Webinar Series

Aligning your business and values

Oodenaw: Urban Indigenous Consulting Cooperative, is a talented team of Indigenous people (and one settler ally) from across Turtle Island. They offer a range of services, including curriculum and workshop development, policy development, community-based research and engagement, Indigenous engagement training, and more.

Oodenaw works with clients to identify how their unique skills can unite and make their communities stronger and healthier, and being a co-op allows its members to collaborate and combine their skills and experiences to achieve mutual goals. The members strive to create an environment that fosters care and support for one another and their communities.

On March 13th at 10 am PST, (11 am MT, 11 am SK, 12 pm CT) Carmen and Estrella from Oodenaw: Urban Indigenous Consulting Cooperative will share their personal journey of finding a business model that aligns with their values and goals while contributing to the co-operative’s objectives. Don’t miss this chance to learn from them!

Estrella Whetung is a lifelong practicing multi-disciplinary Mississauga Nishnaabe (Alderville First Nation) Lucbanin Two-Spirit artist with a focus on traditional Anishnaabe beadwork, contemporary Woodlands painting, digital illustration, and mixed media. She has over 15 years of professional work experience as an artist and over 10 years of experience lecturing and teaching Indigenous art and media history. She holds a diploma in First Nation Community Studies, a B.A. (with distinction) in Cultural Anthropology and Indigenous Studies, an M.A. in Indigenous Governance, and is an IGOV PhD candidate (ABD), working within the fields of curriculum development, arts education, and community-based Indigenous research. She is grateful to be working and residing on the territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən, WSÁNEĆ, and Scia’new peoples and is constantly humbled by their abundance of compassion and generosity. 

Carmen Wiigwaas Craig is Crane clan from Hiawatha First Nation, Pema-dash-kooda-yong, on Rice Lake in what is known today as Ontario. She is Michi Saagii Nishnaabe, Irish, Welsh, and German. Her nana was Casey Cowie from Hiawatha and her papa was David Craig from Sixmilecross in Northern Ireland. Carmen is grateful to live on Lək̓ʷəŋən lands today. Carmen is a big sister, an aunty, a daughter, a granddaughter, a niece, a partner, a cousin, and a friend. 

Carmen’s passions in life are for language and culture revitalization and resurgence, access to language and culture for all Indigenous people, accessible learning, and coming together as communities to uplift one another. She holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Linguistics with a focus on Indigenous language revitalization and an M.Ed. in Indigenous Language Revitalization, both from the University of Victoria.