Healing through the land: Jolene Banning finds inspiration in her Indigenous traditions

Jolene Banning grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario. But she lived for the summers, spent with her grandparents and uncle in the small town of Allanwater Bridge, surrounded by her Ojibway family and community. “My mom was forced to move off her land to get an education in Thunder Bay. But she did bring us … Read moreHealing through the land: Jolene Banning finds inspiration in her Indigenous traditions

Nicole McKay helps youth connect with their traditional lands

Nicole McKay is standing at a picnic table in Chippewa Park, just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario, rolling strips of locally caught walleye in a mix of flour and spices. Behind her, three high-school students — sisters Kay and Karlee and their friend Dazele — are plucking feathers from a Canada goose, under the supervision of Elder Bella Patayash. … Read moreNicole McKay helps youth connect with their traditional lands

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