Bios of Counsel of Grandparents

Alita Sauve

Es’Tlu Je Ma (Tahltan name)

Spiritual Advisor

Tahltan from British Columbia and Cree from Saskatchewan

Alita is an indigenous woman of two nations – Tahltan from British Columbia and Cree from Saskatchewan.  She provides traditional teachings and ceremonies handed down to her through both her maternal and paternal bloodlines. A mother of 4 ranging in ages 29-46 and 3 grandchildren. Alita is also the adopted Mother or Auntie or Grandmother to many Indigenous community members of all ages in Canada, United States and Mexico.

A descendant of Traditional Medicine Societies, Alita has a lifetime of training from both male and female knowledge keepers. These beautiful gifts make it possible for her to share various teachings and ceremonies listed here: Birthing/Welcoming Ceremony, Moon Ceremony, Spirit House Ceremony, Water Ceremony, Naming Feasts, Life Cycle Teachings, Medicine Wheel Teachings, Sacred Pipe Ceremony, Healing Circles, Traditional Medicines, Family Life Teachings, Memorial Ceremony

Albert Dumont

Spiritual Advisor

Algonquin, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg

Since October 2016 Albert Dumont, known to all our relations as Oshki Noodin (New Wind), has been serving his community as one of 13 Elders on the Elders Advisory Committee of the Ministry of the Attorney General. He worked as Elder for the Parole Board of Canada at Elder Assisted Hearings from November 2013 to March 2017. He was employed by Correctional Services Canada for three years as a spiritual advisor for the Aboriginal men incarcerated at Millhaven Institution’s J Unit located near Kingston, Ontario. He is an activist, a volunteer and a poet who has published five books of poetry and short stories. In recognition for his work as an activist and volunteer on his ancestral lands (Ottawa and Region) Albert was presented with a Human Rights Award by the Public Service Alliance of Canada in 2010. In January 2017, he received the DreamKEEPERS Citation for Outstanding Leadership. Albert has dedicated his life to promoting Aboriginal spirituality and healing and to protecting the rights of Aboriginal Peoples particularly those as they affect the young.