She served as an Elder for Ontario's Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy
and participated at many civic events over the years, including Human Rights Day celebrations and Toronto's Olympic bid.
From Brant Castellano's reflections of women's foundational community activism in the 1970s in places as diverse as Iqaluit and Toronto, to the organizing involved in the creation of the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy
in the 1980s, to women's testimonials in the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People in the 1990s and the current struggles around residential schooling and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, the author provides us with an intimate roadmap of the activist journeys that an entire generation of Aboriginal women have taken towards community healing and redress.
Funding for the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness strategy
, a partnership between the Ontario government and 15 Aboriginal organizations, has increased its funding to $38.3 million representing an increase of 15 per cent for a third five-year term.
An activity-packed theme week called Voyageur Days was held, which included babies' and children's programs sponsored by a committee comprised of the Kenora Metis Council, the Nechee Friendship Centre, Aishinabeekweweg, an Aboriginal family support program funded by the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy
, and Kenora Area Health Access.