Meet Our 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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MARIA JACKO

Maria Jacko is an Algonquin Anishnaabe from Kitigan Zibi, QC. She’s a proud mother of three beautiful daughters, twin 18-year...

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KERRY ANDREWS

Kerry Andrews is a member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and has lived in her community for most...

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CONNIE POWLESS

Connie Powless, from Six Nations of the Grand River, has played softball all her life. In 2013, her team, the...

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MIKE AUKSI

Mike Auksi (Ojibway-Estonian) is currently the Coordinator of Education, Culture and Wellness Programs at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health,...

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DANO THORNE

Dano is from Cowichan First nation and is presently the Recreation and Sport Director for the community. He recently received...

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KIM WHEATLEY

Kim brings culture to sport. She is an Anishinaabe Ojibway Grandmother from Shawanaga First Nation Reserve who carries the Spirit...

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