“The future depends on what we do in the present.”
“You must be the change you wish to see in the World.”
She:koli Kuwasaniha:wi ni:yukyats ohkwa:li niwaki’talo”t^ On^yota’a:ka: niwakuhutsyo:t^. Hello my name is Amanda Lillian Kennedy and my Spirit name is Kuwasaniha:wi, it means “in her name they carry” in the On^yota’a:ka (Oneida) language. I was given my name by my Auntie Norma Kennedy. I am Haudenosaunee and from the Oneida Nation of the Thames, Iroquois and I am Bear Clan. I am a colonized, urbanized, marginalized child and youth of yesterday and the daughter and granddaughter of Residential Schools Survivors. I have done a lot of healing work using various traditions and practices from my own culture as well as from other cultures and belief systems. I am proud of who I am and a very Spiritual Haudenosaunee woman and I am learning more about my roots and life and each day grow more and more.
As a youth I was a Leader, Role Model, Facilitator, Coordinator and Developer of children and youth camps, workshops, conferences, as well as worked in the Social Work field, a Bookkeeper and Teacher.
Today I am an Advocate for Indigenous children and youth, an Educator, Facilitator, Consultant, Inspirational Speaker, and Social Entrepreneur. I am the Founder of Yotuni “Its Growing” Enterprises.