Moon Tide Reconciliation Facilitators
Our team of facilitators at Moon Tide Reconciliation includes Indigenous elders, knowledge keepers, and youth who are trained in the Kairos Blanket Exercise and other cultural workshops. Our facilitators create safe and respectful spaces for learning and dialogue, sharing their stories and teachings to promote understanding and reconciliation. Contact us to learn more about our facilitators and how they can support your journey towards understanding and healing.
Our youth to give back to their elders and community. Moon Tide Reconciliation's team of knowledge keepers, elders, and youth facilitators work together to facilitate the Kairos Blanket Exercise, both in person and virtually, in order to promote understanding and reconciliation through education.
"At Moon Tide Reconciliation, our team is made up of passionate elders, knowledge keepers, and youth facilitators. Together, we use the Kairos Blanket exercise to educate and promote understanding and reconciliation through interactive and engaging learning experiences. Our elder facilitators share their wealth of knowledge and wisdom, while our youth facilitators work alongside them to mentor and support their growth. Through this collaborative effort, we empower our youth to give back to their elders and community, and work towards a more equitable and just future for all."
Meet The Team
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Elder Martin Sparrow
At Moon Tide Reconciliation, Martin shares his knowledge and skills through cultural workshops on cedar weaving, carving, and smoked fish. In the Sparrow Smoke House, located in the Musqueam Nation, Martin teaches traditional methods of smoking fish, passing on these important skills and traditions to the next generation.
Martin is dedicated to preserving and sharing Indigenous history and traditions, and to promoting understanding and respect between cultures. He works to create cultural safe spaces and to empower youth to give back to their elders and community, and to build a more equitable and just future for all."
Syilx &Nlaka'pamux Knowledge keeper Shona Sparrow
Shona is a master facilitator of the Kairos Blanket Exercise, a powerful tool for promoting understanding and awareness about the history and impacts of colonization on Indigenous peoples. She is dedicated to creating cultural safe spaces and empowering youth to give back to their elders and community through education and mentorship. At Moon Tide Reconciliation, Shona works to bridge the gap between youth and elders and to build a more equitable and just future for all.
Katzie Elder Janet Crockford is a Lower Mainland Salish lives on the unceded territory of Katzie. She lives On Langley #2 Reserve in Walnut Grove North Langley B.C.
She is passionate about her cultural and still learning from elders, adults and youth. she loves the tradition of her ancestors of Salish weaving from mountain goat wool & wolly dog hair, also her passion is harvesting cedar and weaving. Janet has worked as a cultural facilitator for 35 years. With Langley Aboriginal Prrogram & Surrey Aborginial Education Schools.
Present with Inclusion Langley, LFVAS, Aborginal Headstart Aldergrove. With her late husband they have 2 adult children. She is one of 15 siblings in her family. Janet knew in her early 20's that her parents were taken to St Mary's Residential School in Mission B.C
It compelled her to learn more about Residential School and the intergenerational trauma it caused her parents and siblings.
Elder Kathy Miller is a respected member and knowledge keeper from the unceded territory of Katzie, Matsqui, Kwantlean, and Seimamo. She is also a facilitator for both Moon Tide Reconciliation and Kairos Canada and has been facilitating both programs both in person and virtually for the past three years and continues to do so.
Kathy has three children, her eldest daughter lives on the island, her second daughter lives in Kamloops, and her son lives in the same home as Kathy with two suites. She is also the grandmother of five.
Elder Kathy resides in her community of Katzie and has a deep passion for preserving and sharing her culture and history. She is self-taught on how to survive off the land through farming, growing vegetables, fruit, and haying. She has spent many years learning how to live off the land, raising her children, and passing on her knowledge to the next generation.
Elder Kathy has experience in farming and gardening, raising chickens, pigs and other livestock, and using the resources she has available to sustain her family. She has also built four homes all together, including one in Coombs, BC, and has learned how to mix cement. She also has experience in carpentry and construction, and planted and sold blueberries. She also sold firewood. Additionally, Elder Kathy has enjoyed dragon boating for 6 years. Now she is enjoying her children, grandchildren and her semi-retirement.
Elder Kelly White Snuneymuxw and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm
Lead Facilitator, Elder, and Knowledge Keeper at Moon Tide Reconciliation
Inter-Governmental at Indigenous Innovations YVR Clinic
Founding Board Member/ Co-Captain at Indigiknow
Elder in Residence at Innovations YVR Clinic
Fabric Artist Star Quilts- Mentor, Elder Facilitator at WAHRS- Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society
Singer at Moon Stone Women Drum Group
Indigenous Advisory at VPD
Sales/ Custom orders. Designer Ribbon Skirts, Blouses, and Wedding dresses at Star Quilts Designer.
Elder/Trainer at Kairos Canada Ecumenical Justice Initiatives.
Executive Producer at Independent Film.
Memorial March Feb 14 member at SisterWatch
Stories from the Salish Sea Producer, Hostess at Shaw TV: Producer Volunteer.
Director (Business) Producer at National Aboriginal Veterans Day: Nov 08 Annuals
Studied Web Casting at Native Education College.
Studied at Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC
Studied Documentary Film & Video at Vancouver Film School.
Lives In Vancouver, British Columbia
From Nanaimo, British Columbia
Lana Arnold youth/ Syilx & Standing Buffalo
2nd Year ECE- Early Child Education. Passionate about working with Elder Mentorship and educating on Reconciliation. Lana's parents were 60 scoop survivors, and her grandparents were Residential School Survivors. Lana is bridging the Elder & Youth with positive work reconciliation work with understanding Intergenerational History and the compassion Lana brings to Moon Tide Reconciliation with empathy.