Makasa Looking Horse

Makasa Looking Horse

Panelist

Makasa Looking Horse was home birthed at Six Nations through ceremony. She was taken on the Unity Ride and Run at 6 months of age and began running with them by age 3 in British Columbia. She participated in the Run until they arrived at Six Nations when she was age 4. Ever since she was two years old, her entire life has been interwoven in Lakota Sundance. She attended Longhouse throughout her life and immersion school at Kawani;io. She was selected by the Clanmother Louise McDonald as youth leader for Six Nations’s Ohero:Kon. She has presented at World Peace and Prayer Day 2017 and led ceremony in Hawaii, Oregon, and Utah. She has attended numerous ‘roundtables’ and ‘think-tanks’ to improve health and well being in her community and McMaster, and also took a one-year course on Traditional Medicine. She has also modelled professionally in Toronto IndigaNative fashion shows, Woodland Cultural Centre’s fashion show and recently for the Native American Indigenous Games. Makasa finished one year at Six Nations Polytechnic and in Elva Jamieson’s apprenticeship program. She hopes to finish a Degree in Indigenous Studies. Her life goals are to improve the health and well-being of her Lakota and Haudenosaunnee communities through traditional healing practices. She recently travelled to New Zealand with Indigenous Students and Ohero: kon youth to share her culture with the Maori.

numerous meetings, public speaking with the Ohero: kon team in her community of Six Nations and McMaster University. She has presented at World Peace and Prayer Day 2017 and led ceremony in Hawaii, Oregon and interfaith world Summit in Utah. She took one year of Traditional Medicine Practitioners corse. She has attended numerous ‘roundtables’ and ‘think-tanks’ to improve health and well being in her community and McMaster. She presented in Toronto at OYYP and in Indigenous Studies Spirituality and Indigenous Women’s class for 3 years. She has also modelled professionally in Toronto IndigaNative fashion shows, Woodland Cultural Centre’s fashion show and recently for the Native American Indigenous Games. Makasa also attended acting as a duala for her nieces and nephews home births since age of 10. She finished one year at Six Nations Polytechnic and in Elva Jamieson’s apprenticeship program. She hopes to finish a Degree in Indigenous Studies. Her life goals are to improvve the health and well-being of her Lakota and Haudenosaunnee communities through traditional healing practices. She recently travelled to New Zealand with Indigenous Students and Ohero: kon youth to share her culture with the Maori.

 

WORKSHOP TITLE : Decolonizing Healing for Indigenous Youth

DESCRIPTION : This presentation will explain how youth play a critical role in improving their health through ceremony, land activities, cultural knowledge and family. Understanding how education through traditional ways of learning provides the well-being needed by youth. There will be a discussion on ways to help support youth of all genders in a holistic manner.