By incorporating both the Seven Fires of Creation and the Medicine Wheel Teachings, visitors will create a Wampum Strand Key Chain which will serve as a reminder of your responsibilities to carry the knowledge in a Good Way. 

In many Indigenous Nations, the Wampum Strand represents standing in one’s truth with respect. We are making these Wampum Strands as a symbol of the Teachings you have learned today. How will you use this knowledge to create a better life and a better understanding for yourself, your family, your community. 

And to be the leader we know you can be by igniting your Spirit Fire!

Sabrina Shawana

Sabrina Shawana, Giibaach, Wikwemkoong, Eagle clan

Sabrina is a single mother of 3. In 2015, Sabrina co-founded the Strong Water Singers, an Indigenous led collective of women from across the Niagara Region whose commitment to decolonizing and rebuilding sisterhood has inspired many generations. Now a two time award winning collective, the Strong Water Singers nurture their “ home fire “ at the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre, and is currently building the next generation of empowered women: Strong Water Juniors.
As a graduate of Brock University’s Gidayaamiin program, Sabrina is committed to sharing her gifts and teachings to strengthen her community and Nation.

September 9 @ 13:00
1:00 pm — 1:45 pm

Sabrina Shawana