Sheila O’Neill, B.A., B.Ed., is from Kippens, NL, and is a member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation. Sheila is a Drum Carrier and carries many teachings passed down by respected Elders. As a founding member and past president of the Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network (NAWN), she has been part of a grassroots movement of empowerment of Indigenous women within the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador. She lives in St. John’s.
In 1822, William Epps Cormack sought the expertise of Sylvester Joe, a Mi'kmaw guide who led him across Newfoundland in search of the last remaining Beothuk camps on the island and whom he referred to only as "My Indian" in his journals. Now, Chief Mi’sel Joe and Sheila ... Read more
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