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Sandra LaMouche


My focus is on dance and healing. I use a nehiyaw storytelling perspective and land-based practices. 

"Truth and reconciliation to me is listening to the voices of the 7,000+ survivors and focusing specifically on the calls to action that were created based on their experiences in residential schools. It means honoring, including and centering Indigneous voices and perspectives as the First Nations of Canada."

Sandra Lamouche is a Nehiyaw Iskwew (Cree Woman) from the Bigstone Cree Nation in Northern Alberta and married into the Piikani Nation in Southern Alberta.  She completed her B.A. in Native Studies from the University of Lethbridge in 2007. In 2021 she successfully defended her M.A. Thesis at Trent University, titled “Nitona Miyo Pimadisiwin (Seeking a Good Life) Through Indigenous Dance” which examines Indigenous Dance as a Social Determinant of Health and Well Being. Sandra is a multidisciplinary creator and storyteller, she is a Champion Hoop Dancer, award winning Indigenous Educational Leader, two-time TEDx Speaker, artist, and writer. 

What is one thing you would like Calgary citizens to do as an act of reconciliation?

Read the Calls to Action and TRC report, 'A Knock on the Door' is the essential history of residential schools and easy to read.

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