Roseann Martin – Residential School Survivor and a Mi’gmaq Grandmother has travelled all over Canada and who is a pipe carrier, drum keeper and water protector and likes to share her teachings. Born in Listuguj Quebec on September 2, 1952 to Howard Metallic and Rebecca Wysote both of Mi’gmaq ancestry. She is the eldest of 14 siblings. At the tender age of 5 she was sent to the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School where she stayed for 3 ½ years. Following her return to her community she was once again sent away to the Gaspe coast for an additional 8 years. In total she spent most of her childhood away from her community and family and friends. Her journey has seen enough trauma and anger along with multiple addictions that she has overcome. Today she has over 27 years of sobriety and healing to be able to share her story for future generations to begin the healing process. Some of her hobbies include various types of beading and sweet grass picking. As a respected Elder within her community, she is able to conduct sweats and various other ceremonies to help the healing process for family and community. Previously she has sat on the Board of Directors for both the Quebec Native Women as the Regional Elder for two three year terms. She also represented for the Native Women’s Association of Canada as a National Elder for the southern direction representing the two provinces. She also worked on the National level with the Native Women’s Association of Canada as an Elder Advisor for two and half years providing the Association with traditional knowledge from an Indigenous perspective.
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Rose-ann Martin's Sessions
3:00 - 3:45 pm, The Gift of Resiliency, Dr. Imelda Perry and
3:45 - 4:30 pm, Traditional Practices in Conflict Resolution, Rose-Ann Martin