About the Event
Edebwed Ogichidaa Kwe – She who speaks the Truth – Warrior Woman Leader – Mkwaa dodem – New Credit doonjibaa – English name is Valarie King.
Valerie has lived on Mississaugas of the Credit all of her life. She has been a skaabayis (helper) in the community and off reserve in various roles. For 30 years, she strived to bring the sacred bundles of traditional teachings back to the people – ceremonies and rites of passages, such as Grandmother Moon ceremonies, fastings, traditional teachings workshops, drumming, singing, and feasts.
She has been working with the Traditional medicines and will be soon opening Dancing Moon Holistic centre offering traditional programs for healing and herbal products. She is an Activist for families of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, and for the sacred water. She currently works at Judah’s Place as the holistic counselor working collaboratively
with a doctor and herbalist for the people’s healing.
She has seven children and seven grandchildren – who each sing and do traditional dancing around the big drum and hand drum.