January 15, 1960 to July 6, 2013
Karen will always be remembered for her beautiful loving Spirit, for her poems and writings, for her songs and storytelling, and most of all for her friendship. Karen was very giving of herself, and blessed many of her friends with her wonderful book of poems entitled “Two Standing Bears Making Medicine“.
Niizho Gaabwiwak Mkwaa Kwe brought the Water Walk to her Community in Wikwemikong in 2009 to honour the water, and to help raise an awareness of the sacredness and importance of clean freshwater. The Walk has been continued every year since that time.
Chii Miigwetch Karen for your friendship and for all you have given to Creation,