Gail’s home is here on the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation.
Her mother’s bloodline extends back many generations as a Bear Clan (shaking the rattle) woman of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Her father was Mohawk, Turtle Clan, and she also honours her father’s grandfather who traveled to this land from Ireland and brought with him Celtic roots.
Gail is proud to be Kanienkehaka (Mohawk).
Gail feels the power of this sacred land pulsing through her blood. “Our story here on turtle island is expressed in an oral tradition, passed through generations. The deep history steeped in rich culture. Our ancestors survived many changes and challenges but retain that deep connection to the land and spiritual knowledge.” Gail is a Medicine Woman with original instructions to support all peoples on their journey.
Gail is a mother of 5 children and 15 grandchildren who are connected to their cultural ways and she is proud to see them walk their path. Being born into the bear clan family means a path of healing and medicine and so she walks this path proudly and is delighted that she has created little bears to follow!
Generations have carried a great burden over the past few hundred years. Her Six Nations community struggles with many issues and if there is a way to uplift our hearts and souls, then it is our responsibility to accept the challenge of providing what we can.
Gail is a Traditional Healer, Medicine Knowledge Keeper, Pipe Carrier, and much more. “Together with the heartbeat of ceremony and love, our people can breathe in the essence of unity and peace.”