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Céad Míle Fáilte

In my ancestral language of Gaeilge (Irish), a hundred thousand welcomes.

You have come upon a place of invitation and inquiry.

This space is a living collaboration and exploration, an ever-expanding community sharing narratives of decolonial healing with and within

the places we call home.

As a white woman living in Indigenous Lands, and as a soulful human existing in this time of ecological, social, and spiritual crises, I co-create this place of possibility with those I am learning from and working alongside, and with you. 



Who I Am...

I am a writer, poet, and musician who has been thoroughly enchanted since childhood by the wisdom and beauty of the living, breathing Earth.

I am also a scholar, speaker, and embodied teacher dedicated to co-creating knowledge that might foster practical and spiritual regeneration between humans and the more-than-human world. I work through a decolonizing and trauma-informed lens, and I seek to amplify the voices of BIPOC and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. 


I identify as a second-generation diasporic Irish descendant and white settler Canadian who has lived my entire life in the territory of the Anishinaabeg of the Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin (the Great Lakes) region. I am neurodivergent, live with an invisible disability, and am in recovery from intergenerational trauma.


My work with and for Indigenous communities deeply informs my evolving sense of identity, belonging, and relational accountability. Remembering and reclaiming my own Celtic ancestral wisdom, our language, and our storylines has gifted me with an unfolding critical spirituality that serves both my art and activism. 

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Triskele (Celtic triple spiral)

Supported through shared conversation and collective action with Anishinaabe-kweg whom I continue to work with and learn from, my master's thesis was in direct response to urgent and diverse calls for a paradigm shift in consciousness. Heeding the words of Algonquin Elder Grandfather William Commanda-ba who encouraged us to "remember our original instructions", this work was my attempt to address the cultural and spiritual forces at the root of our current ecological, social, and personal crises of disconnection.  It explores how I, as a white person living in stolen Indigenous land, grapple with my intersectional privileges and traumas, and how I might begin to embody more balanced, respectful, and reciprocal relationships with and within place.  Through a process of learning, unlearning, and reauthoring my sense of identity as a Self-in-Relation, co-creating belonging through relational accountability and embodied action, I have come to know a deeper sense of connectedness and clarity about the great work of our time. 

Now we are in the process of evolving these interwoven stories of relational trauma recovery, buried cultural memory, and critical spirituality into an accessibly written book so that more people can engage in this important conversation.  Click the button below to learn more about our Art-as-Activism and how you can join in! 

“We all must become healers in a wounded space."

Marie Battiste


Mi'kmaw Educator and Author,

Decolonizing Conference, 2018


May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you, mind you, and embrace you in belonging.

John O'Donohue

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