Laureen Blu Waters

Laureen (Blu) Waters is a member of the Metis Nation of Ontario.  Her family is from Big River Saskatchewan, Star Blanket Reserve and Bra’dor Lake, Eskasoni First Nations, Cape Breton Nova Scotia. Blu grew up with her grandmother and learned about traditional medicines performing extractions, healing, and taking of care of the sick. At 10 years old Blu was adopted by a white family in Parkdale.  She has worked at Peel Aboriginal Network as an Elder and at Seneca College, where she has been an on campus Elder.  She was also an elder advisor to Commissioner Brian Eyolfson at National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  On November 19,  2019 Blu visited us at Crestwood for our second Human Rights Symposium, on the subject of Reconciliation.  As part of her day at the school, Blu was kind enough to sit down with Ella, Hanna and Elana for an interview.


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