“Learning to trust myself”: Leanna Marshall finds ceremony in everyday life

In 2017, Leanna Marshall felt a powerful call. She’d known for a while about Water Walks, a series of spiritual journeys that highlight the importance of protecting our waterways. The movement is the brainchild of Indigenous grandmother, Elder, and water activist Josephine Mandamin who since 2003 has tallied more than 25,000 kilometres on foot around the Great … Read more“Learning to trust myself”: Leanna Marshall finds ceremony in everyday life

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

How one Indigenous mom builds bridges and connections through education and community

As a child, Kayla Mansfield-Brown attended monthly zone meetings for off-reserve Native communities with her mother but has little recollection of her Native identity shaping her life much in those early years. Things changed though, at nine or 10, when her mother was hired as a facilitator through the Native Council. Suddenly her mom was … Read moreHow one Indigenous mom builds bridges and connections through education and community

Parents with Purpose: Indigenous Harvester Leigh Joseph

Leigh Joseph cedar harvesting in Squamish with daughter, Ava, and son, Jake. Through her company, The Wild Botanicals, Leigh Joseph marries traditional indigenous knowledge and education in ethnobotony with marketing savvy, resulting in a line of gorgeous beauty products. Ingredients are harvested by hand and the line is made in small batches, then each product is … Read moreParents with Purpose: Indigenous Harvester Leigh Joseph

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