Diane Longboat

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Speaker of Soul of the Mother Governing Council Diane Longboat, Kahontakwas, "a Mohawk, Turtle Clan woman from Six Nations, is a ceremonial leader, traditional teacher of Indigenous spiritual ways and a healer. She is a professional educator, with a graduate degree in education and has taught and lectured at Universities in Canada and many national and international conferences and gatherings on the topics of spiritual renewal as the guiding force for nation building.

"From 1976 to 1994, Diane was director of research programs and educational offices both provincially and nationally with First Nations organizations. Her leadership responsibilities at the Sacred Fire of the Thunder (located at Six Nations) include conducting many ceremonies that minister to the needs of her people."[1]


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  1. Soul of the Mother Board, organizational web page, accessed May 6, 2012.