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Yotuni “Its Growing” Enterprises
Founder/President

January 26, 2016 to Present

Through Grass Roots and professionalism, Yotuni “Its Growing” Enterprises is committed to helping marginalized, colonized, Indigenous children, youth and their families on their healing journey.  With mentoring, guidance, cultural educational teachings, workshops for mental and physical health, as well as healing circles; we will help create spiritual, emotional, physical and mental growth, strong minds, and strong hearts and provide the tools and life skills needed to live positive and healthy lifestyles.  Through the workshops and teachings, covered is various topics such as support, self-love, positive self-image, self-esteem, bullying, suicide, addictions, drugs, alcohol, anger, abuse, grief, trauma, other mental health issues and spirituality, tradition and culture as well as more. To learn more check out: www.yotuni.org


Pillar Non-Profit

Facilitator
Indigenous Sharing Circle

March 21, 2019

Facilitated a Traditional Sharing Circle where we gathered and discussed the importance of not taking what others do personally, to let go and current plans and goals

Teachings:

  • My Story of being a marginalized, colonized, urban Indigenous Child and Youth of Yesterday

  • My Story on being a marginalized, Indigenous Woman and Entrepreneur building a Social Enterprise

  • Being a Mindful Leader, letting go, and future goals, plans and dreams


ISWO Indigenous Sports & Wellness Ontario
Standing Bear Youth Leadership and Culture Camp

Facilitator/Educator

March 11 & March 12, 2019

Facilitated Teachings and Activities on Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness

Teachings:

  • Self Identity and Introductions

  • Mental Health, confidence and acceptance

  • Seven Grandfather Teachings, Medicine Wheel Teachings and Self-Care

  • Positive and affective communication


PILLAR NON-PROFIT

Facilitator/Educator
Working Together Towards Decolonization

March 8, 2019

Facilitated Traditional Sharing Circle where everyone learned about the 7 Grandfather Teachings and communication skills

Teachings:

  • My Story of being a marginalized, colonized, urban Indigenous Child and Youth of Yesterday

  • Seven Grandfather Teachings and 4 Sacred Medicines

  • Being a Mindful Leader

  • Understanding, connecting, communicating and working with the marginalized, colonized, Indigenous People and Communities


Pillar Non-Profit

Facilitator/Educator
Working Together Towards Decolonization

February 12, 2019

  • Facilitated Traditional Sharing Circle where everyone had an opportunity to share their experiences when interacting with the Indigenous People and Communities

Teachings:

  • My Story of being a marginalized, colonized, urban Indigenous Child and Youth of Yesterday

  • My Story on being a marginalized, Indigenous Woman and Entrepreneur building a Social Enterprise

  • Being a Mindful Leader

  • Understanding, connecting, communicating and working with the marginalized, colonized, Indigenous People and Communities


Schulich Medicine & Dentistry - University of Western Ontario
Bell Lets Talk Mental Health Day - Facebook Live

Opening Prayer/Guest Speaker

January 30, 2019

  • Facilitated Traditional Opening Prayer

  • Discussed partnership with Yotuni “Its Growing” Enterprises and the Seven Gen Team of the Global Minds Fellowship Program and the importance of working together with Non-Indigenous people, teams, organizations and businesses.

Teachings:

  • Mental Health Issues from an Indigenous Perspective

  • Residential Schools and Intergenerational Trauma


Ivey Business School
Ivey Sustainability Conference

Guest Speaker/Indigenous SOcial Entrepreneur

December 7, 2018
Professors and Researches from all Disciplines

Teachings:

  • Entrepreneurship and working with marginalized, colonized Indigenous Children and Youth

  • Yotuni “Its Growing” Social Enterprise and its programs and services

  • Understanding, connecting, communicating and working with the marginalized, colonized, Indigenous People and Communities


Pillar Non-Profit
Pillar Community Innovation Awards

Indigenous Social Entrepreneur - Guest Speaker

November 22, 2018

  • Facilitated Traditional Opening Prayer for Pillar Community Innovation Awards


Scouts Canada
Cub Scouts

Educator/Facilitator

November 15, 2018
Children Ages 8-10

Teachings:

  • Indigenous Astrology, Spirit Animals and Zodiac Signs


Ivey Business School
Sustainability Certificate Program - Opening Ceremony

Keynote Speaker/Educator/Inspirational Speaker

September 17, 2018
Ivey Business Students - Non-Indigenous

Teachings:

  • My Story of being a marginalized, colonized, urban Indigenous Child and Youth of Yesterday

  • My Story on being a marginalized, Indigenous Woman and Entrepreneur building a Social Enterprise

  • Being a Mindful Leader

  • Understanding, connecting, communicating and working with the marginalized, colonized, Indigenous People and Communities


Yotuni “Its Growing” Enterprise
T.E.N Truth Empowering Nations Summer Day-Camp

Educator/Facilitator/Developer/Supervisor

August 9 and 10, 2018
Indigenous Children and Youth Ages 5-18

Teachings:

  • Seven Grandfather Teachings from a Mental Health Perspective

  • Self-Expression

  • Mental Health and Physical Health

  • Being a Mindful Leader

  • Lets Be Positive and Positive Self-Talk

  • Team Building Skills


Oneida Youth Gathering 2018

Educator/Facilitator/Social Entrepreneur
Youth Empowerment, Mental Health & Entrepreneurship

August 3, 2018
Indigenous Youth Ages 12 to 18

Teachings:

  • Seven Grandfather Teachings from a Mental Health Perspective

  • Being a Mindful Leader

  • Lets Be Positive and Positive Self-Talk

  • Team Building Skills


Thames Valley District School Board
First Nations, Metis and Inuits (FNMI) -
Indigenous Ways of Knowing Summer Course

Educator/Facilitator

July 24, 2018
Indigenous Secondary School Students Grade 9-12

Teachings:

  • Seven Grandfather Teachings from a Mental Health Perspective

  • Being a Mindful Leader

  • Lets Be Positive and Positive Self-Talk

  • Team Building Skills


University of Western Ontario
Global Minds Fellowship Program 2018-2019

Educator/Facilitator/Inspirational Speaker
Community Partner - Yotuni & Consultant

July 19, 2018
University Students - Non-Indigenous

Teachings:

  • My Story of being a marginalized, colonized, urban Indigenous Child and Youth of Yesterday

  • My Story on being a marginalized, Indigenous Woman and Entrepreneur

  • Being a Mindful Leader

  • Understanding, connecting, communicating and working with the marginalized, colonized, Indigenous People and Communities


Thames Valley District School Board
First Nations, Metis and Inuits (FNMI) -
FNMI Summer Literacy Program

Educator/Facilitator for 3 camps

July 2018
Indigenous Elementary Students Grade 1 to 3

Teachings:

  • Seven Grandfather Teachings from a Mental Health Perspective

  • Mental Health and Physical Health

  • Being a Mindful Leader

  • Lets Be Positive and Positive Self-Talk

  • Team Building Skills