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Ongomiizwin Knowledge Keeper Leslie Spillett

“Storytelling is really critical," says Knowledge Keeper Leslie Spillett, "It takes a lot of trust but has such an impact on how we see and relate to each other."

Stand in your power

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.

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