Welcome to the Motherhood Series! I am so excited to share the first episode in our new Motherhood Series where I talk with Autumn EagleSpeaker!
Autumn is a member of the Kainai First Nation. She is from the All Short Peoples Clan and the Running Antelope Band. Autumn was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and resides in Calgary. Autumn is the daughter of Diane EagleSpeaker and Michael Williams and is the grand daughter of the late Glen and Leona EagleSpeaker and Helen and Stanley Williams.
Autumn is a Blackfoot/African American Renaissance Woman, Mother of six,Warrior, Lover of Indigeneity, Politics, Art, Books, She is a speaker, passionate volunteer and Creates events and opportunities for others.
Autumn is also an entrepreneur designing her own line of jewelry Falling Leaves Designs. Autumn’s educational background at the University of Calgary focused on International Indigenous Studies and Political Science.
Autumn (along with her sister Melrene) organizes the Authentically Indigenous Craft Show, a social enterprise that creates opportunity for local Indigenous artists, makers and creators through craft shows and events. Autumn is a Community leader, a Community activist organizer, and has sat on many Boards. Autumn was also one of the main organizers for Idle No More Calgary and is Autumn is also a recipient of the Canada 150 Senate Medal for her work for Outstanding Volunteerism, the Esquao Award for Community Service and the City of Calgary Youth Achievement Award (many moons ago).
It is an honour to share my conversation with this amazing mama and hear all about her incredible journey!
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