Nii Maamaa la Tayr

In the days before institutions and brick buildings, our people lived in ways that were interconnected with the land, the natural world and our relatives.  As Métis people we remain the children of two peoples, unique in nature and the world, with the responsibility...

Every Child Matters

As the world explodes around us in a frenzy of beautiful colours and vibrant greens, we begin to feel the pull of spring.  The new life and activity can sometimes feel too bright and too cheerful.  In fact, spring can be overwhelming and heavy when we are locked in...

Pishkaymitook (Caring) 2021

As the Frog moon reaches it’s fullest expression and the rains continue to fall, I am reminded of the Pishkaymitook (caring) lessons.  The full moon has long been a reminder to women that we have community.  Whether you simply take five minutes to yourself or...

The Gifts of Sage

As I walk across the prairie I can see the Sage beginning to push its way towards the sun.  Every dip and depression in the earth seemingly erupting with the familiar but sacred silver green leaves, and as I contemplate its purpose, I am grateful for the abundance....

A New Frog Moon

  Today we entered the Frog Moon.  It is during this cycle that the earth itself begins to warm from the longer periods of sun. As it does, the warmth awakens the frogs who begin to sing the last of the slumbering creatures into the world.  The Frogs bring us...