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“I am an Indigenous mother from a native community in Ontario. Traditionally, my identity follows my mother which makes me a turtle from the Cayuga Nation. My three grown children are turtles as well.

I have worked in my community for 22 years promoting traditional health. I enjoy walking, writing, singing, paddling, golfing and shooting arrows. The Creator gave me a vision to help native people reconnect to self, family and culture. It is based on the Great Law teachings of the Peace Makers message for those who seek peace, strength and a good mind.

As the Haudenosaunee, we are Ambassadors of Peace. My traditional name is Eahwahęwi’ and means ‘Carrier of News’. My purpose is to help my people recover, rebuild and reclaim self from abuse, violence and trauma.”