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Sherry Meawasige is Ojibwa from the North Shore, Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 Serpent River First Nations. As an administrator in the Indigenous service sector, Sherry has held a number of positions including Administrative Assistant and Financial Assistant with the Native Canadian Centre, and a member of the board of directors for three not-for-profit organizations.
Sherry’s experience with the Cultural and Schools Departments has allowed her to work closely with Community Elders and Traditional Teachers. As a member of the Anishnawbek Committee she helped coordinate and facilitate the 18th Annual Awareness Gathering, and GOD (Gathering of Drums) with respected community Elder Jimmy Dick. Sherry received the Thirteen Moon Teachings and Maple Water Teachings from respected Elder Pauline Shirt, and was personally invited by Grandmother Pauline to help her family facilitate a Healing Circle for the Elementary School Teachers of Ontario. Working with the late Elder Roger Jones is milestone in her journey that moccasin tracks will forever mark the ceremonies that she attended and participated in.
Recognized as a community artisan, Sherry has created beadwork and leather work for various people and events, including the Pan Am Games. Sherry currently facilitates workshops for youth in the area of Cultural Teaching and Traditional First Nations Art.