From the Bush to the Plate
Noreen Jackson - Noreen comes from GoodFish Lake First Nation Alberta, a Plains Cree Nehiyaw Nation. She comes from a very cultural upbringing in the Plains Cree Nehiyaw Traditional community and speaks Cree fluently. She incorporates the cultural knowledge , Teachings and Language In her everyday life. She is a loving Mother of five and Kokum to 14 grandchildren. Noreen is a Residential School Survivor and is a strong, resilient women who loves her family very much. Her late Mother Ruth Jackson, passed down many Traditional Teachings and Stories that she still practices today.
Sheena Papin is a Cree woman and loving Mother from Enoch Cree Nation. Sheena Is a Traditional Fancy Dancer, Hip Hop Dancer and Actor. She Is a Sales Director with Mary Kay, Esthetician & Microblading Technician and a student becoming a Health & Wellness coach.
Noreen Jackson and Doreen Mindus are twin sister, they both come from GoodFish Lake First Nation Alberta, a Plains Cree Nehiyaw Nation. They comes from a very cultural upbringing in the Plains Cree Nehiyaw Traditional community and speaks Cree fluently.
Kiya Is a Cree girl who comes from Maskwacis Cree Nation, a Plains Cree Nehiyaw Nation. She comes from a cultural upbringing in the Plains Cree Nehiyaw Traditional community, where she incorporates the cultural knowledge into her home and everyday life. Kiya is an Actor, Artist, Athlete, Traditional Vocalist, Jingel Dancer , Competes competitively in Jazz and Hip Hop. She also competes In Pageants North America Wide and Won a number of titles and awards. Kiya has been featured in four Movies and four TV series, she also performs the Canadian National Anthem in Cree at many sporting events.
Chad Simon is a Cree man who comes from Maskwacis Cree Nation, a Plains Cree Nehiyaw Nation. He is a father of three, acoustic guitarist, Journeyman electrician and golfer.
Zowie Steinhauer is a Cree woman who comes from Saddle Lake First Nations.
Bernice Suntjens is from GoodFish Lake First Nation, she is a teacher and nurse. Bernive is currently retired but loves to spend her time as a substitute teacher at Onchaminahos school in saddle lake First Nation.
Lyndon is a teacher of 13 years. He has taught Aboriginal Studies 10, 20, and 30, Social 7, 8, and 9, Cree and Culture 7, 8, and 9, Physical Education 7, 8, 9, and 10, and is currently creating a Land Based program at Westmount Jr. High School. He has always worked with First Nations youth and has a passion for passing on our culture, our language, and our ways of knowing and being. As a nêhiýaw nâpêw (Cree man), He feels it is responsibility to keep our culture, traditions, and customs alive.