April 22, 2024: Understanding our Relationship with Creation through Indigenous Knowledge Systems by Water Walker Tasha Beeds

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Date: April 22, 2024
12 PM ET

Please join Water Walker, Dr. Tasha Beeds for our Earth Day presentation: Understanding our Relationship with Creation through Indigenous Knowledge Systems.


Webinar Summary:

The Anishinaabe Ceremonial movement known as “Water Walking” continues Indigenous grassroots initiatives to tap into the power of Indigenous intellectual, historical, cultural, physical, and spiritual traditions. Grounded in these complex ways of knowing, the Water Walk Ceremony helps facilitates education and awareness of the power of Indigenous knowledge systems to re-envision the way we, as humans, relate to the Water, the Earth, and all of Creation.



Dr. Tasha Beeds is a Black-Indigenous grassroots academic of nêhiyaw, Scottish-Metis, and Bajan ancestry from the Treaty 6 Territories of Saskatchewan. She activates as a mother, kôhkom (Grandmother), Aunty, creative writer, Water Walker, and Midewiwin iskwêw (woman) from Minweyweywigaan Lodge (Roseau River First Nations and Wiikwemkoong Unceded Reserve). Dr. Beeds has been recognized for her research and community activation at an international and grassroots level.

Her work on the Midewiwin Scrolls in partnership with Dr. Edna Manitowabi and Dr. Jill Falcon Ramaker garnered 2 fellowships from the United States’ Bibliographic Society of America. Dr. Beeds was selected as a Sovereign Futures Indigenous Environmental Leader by Indigenous Seattle-based organization, Na’ah Illahee; she was the inaugural Indigenous Scholar for the University of Carleton’s Ānako Indigenous Research Institute as well as the Ron Ianni Fellow for the Faculty of Law, Indigenous Legal Orders Institute at Windsor University.

Mentored under Anishinaabe Kwewag (women) Elizabeth Osawamick, Dr. Shirley Williams, and the late Josephine-Ba Mandamin, Dr. Beeds  has been a Water Walker for the last 16 years, carrying a copper vessel filled with Water and Walking respectively around the Great Lakes, the Kawartha Lakes, Junction Creek, and the North Saskatchewan River in Ceremony. Water Walking for close to 10,000 kms, she moves her body across Turtle Island for the Water, for all of life, and for the generations to come.

Additional background: Tasha Beeds – Wikipedia