Do you know an Indigenous woman or 2SLGBTQQIA+ person you would like to lift up and celebrate? Does your Mom, Kokum, sister, auntie or friend need a shout-out because of how amazing they are?

One of LFMO’s ongoing projects is the She is Indigenous campaign, an online social media awareness campaign that celebrates the strength, diversity, and contributions of Métis, First Nations, and Inuit women across the country.

Each week, we share the stories of three incredible Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people – community members, teachers, mothers, grandmothers, doctors, artists, authors, postal service employees, nurses and more – and we would love to share your story!

Launched in June 2019, LFMO developed the campaign together with national and provincial Indigenous organizations, with support from the Government of Ontario and in creative partnership with Spruce Creative. She is Indigenous has successfully showcased over 350 Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, their beautiful stories, and the value, joy, strength and light they bring to everyone around them.


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Inspiring Stories from our Communities

Annette

Born in Manitoba and growing up in the community of Bonnyville, Alberta, many know Annette as Maskwa Asohtewak, which means she and the bears walk together as a group. Being a steward of the land is important to Annette and she proudly uses her voice to talk about the long-term sustainable development of Canada’s resources. The creator of Dragonfly Resources, Annette continues to be a liaison between Indigenous communities, resource developers and governing bodies.

Kate

Dr. Kate Elliott is one of those doctors who looks to help heal your mind and spirit alongside your body. As a mentor to Indigenous youth, Kate believes deeply in the value of reciprocal learning and learns from her youth as much as she teaches them. Her advice to aspiring doctors? Find someone who walked the path before you so that they may guide you and help you anticipate what’s to come. In 2021, Kate was elected to be Chairperson of the Métis Women in British Columbia. Congratulations, Kate!

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