Ongomiizwin welcomes a new Knowledge Keeper
Leslie Spillett, the new Knowledge Keeper at Ongomiizwin, wants to create a system where Indigenous people don’t just survive, but thrive.
Spillett, who started in May, describes a Knowledge Keeper as someone chosen by the community and who honours, builds and supports that community. They use their own story and understanding of life in a way that resonates with people at different stages of development in their lives. Knowledge Keepers also provide guidance and traditional knowledge relating to ceremony, identity and connections.