About the Event
Edebwed Ogichidaa Kwe – She who speaks the Truth – Warrior Woman Leader – Mkwaa dodem – New Credit doonjibaa – English name is Valarie King.
Valarie has lived on Mississaugas of the Credit all of her life. She has been a skaabayis (helper) in the community and off reserve variously. For 30 years, she strived to return the sacred bundles of traditional teachings 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 leads Dancing Moon Holistic Centre offering traditional healing programs and herbal products. She is an activist for families of missing and murdered
Aboriginal women and for the sacred water. She also works at Juddah’s Place as holistic counsellor, collaborating with a doctor and herbalist.
Valarie has seven children and seven grandchildren — who each sing and do traditional dancing around the big drum and hand drum.