Meet the Advocate
Patrick Nadjiwon of the Three Sisters' House
Patrick Nadjiwon, from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, is a certified educator specializing in Native and Environmental Studies. Patrick joined us at our last community meeting to discuss "how we can restore Mother Earth by offering practical solutions learned from Aboriginal Ancestors".
He lead us in prayer and smudging before speaking to us about early childhood life on the reserve and changes he has witnessed in food production and procurement methods as these changes reflected broader political shifts. He then reflected on traditional environmental knowledge and Indigenous spirituality, and their pertinence of both for contemporary issues of GMOs, global warming, resource extraction, and food sovereignty.
If you missed the meeting, keep an eye out for other events the Three Sisters' House (Nswo Nshiimenhig Endaayaat) are participating in, and read our in-depth Q & A with Patrick following the meeting.