It is Indigenous Awareness Week at Western University, many events are taking place throughout the week to celebrate the Indigenous awareness in Canada. Events include an Indigenous movie festival and many speakers.
Tanaya Winder was a speaker at todays event she is a poet, writer, artist and educator who was raised on the Southern Ute reservation in Ignacio, CO. An enrolled member of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, her background includes Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Navajo, and Black heritages. Tanaya writes and teaches about different expressions of love (self love, intimate love, social love, community love, and universal love).
Tanaya shared her story with students today and as well talk about why love is so important.
” You need those places where you feel empty to be able to find those places when you are at a whole with yourself, Thats what Love really is to me.”
Tanaya also helped anyone in the presentation struggling with anything and needed help.
Indigenous Awareness Week continues until Saturday March 25th where more speakers and entertainers will be performing