APAJI-WLA’MATULINEJ WOMENS GATHERING AND MENS GATHERING
by Ishbel Munro
We had decided to invite men for the first time to one of our gatherings. We spoke of how we had been supporting each other to right relations with all creation by returning to the traditional worldview. We had taken time to build trust, to define what this looks like and discuss teachings from the language and stories. Now, we needed to invite men into similar conversations.
JUDY GOOGOO (MI’KMAQ) MEMBER OF APAJI-WLA’MATULINEJ ON TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS
Judy Googoo (Mi’Kmaq) shares her vast knowledge of medicine plants. Judy leads workshops on everything from plants, to hand drum making, tanning moose hides – everything connected to living on the land. She also is an artist and runs a craft shop in Wagmacook and a barber shop!
Anita is from the Metepenagiag Mi’gmaq Nation in New Brunswick. She is a graduate from the University of New Brunswick where she earned a Master in Education degree along with a Bachelor of Arts and Education degree. She also holds a diploma in Human Resource Management. Anita’s has extensive experience and skills in Economic Development, Indigenous Education and Training, Women’s issues specifically violence, and Community Development.