Connection to Our Spirit with Elder Trish Monague

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 12:00pm EST
Event Location: 
via zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Sheila Pelletier-Demerah
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8085
Event Contact E-mail: 

Connection to Our Spirit

Elder Trish Monague

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

12 -1 pm EST | VIA ZOOM

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Elder Trish MonagueOften called Cedar Woman, Trish Monague is from Beausoleil First Nation, a mother of four children and grandmother to six grandchildren. Trish began her relationship with the spirit at the age of three and uses her gift as a cultural teacher and spiritual healer. She has been clean and sober and walking the Anishnawbe Miikan for 30 years. For 15 years she worked as an addiction’s counsellor with the Beausoleil Family Health Centre. Currently, she is the Heritage and Culture Coordinator for Beausoleil First Nation.

For the last three years, Trish has shared her time, wisdom, and teachings with Lakehead Orillia students, faculty and staff as a visiting Elder and traditional Counsellor.   Her guidance has led to the spiritual growth of various departments resulting in improved supports and accessibility for Indigenous students and community members who visit.

 Trish has shared sacred teachings and traditional medicines with students who are looking for clarity and direction for their education, career and life path. She has led ceremonies on campus to ensure the campus is a positive and safe learning space for all. Through her open approach to teaching, she has also contributed to the personal and professional development of staff and faculty who attend her teachings.

Trish is a member of the Elders Council at Lakehead University, and currently  acts as an Elder-in-Residence.