Karonhienhawe Linda Delormier
For the better part of the past 20 years, Linda Delormier has worked for her community, Kahnawake, a Mohawk reservation just south of Montreal, Quebec.
She has a wealth of experience, specifically in project leadership, planning and management, and coordination. She has had the opportunity to work for and/or to participate in many of Kahnawake’s groundbreaking community programs and initiatives. Her work in her community is vast and multi-faceted. She is currently working with the local youth, as a facilitator in a local Rites of Passage program. This 4 year program takes young girls at puberty and brings them through four years of cultural teaching to womanhood.Additionally, she teaches Kanien’keha (Mohawk Language) at the elementary level in a Mohawk Immersion School. She also teaches various courses and evening workshops, teaching families a variety of subject matter surrounding the issue of food sovereignty, including Mohawk language; basic food and medicine preservation; healthy cooking, and basic survival skills. She sits on a variety of local boards; ie: her local cultural center, Kanien’keha:ka Onkwawen:na Raotiohkwa and the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Program. She also sits on the advisory board of the Sacred Healing Circle Foundation. Linda has now taken this experience to the Lakota people, where she is currently assisting the coordinating team of the Black Hills Unity Alliance in their development, at the invitation of President Obama, of a Land Management Plan that would see the return of the sacred Black Hills.Linda has now taken this experience to the Lakota people, where she is currently assisting the coordinating team of the Black Hills Unity Alliance in their development, at the invitation of President Obama, of a Land Management Plan that would see the return of the sacred Black Hills. An avid believer in natural foods and medicine, Linda has taken on the task of learning about natural nutrition and herbal medicine. You can routinely find her picking medicine or selling essential oils or making healing salves for her family and friends Essential oils have provided her with a perfect opportunity to combine her love of natural healing methods and herbal medicine.