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I am proudly 8th generation Red River Métis! I am a super friendly, easy-going, optimistic, talkative, helpful, and sincere individual. I pretty much just like to be happy and have fun! I enjoy meeting new people and volunteering. I also enjoy many other activities and interests, some showing below.
My biggest passion is geocaching, a worldwide GPS based educational treasure hunting game that I began participating in July 2010. I have volunteered for the Manitoba Geocaching Association from February 2011 to June 2014 as event coordinator, served as member at large from April 2022 until April 2023, then was nominated and accepted position as Vice-President. I have also volunteered for four years at two music festivals: Rainbow Trout and Harvest Moon.
I achieved my Community Development Diploma at Red River College Polytechnic this past June, and am now in my third year to attain a dual diploma with Indigenous Social Entrepreneurship. I am very supportive of truth and reconciliation, and Indigenomics. I have been the lead student campus tour guide at college since June 2022 but this summer I will start working for the Manitoba Métis Federation.
Ps. If you believe that gender is only male/female or any other judgmental ideologies, you are not welcome. ✌️ ☮️
Por qué estoy en Couchsurfing
I love connecting with new people. Couchsurfing creates so many amazing opportunities to develop my intercultural competence and to help others do the same.
I started geocaching in July 2010. I'm the coolest nerd you will ever meet! 😜
I am trying to start doing more gardening and learning about natural ways to heal using medicinal plants.
I love the outdoors and will go camping off the grid or with minimal amenities without complaints. Hiking, biking, canoeing, etc. are all favorite pastimes. I enjoy road trips too. I can be a planner or be spontaneous.
- environmental studies
- road trips
- indigenous rights
- sustainable development
- social innovation
- natural medicine
- nature walks
- nature conservation
- zero waste
- sustainable tourism
- indigenous cultures
- community development
- environmental protection
Música, películas y libros
Who doesn't love music?😍
Royal Canoe is my top fave from music festivals I attended. Saint Motel is another funkadelic band.
My reading has been consisting of college related material this last couple of years, for the most part.🤓
Indigenomics by Carol Anne Hinton
21 Things You Didn't Know About The Indian Act
Movies are a treat when I can make time, as they are not a priority for me.😅
I have gotten really into documentaries lately.
Algo increíble que he hecho
My goal is to visit cities across Canada. So far, I have seen:
White Rock - I saw and touched the ocean for the first time!
Abbotsford- attended a wedding and did some geocaching
Calgary - Tower, Glenbow Museum, Lougheed House, Royal Tyrell Museum, Zoo, Science Gallery
Banff- Upper Hot Springs, Sulphur Mountain Gondola
Edmonton- WEM (Galaxy Land, Water Park, Zipline, Sea Lions Rock)
Langenburg - stepfather grew up here and my stepgrandmother lived here til death in 2001
Saskatoon - stopped to visit a friend one year
Foam Lake - Dec/21 spent my first Christmas ever with my birth father (#parentalalienation)
MANITOBA - MORE PLACES THAN LISTED
Winnipeg - born here
St. Jean Baptiste - mother's hometown
Iles des Chene - an aunt lives here
Selkirk - one aunt lived here for years
Narcisse Snake Pits - the world's largest snake dens
Tulape Falls - cliff jumping, rapid sliding
Thompson - one older brother lives here
The Pas - my bestie lived here for a couple of years
Kenora- exploring the town and the lakes by car/boat/ice roads while geocaching
Toronto- CN tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Zoo
Niagara Falls- Ferry ride, Underground tunnels
Ottawa - while visiting my best friend in fall 2019, and again Dec/23
Gatineau - visit my best friend for a week in fall 2019, explored by geocaching (even found a geo event to attend!) and visit again Dec/23
Washington state - found a geocache here without a passport when visiting the border park while in British Columbia
Seattle- Geocaching Headquarters Block Party in August 2015, Snoqualmie tunnel, Pike Place Market, the gum wall (germiest place in the world)
Enseña, aprende, comparte
Life long learning is so important!
I am very connected to the history of Manitoba, as my great grandfather was one of the original Red River Métis settlers. My grandfather was born in St. Jean Baptiste, a small french town south of Winnipeg. My mother is the youngest of eight children and was almost "scooped" for adoption as a baby during the chaos of the great 1950 flood.
I can introduce you to geocaching, a worldwide GPS based educational treasure hunting adventure game.
We can discuss subjects related to my education, training, and experiences.
I always enjoy learning about other cultures and appreciate land-based knowledge.
Qué puedo ofrecer a los anfitriones
Great vibes and conversations!
-I can share about my Métis culture and other Indigenous knowledge.
-We can discuss climate change and other environmental issues.
-I can introduce you to geocaching.
-I am open to helping with animals and children.
-I can likely help with many things I don't even know yet, if you just teach me first.
Países que he visitado
Canada, United States
Países en los que he vivido