Pearleen Kanewopasikot- YIWCL Cree instructor
Askihtakiw Piyesiw Iskwew nitsihkason. Waskacosihk ohci niya. Kinowes ekwa niki-pekiskinohamakan. Keyapic nikiskinohamakan, nehiyawewin e-kiskinohamakeyan ota Amiskwacihk Waskihikanihk.
My ceremonial name is Blue Thunder Bird Woman. I am from Little Pine First Nation, Saskatchewan. I have been a long time educator. I am still teaching Cree in Edmonton, with the Edmonton Catholic School Board at Ben Calf Robe School.
I enjoy teaching very much. I love going to ceremony. I am blessed to be a grandmother. My grand baby and I go to ceremonies when we can. I am very honoured to be part of the Cree and Cultural Immersion Camp at the University of Alberta. I completed my Masters Degree in Land Based Indigenous Education at the University of Saskatchewan, and I am fully aware how important our ways of knowing are. I am happy to promote retention of nehiyawewin and nehiyawatisowin.