Debbie Cielen, Elder & Mentor

Session: Miikana Pimatiziwin, Life’s Journey: Path to Healing and Reconciliation


Debbie Cielan (Good Talking Turtle) has been involved in cultural teaching and practice since the early 90s. Debbie is the Elder-in-residence at Life’s Journey and has worked in social services for over 30 years. She managed the Indian Residential Schools Health Support Program located at Neeginan Centre for 10 years. Debbie is also a pipe carrier, lodge keeper, and long-time sun dancer. She will share information about the range of cultural services offered by Life’s Journey.