We are excited to welcome Lauri Hoeg who is Anishinaabe Kwe and a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation. She has been serving her community for the past six years on band council and holds the culture, language, and education portfolios. Lauri is a board executive with the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body who governs the largest education self-government agreement in Canada.
Lauri’s first love is art and anything that inspires her creativity. She lives and creates in her studio by the water called, “Eagles in the East”. Her crafting began as a child when her mother taught her traditional beadwork that she continues to enjoy to this day.
Lauri also enjoys quilting, jewelry making, ash basket making and moccasin making, and works with pen and ink and watercolour. In Lauri’s words “I am Anishinaabe Kwe, an artist, a plant medicine practitioner and a spiritual seeker.
I love all things that support creativity and well being and believe my purpose in life is to be inspired to be “in spirit and to inspire others. One needs to be inspired to create! To create a painting, to create a medicinal tea, or to create a life full of joy…In the end creativity is a way to well-being”.