"I’m very grateful for the work with Jenny to help me deal with not only my grief and trauma that I’m carrying but also the help re-balancing of my energy blockages. She's amazing!"
Arturo "Artson" Hernandez
Master of Ceremony for the 'Remember Me Ceremony: An Annual Day of Remembrance' on September 30th, 2021 on Parliament Hill. Jenny was one of the organizers with fellow board members of the Indigenous Art Collective of Canada.
Healer | Speaker | Mentor
Jenny Sawanohk, Mihko-Asiniy-Kinepik-Iswew, is a proud member of Moose Cree First Nation, the Mosoniy-Illilew. She was born and raised in Moosonee, Ontario, and the beautiful James Bay Lowlands and OMushkegowuk territory. She is honoured to reside on the unceded and ancestral territory of our Algonquin kin, the traditional land and water stewards of the Ottawa area, where she owns and operates the Misiwe Ni Relations Healing Lodge. This is where she also operates her private practice, Red Stone Snake Woman, as an Indigenous healer/psychotherapist.
Jenny has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and is a Master of Social Work graduate. She has extensive work experience in Child Welfare and Children’s Mental Health and is very passionate about Indigenous Social Work. She has created the first of its kind programming for Indigenous youth-in-care that aims to ensure they receive culturally sensitive and competent identity-based healing opportunities. Jenny believes it is paramount that youth have access to the land, culture, elders, traditional healers and ceremonies.
Birthed from this Calling, Jenny developed workshops that educate the professionals servicing Indigenous youth and their families. She provides this training on many different platforms throughout the province. It is through this work that Jenny became a Truth and Reconciliation Specialist, educator, advocate, and motivational speaker.
Jenny has sat in the circles of many Elders and Knowledge Keepers. She has dedicated her life to studying traditional Medicine Work with Indigenous Healers. She is passionate about reconnecting to Ancestral Wisdom and Indigenous Ways of Knowing, the Medicine and Teachings from the Land, our beautiful Mother Earth, and with bringing back the Original Instructions to all Humanity.
Jenny is a Feather Keeper and heArtist, and with Bird Medicine and in honouring the Winged Relations, she creates Spiritual Tools that help people heal and step into their soul purpose and calling.
Through all of these roles, Jenny inspires people to see their light, understand their gifts, to reclaim their power and take their place within the Sacred Hoop and Eternal Web of Life.
“Jenny Sutherland is the reconciliation of the past, and the healing of the future for the residential school crisis whose legacy is still being felt today.”
Pete Bernard, Miskwa Kimiwan, Algonquin of Pikwakanagan