On a beautiful fall day I had the honour of spending a few hours in Centennial Park, talking with the extraordinarily inspiring Lillian Underwood.
It was one of those life-changing interviews that truly made me want to do better. Lillian is Southern Tutchone from the Kluane First Nation in the Yukon Territory, a facilitator/speaker of the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE), a certified executive coach, and a motivational speaker. Her remarkable story moved me to tears – she endured so much pain, but through it she discovered grace, forgiveness and love. It really is so simple – learn, love, listen and invest in authentic relationships with our Indigenous community. Because in the words of Maya Angelou: “when we know better, we do better.”
photo by Janis Jean Photography