Women & Water Coming Together Symposium 2023
Miigwech to all our Presenters!
Dr. Lois DeLong, Turtle Mountain Ojibwe, Dr. DeLong prefers to approach holistic healing through incorporating native traditions such as storytelling, ceremonies, and all forms of energy work based on specific culture. Her Clinical work throughout the years has included training in all areas related to counseling and healing approaches in many states.
MILDRED “TINKER” SCHUMAN Tinker’s Native name is Migizikwe, or Eagle Woman. She is a Tribal Elder, Healer, Grandmother, Pipe Carrier, teacher, poet, published author, and artist living on the Lac du Flambeau reservation in Northern Wisconsin. She attended the prestigious Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and has a creative writing degree and a BA in Education.
Wes Whetung and Leona Stevens have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Anishinaabe sacred teachings, ceremonies and healing practices.
Leona Stevens lives within her home community the First Nation of Mississauga #8 Ontario. Leona has experienced an incredible healing and learning journey spanning several decades. She has dedicated herself to re-claiming the sacred Teachings, Ceremonies, and Healing practices of the Anishinabe Midewin of the Three Fires Society. She has earned extensive knowledge of women’s ceremonies.
Wes has pursued a long and productive career of social work and has consistently engaged in helping improve the quality of life for First Nations people. His training is extensive, but he openly acknowledges his most valuable skills are derived from the Sacred Teachings, and ceremonial healing practises of the Anishinabe Midewin. He has actively supported the Three Fires Society Midewin Lodge for 40+ years.
Wes is a highly respected ceremony maker, Knowledge Keeper, teacher, and helper. He is currently providing cultural resource services to the Correctional Services of Canada, working with Indigenous men at Beaver Creek Institution.
Pat McCabe (Weyakpa Najin Win, Woman Stands Shining) is a Diné (Navajo) mother, grandmother, activist, artist, writer, ceremonial leader, and international speaker. She is a voice for global peace, and her paintings are created as tools for individual, earth and global healing. She draws upon the Indigenous sciences of Thriving Life to reframe questions about sustainability and balance, and she is devoted to supporting the next generations, Women’s Nation and Men’s Nation, in being functional members of the “Hoop of Life” and upholding the honor of being human.