Wellness Warriors

Joel Kennedy

Joel Matthew Kennedy is a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames and is Bear Clan.  He grew up in London and has worked at N’Amerind Friendship Centre for 10 years.  In October 2015 Joel decided to take control of his health losing over 115lbs and finishing his...

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Kathy Calverley

Kathy Calverley is a member of Rama First Nation. She takes pride in being a Wife, Mom, and Grammy to five grandkids. She loves to explore, adventure and be active when she is not working at the Ladies High End clothing store at Casino Rama.         What...

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Michelle-Lynn Kennedy

Michelle-Lynn Kennedy, from Oneida Nation of the Thames with mixed settler ancestry. London, Ontario. I am a teacher, and currently a full-time student in the Masters of Indigenous Relations Program at Laurentian University. I recently competed in Toronto at the MIG in the track events....

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Wendy Jocko

Councillor Wendy Anne Jocko, honoured Veteran's Eagle Staff carrier since 1997, Wendy returned to her home community of Pikwakanagan in 1996. From 1979 - 2002 Wendy was a Regimental Duty Sergeant, Supply Technician and Office Administrator with the Department of National Defence. Her time in the military included two tours...

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Daniel Semantha

Daniel Everett Samantha, 24 years old and born in High Level Alberta. Raised on the reservation, Bushe River 207 Dene Tha First Nation. "I’m a recovering alcoholic drug addict. I am 17 months sober and 10 months smoke-free and clean. Sobriety is the most powerful thing...

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Curtis Roote

Saugeen First Nation #29 What is the role of sport/physical activity in your life? I believe sports and physical activity is so important from a young age.  Whether we realize it or not, we learn so much from them.  It helps shape our character and helps develop...

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CELINA CADA-MATASAWAGON

Celina, an Ojibway from Sheshegwaning First Nation situate on Manitoulin Island, ON. Celina is an accomplished hoop dancer, she was crowned Champion at the Salamanca Hoop Dance Competition, and the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Hoop Dance Competition in 2004. Her hoop dancing has given her the...

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TIM SMOKE

Timothy Smoke is a member of the Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation. Since 2012 he has been a practitioner of Muay Thai, which is a combat sport (martial art) that has been developed in Thailand. It is known also as “the art of eight limbs”...

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JONEL BEAUVAIS

Jonel Beauvais is a Mohawk woman, proud mother of three children and chosen auntie, sister and friend to many. She is a community outreach worker for the Seven Dancers Coalition in her home community of Akwesasne. The Seven Dancers Coalition seeks to educate Tribal communities...

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MIKE ALEXANDER

Mike Alexander is an Anishinaabe endurance athlete. He is a sixties scoop survivor who has transformed his life through cycling and triathlon. In 2017, Mike pedalled 7000km, completing events like the Tour De Victoria 160km ride. In 2018, Mike continues to defy stereotypes and negativity...

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