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 gifted my name by my Auntie Norma Kennedy. I am a Haudenosaunee Leader 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.
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 and C.E.O of Yotuni “Its Growing” which has charitable status through Tides Canada’s Shared Platform.
Amanda is happy and eager to connect with you.
Kuwahsanahwi Consulting is a Social Enterprise that helps generate money for Yotuni’s camps and services, therefor some of the proceeds go towards helping the Indigenous children and youth, empowering healing, growth and change.