- Chapter 19 of The Assertive Woman: Confidence, Communication & Charisma
- Walking with Grey Wolf
Areas of Expertise:
For more than 25 years, Cindy Crowe has been bridging the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, specializing in community liaison, community engagement and community development.
Seminars or Keynote Topics:
- One Tribe Indigenous Worldview
- Diversity Coaching
Cindy's primary role is that of Lodgekeeper and Gatekeeper sourced from her Indigenous ancestry as a member of the Lake Helen First Nation, north of Lake Superior, Ontario, Canada. Cindy has devoted her career to bridging understanding between all peoples. Her Spirit names are Ma-zi-naa-wa-ka-mi-gook, loosely translated to Footprints on the Earth and Memashkegaabowek which translates to Standing Strong and her clan is adik or caribou.
In 2005, she founded the charity Ozhaawashko-giizhig (Clear Blue Sky) Traditional Teaching Lodge operating as the Blue Sky Community Healing Centre based in Thunder Bay that promotes medicine wheel teachings. Refer to the One Tribe Indigenous Worldview and Diversity Coaching on their website. The vision statement of the organization is: Creating a community where individuals are true to themselves and accepting of each other.
Cindy received: Businesswoman of the Year Award 2015 from Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund; Top 20 in 20 Award 2014 from PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise; Aboriginal Entrepreneur Off Reserve 2013 from PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise; Exceptional Woman from Beendigen's 3rd Annual Recognition Dinner; and, Business of the Year Award 2010 from PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise.
Cindy's passion continues to be promoting the teachings of All My Relations, encouraging all peoples, animals, trees, mountains, water, life, to live in harmony together. Cindy believes that every sentient being carries a Spiritual name. She shares the four sacred laws of an individual and leads by example: love, kindness, caring and sharing. She receives great joy through sharing her experiences, empowering and coaching other professional women.
Personally, she is the grateful mom of two daughters, three sons and now grandmother to two granddaughters, and a grandson. She is practicing her passions, spending quality time with her children and grandchildren, teaching and sharing her understanding of the Indigenous culture, writing, painting, drumming, and singing. She enjoys traveling around the world, and learning how similar we all are. Cindy encourages you to reach out to her and she would welcome an opportunity to sit and have tea with you.