How it all began
Sandi started her work as a storyteller and inspirational speaker in 2009, after 25 years in the Employment and Training industry.
Thanks to her dedication to the cause, Sandi has travelled across Canada and as far off as Finland, sharing her message of empowerment for Indigenous peoples and respectful cross-cultural relations with all the nations of this great continent.
But her passion will always be her writing. Sandi’s first book, “Honorary Indian” which tells of her Mother’s teachings through Sandi’s life story, was released in 2010, reaching Best Seller status in 2013.
“Her Mother’s Daughter” followed in 2013, reaching Best Seller status in 2015. In 2018, she released “The PATH”, a book and action plan designed to effectively guide all Canadians to and through reconciliation.
Your daily inspiration
Your value was gifted to you on the day you were born. No one can take that away, unless you give them the power to.
We must remember who we were before “the schools” or the teachings of the schools will continue to resonate in our lives and communities.
I am nothing like the woman I once was … but I needed her tears and pains to get here.
Few things scare the ones who truly realize the depth of what they have survived.
When a procedural rule prevents progress or resolution, the rule is the problem!
Before the comment, consider the person on the other side of your words.
On this day and going forward, please remember that inclusivity and reconciliation are so much more than a logo on a website … or the side of a train.
No matter the intent, the subject matter, or the location; if it’s a bunch of white people teaching Indigenous youth, it’s assimilation. It literally cannot be anything else!
To move forward, sometimes you have to return to where you were, to pick up what you forgot.