Mae Louise Campbell

Mae Louise CampbellMae Louise Campbell is an Ojibway Métis Elder. She has gained respect within the Indigenous and Non-Indigenous community as an elder with a warm generous heart, a vision of healing for the people and a sense of humor that makes all feel at home and welcome.

Mae Louise has traveled across Canada sharing traditional Indigenous teachings. She has sat on many boards, been the guest speaker at numerous organizational and political meetings, and led thousands of sharing/healing circles. She has more recently been appointed to Winnipeg’s Indigenous Advisory Circle by Mayor Brian Bowman. Her commitment to help people is evident in the number of calls she receives each week for this work.

Mae Louise lives in the heart of Winnipeg where she is the keeper of Grandmother Moon Lodge. The lodge was created for the healing of women, built totally by women for women, without any government funding. She, along with her family offer various programs such as drum making and talking stick workshops for organizations, agencies and groups of individuals who are in need of spiritual healing and growth.

If you would like Mae Louise Campbell to facilitate a teaching, sharing circle, or workshop, please contact the Indigenous Centre Coordinator at 204-632-2106 or email rklippenstein@rrc.ca. Contact the Indigenous Centre Coordinator if you are requesting the support and services offered by our Elders for Red River College students and staff.

Jules Lavallee

Jules LavalleeJules Lavallee was born in St. Laurent, Manitoba. He was raised in a Métis lifestyle of fishing, hunting and trapping and was taught by his family a rich and beautiful way of Métis life and how everything has to do with the culture (language, foods and customs).  He received teachings from many elders from different nations including Dakota (Sioux), Cree, Ojibway, etc. Jules has dedicated the last thirty years to earning the traditional practices and implementing them in the workshops and sessions he conducts.

Jules is a pipe carrier and sweatlodge conductor and was appointed an Elder-in-Residence at Red River College in 2004 where he still works today.

 

Paul Guimond

Paul Guimond is part of the Turtle Clan and his spirit name is Okonace (Little Eagle Bone). He and his wife Kim have three children, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Paul is a Sundance Bundle Carriere (Chief), Sweat Lodge Bundle Carrier (Water drum) and Dark Room Bundle Carrier. He studied Counselling Skills at the University of Manitoba. In Sagkeeng, Paul sat on Chief & Council for 20 years and served as the School Board Chairman for ten years. He is an active elder with Addictions Foundation of Manitoba and Sagkeeng Child & Family Services. Paul is also a certified coach in hockey, baseball and lacrosse.