Event LIFT-NL 2024 starts on October 25, 2024 at 8:45:00 AM -0330
Julie Pellissier-Lush Author
Location: Salon B - 10/25/24, 2:45 PM - 10/25/24, 4:00 PM (-0330) (1 hour 15 minutes)

Julie  Pellissier-Lush  Author
Julie Pellissier-Lush

Julie Pellissier-Lush M.S.M, actress, and bestselling author of  My Mi’kmaq Mother , Poet Laureate for PEI, recipient of the Queens jubilee medal in 2013, the Meritorious Service Medal recipient in 2017, and the Senators 150 metal in April 2019. She grew up all over Eastern Canada and spent a number of years in Winnipeg, Manitoba, before coming back home. 

Julie is a graduate from the University of Winnipeg in 2000 with a double major in Psychology and Human Resource Management. She writes, acts, and does photography to preserve the history and culture of the Mi’kmaq for future generations. Julie wrote the poems for the play  Mi’kmaq Legends  which has been performed on many different stages in the Atlantic region. It is her hope that this play will someday travel across Canada and beyond so more people have the opportunity to learn about the rich Mi’kmaq history! 

Julie lives in PEI with her husband Rick, her five children, and her granddaughter Miah.

The Stories behind of Seven Sacred Teachings

Long long ago the elders went out into the world to study the 2 legged, four legged, winged, and finned , and bring back all the teachings they learn.  Nature has been the best teacher for us,  and we use the them to make us better people in our own skin, better family members, community members and nation members. These are the teachings that are the foundation of who we are as a people.  I will share these through the stories my elders taught me, the Mi'kmaq version of these with the addition of drumming and poetry, it is a wonderful way to learn what teachings resonate in your heart and in your mind after it is all done. 

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