Today, June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. In celebration and recognition of First Nations, Inuit and Métis unique heritages, diverse cultures and achievements my special guest is Sheila O’Neill.
Sheila O'Neill is an author, drum carrier, founding member and past president of Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network. She is also part of a grassroots movement of empowerment of Indigenous women within Newfoundland and Labrador.
Sheila is a member of Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation and we discussed the importance of the drum to the Mi'kmaq and her role as a drum carrier.
Tomorrow on all about canadian books Sheila O’Neill is back with Chief Mi'sel Joe to discuss their historical fiction My Indian. My Indian is an important book that reclaims Mi'kmaq guide Sylvester Joe’s identity almost 200 years later...you'll have to watch tomorrow to find out more!
Wela'lin, Sheila. Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!