Photograph taken by Katherine Takpannie.
Myriah is an Inuk, L’nu, and Scottish mother and poet who was raised on unceded and unsurrendered Anishnaabe Algonquin traditional territory.
Myriah has had a lifelong love of the natural world. Learning about organic vegetable gardening with her mother from an early age, Myriah has journeyed deeper into her passionate curiosity and respect for plants and our Earth.
Myriah's dedication to community and culture have led her through many natural expressions of these passions, from grassroots activism and artistry to seeking higher education and work experience that aligns with her generous nature and community-minded spirit. Further inspired by her belief that all humans deserve food security and food sovereignty; Myriah is continuing to live her values by studying Therapeutic Horticulture; a means to work within community by facilitating workshops through the social enterprise, “Root In Nature.” There, Myriah is holding space with youth, vulnerable peoples, and elders as a certified Indigenous Community Service Worker.
She is providing a space to learn about and to connect with nature, to grow food, and to remember our place within the web of life.
Myriah is approaching 10 years of practical experience with a variety of Indigenous healing modalities. She holds value in her spirituality and traditional teachings. She is a Drum Carrier, a Feather Carrier, and a Helper within some Indigenous communities here in Ottawa.