Windsor·Video

This elder shares teachings on differences of Indigenous cultures and the mythology of the birch tree

This National Indigenous History Month, a Windsor, Ont., elder is sharing her teachings from the community.

Theresa Sims is an Indigenous community leader, knowledge keeper and elder

Theresa Sims is an Indigenous community leader, knowledge keeper and elder. She shares the historical contributions of Windsor, Ont.-based Indigenous communities. (Katerina Georgieva/CBC)

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

WATCH | Learn about what it means to be 2-spirit and who Chief Tecumseh was

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:

The story of Nanaboozhoo and the birch tree

2 months ago
Duration 3:41
Indigenous storyteller Theresa Sims shares the tale of Nanaboozhoo and the birch tree and how it became a medicine.

Differences in Indigenous communities 

WATCH | Sims explains how traditions vary among Indigenous communities:

How cultural traditions vary across Indigenous communities

2 months ago
Duration 2:39
Indigenous elder Theresa Sims explains how traditions vary among Indigenous communities.

now