THIS is going to take a lot of work ...

After a lifetime dedicated to Indigenous Empowerment, Sandi Boucher , a much-loved Inspirational Speaker and best-selling author,  turned her attention to an even bigger issue – Canadian Reconciliation.



“The PATH” published in 2018, highlights the work ahead for all Canadians, Indigenous and none.  In her book, Sandi highlights that it is not about shame or guilt (negative forces weighing this country down) but ownership, acknowledgement, forgiveness, and action (positive forces to lift us up).


A master of creating safe spaces that support honest discussion, Sandi provides seminars, workshops, and keynote speeches to audiences of all sizes, working with non-Indigenous  individuals and communities as they learn the true history of this country, as they learn how things got to this state, as they learn what they can do to heal this nation.

And when she is not in mainstream, Sandi is in the First Nation communities located within Canadian borders.  She is helping Indigenous men, women, and children to learn of the effects of colonialism and oppression, helping them to understand why Indigenous communities  are so often troubled ,  aiding them in regaining their pride and self worth, assisting them as they finally break the chains to a past no one deserved.


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

Few things scare the ones who truly realize the depth of what they have survived.

We must remember who we were before “the schools” or the teachings of the schools will continue to resonate in our lives and communities.

When a procedural rule prevents progress or resolution, the rule is the problem!

To move forward, sometimes you have to return to where you were, to pick up what you forgot.

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.

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!

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.

I am nothing like the woman I once was … but I needed her tears and pains to get here.

Before the comment, consider the person on the other side of your words.

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