Program Cost: $450 (tuition, meals & accommodation)
Local Price: $410 (without overnight)
Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program.
Miigam’agan is a Mi’kmaw traditional teacher and spiritual leader.
Her life-work is dedicated to supporting empowerment for women, youth, families and communities and preserving and teaching Wabanaki culture and spirituality. She is also volunteering and serving Clanmothers/Elders throughout Wabanaki and Turtle Island, advocating the culture and values of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
Carla Lewis: Duni’ze, Tsakiy’ze, Ski’ze, friends and allies. Carla is from the Bear/Wolf clan and her matrilineage traces back through the Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan peoples. Carla believes our deep-rooted cultural connections to our homelands – our values, beliefs, and worldview – hold the wisdom of our ancestors which may enable us to protect and provide for our nations, people, and all of creation. As such, she actively seek action-based methods and projects that create meaningful change in our communities and in our lives.
Carla’s knowledge and experience stems from academia with a Masters Degree in Indigenous Governance (UVIC) and Bachelors Degree in Anthropology and First Nations Studies (UBC). More importantly, many of her lessons stem from years of listening and learning from Elders and knowledge holders. In their teachings and stories, a common moral warned of the pressing need to strengthen our culture and reconnect with and protect our lands. Her journey has led her all across Turtle Island to work for Indigenous peoples in the areas of research, curriculum development, facilitation, project coordination and management, as well as leadership positions on various boards and councils. She is a mother and aunty and this is her biggest joy, challenge, and defining characteristic. Awet’za!