Michelle Nieviadomy

Michelle Nieviadomy works at the Edmonton Native Healing Centre. She was a member of the Christian Reformed Church's delegation to the COP21 climate talks in Paris.

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Posts by Michelle Nieviadomy

Book Review: Living on the Land

From the Catalyst, Summer 2017

Living on the Land: Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place

Edited by Nathalie Kermoal and Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez

Athabasca University Press, 2016

Reviewed by Michelle Nieviadomy

Living on the Land is a beautiful and complex collection of perspective, story, knowledge, and wisdom. This book captures the traditional role, depth, and power of the Indigenous women from the Mohawk, Cree, Naskapi, Mayangna, Métis, and Inuit peoples. Not all Indigenous women come from the same narrative. And this book importantly gives each Indigenous woman a distinct voice on where she originates. Her story is meaningful as it is a bridge of knowledge from the ancestral way of being to the modern world in which she lives.


The Living Relationship Between the People and the Land

The Earth is Our Mother

From The Catalyst, Spring 2016
by Michelle Nieviadomy

The earth provides everything we need: food, water, clothing, and shelter. For Indigenous peoples, she provides cultural and spiritual fulfillment as well. The earth is our source, not a resource.


The Comeback

Book Review: The Comeback: How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power and Influence by John Ralston Saul

From The Catalyst, Summer 2015

The Comeback: How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power and Influence
By John Ralston Saul

Penguin Books, 2014

Reviewed by Michelle Nieviadomy

‚ÄčThe Comeback is a timely book that captures an uncensored narrative of the current status of our nation. It depicts the relationship between Indigenous people and Canada. Saul brings to light numerous historical accounts framing the current reality of Indigenous people. While this reality is one of injustice and struggle, he sheds equal light on the remarkable stories of countless Indigenous people who characterize the strength, resiliency, courage, and gifts they bring to this nation.