If I had to choose one body of water that I connect with the most, it would be Golden Lake. My community of Pikwàkanagàn is located on the shores of Golden Lake. Pikwàkanagàn is home.
My Anishinabe name comes from the water and guides my purpose in life. As Anishinabekwe, I have been taught my roles and responsibilities as a woman. Anishinabekwe are caretakers of the water. I grew up near the water, and always find ways to connect to the water, no matter where I am in this world. I honour water through ceremony, and make offerings to the water spirits every year. It is water that sustains all life.