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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 Network

indigenous Facilitator/Educator
Working Together Towards Decolonization

September 6, 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


Oneida nation youth workshops
oneida economic Development

Facilitator

August 12, 2019
Indigenous Youth ages 12-18

Teachings:

  • Self-Identity

  • Project Management

  • Time Management

  • Mindful Leadership

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Team Building Skills


Pillar non-profit network
special announcement by minister mary ng
on women entrepreneurs

Guest Speaker

August 9, 2019

Opened day with a Prayer, creating mindfulness and grounding while we acknowledged and gave thanks to the Indigenous Peoples, Mother Earth and all of creation.


University of Western Ontario
Global Minds Fellowship Program 2019-2020
Land-base learning

c0-Facilitator/educator

July 19, 2018
University Students - Non-Indigenous and Indigenous

Teachings:

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

  • Connecting with Self, Mother Earth and all off creation (Land-Base Teaching)


University of Western Ontario
Global Minds Fellowship Program 2019-2020

Keynote Speaker/Mentor

July 19, 2018
University Students - Non-Indigenous and 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

  • Connecting with Mother Earth and all off creation (Land-Base Teaching)


fnmi (First Nations, metis and inuit) literacy summer camp
Lord Nelson & East Carling & Cleardale Elementary schools

indigenous teacher

July 3, 2019 - July 19, 2019

  • Self-Identity

  • Environment and Mother Earth

  • Wellness and Self-care


Solutions lab
societal transformation -
Prototype co-sensing walk along the river

Guest Speaker

June 27, 2019

Opened day with a Prayer, creating mindfulness and grounding while we acknowledged and gave thanks to the Indigenous Peoples, Mother Earth and all of creation.


School
French first language school

Indigenous teacher
Grade 1 - Grade 8

Provided teachings on mindfulness and respect for self, others and all living beings.

June 25, 2019

  • Sacred Bundles, Self-Respect and Respect for all of Creation

  • Praying for Mother Earth and all of Creation

  • Oneida Clan System and respect for animals


School
French first language school

Indigenous teacher
Grade 1 - Grade 8

Provided teachings on mindfulness and respect for self, others and all living beings.

June 21, 2019

  • Sacred Bundles, Self-Respect and Respect for all of Creation

  • Praying for Mother Earth and all of Creation

  • Oneida Clan System and respect for animals


School
French first language school

Indigenous teacher
Grade 1 - Grade 8

Provided teachings on mindfulness and respect for self, others and all living beings.

June 19, 2019

  • Sacred Bundles, Self-Respect and Respect for all of Creation

  • Praying for Mother Earth and all of Creation

  • Oneida Clan System and respect for animals


St. Annes Elementary catholic school

Indigenous teacher
Grade 2 - Grade 5

Provided teachings on mindfulness and respect for self, others and all living beings.

June 12, 2019

  • Sacred Bundles, Self-Respect and Respect for all of Creation

  • Praying for Mother Earth and all of Creation

  • Oneida Clan System and respect for animals


St. Kateri Elementary school
indigenous education event

Indigenous Facilitator/Educator
Grade 1 - Grade 8

Provided teachings on mindfulness and respect for self, others and all living beings.

June 6, 2019

  • Greeting Circle, acknowledging and respecting each other

  • Sacred Bundles, Self-Respect and Respect for all of Creation

  • Praying for Mother Earth and all of Creation

  • Oneida Clan System and respect for animals


Fringe Fest
Power and Privilege Panel

Indigenous Panelist

June 5, 2019

Provided my perspective as a marginalized, underpriviledged, resilient, Indigenous Social Entrepreneur.


Opportunity for all youth &
Y.O.U Youth Opportunities unlimted
opportunity for all youth job fair

Guest Speaker

May 28, 2019

Opened event with a Prayer, creating mindfulness and grounding while we acknowledged and gave thanks to Mother Earth and all of creation.


st. Thomas aquinas high-school
Safety and crime prevention event

Facilitator/Educator
Grade 9 - 12

Provided teachings on mindfulness and respect for self, others and all living beings.

May 11, 2019

  • Sacred Bundles, Self-Respect and Respect for all of Creation

  • Praying for Mother Earth and all of Creation

  • Reflection and acknowledge all of life through art


Rick hansen Elementary School
Culture Day

Indigenous Facilitator/Educator
JK-Grade 6

Provided teachings on mindfulness and respect for self, others and all living beings.

May 8, 2019 & May 9, 2019

  • Sacred Bundles, Self-Respect and Respect for all of Creation

  • Praying for Mother Earth and all of Creation

  • Reflection and acknowledge all of life through art


The Presbytery of London (PCC)
”Why Truth & Reconciliation matters”

Facilitator/Educator
Working Together Towards Decolonization

May 4, 2019

Facilitated Traditional Sharing Circle

Teachings:

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

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


Innovation Works
Wellness Day

Guest Speaker

May 4, 2019

Opened Wellness Day with a Prayer, creating mindfulness and grounding while we acknowledged and gave thanks to the Indigenous Peoples, Mother Earth and all of creation.


St. anthony’s elementary school
Culture Day

Facilitator/Educator
grade 3 & 4

Provided teachings on mindfulness and respect for self, others and all living beings.

April 26, 2019

  • Sacred Bundles, Self-Respect and Respect for all of Creation

  • Praying for Mother Earth and all of Creation

  • Seven Grandfather Teachings


Pillar Non-Profit network
Annual general meeting

Guest Speaker

April 17, 2019

Opened the AGM with a Prayer, creating mindfulness and grounding while we acknowledged and gave thanks to the Indigenous People, Mother Earth and all of creation.


Faith Fest - Various catholic schools
Elementary and secondary

Facilitator/educator
Indigenous teachings

April 11, 2019

Provided Indigenous Teachings, teaching self-respect, respect of our sacred things as well as respecting other people, their traditions, beliefs, space and belongings.

Teachings:

  • Greeting Circle

  • Sacred Bundles

  • Traditional Dance by Amanda Doxtator


Pillar Non-Profit network

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 network

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 network

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

  • Provided opening with a Prayer, creating mindfulness and grounding while we acknowledged and gave thanks to the Indigenous Peoples, Mother Earth and all of creation.

  • 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 network
Pillar Community Innovation Awards

Indigenous Social Entrepreneur - Guest Speaker

November 22, 2018

  • Opened the awards with a Prayer, creating mindfulness and grounding while we acknowledged and gave thanks to the Indigenous People, Mother Earth and all of creation.


Scouts Canada
Cub Scouts

Educator/Facilitator

November 15, 2018
Children Ages 8-10

Teachings:

  • Indigenous Astrology and Spirit Animals


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

  • Entreprenuership

  • 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/consultant
Community Partner - Yotuni

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