This elder shares teachings on differences of Indigenous cultures and the mythology of the birch tree
Theresa Sims is an Indigenous community leader, knowledge keeper and elder
This National Indigenous History Month, a Windsor, Ont., elder is sharing her teachings from the community.
Theresa Sims is the City of Windsor's first-ever Indigenous storyteller. She is an Indigenous community leader, knowledge keeper and elder, of the upper Mohawk, Turtle Clan of Six Nations of the Grand River.
Her teachings aim to highlight how historical contributions of Windsor-based Indigenous communities helped save Canada.
Last week, Sims shared two teachings with CBC News — what it means to be 2-spirit, and the story of Chief Tecumseh.
This week, Sims is sharing two more teachings.
The mythology of the birch tree
WATCH | Sims shares tale of Nanaboozhoo and how the birch tree became medicine:
Differences in Indigenous communities
WATCH | Sims explains how traditions vary among Indigenous communities: