Michela Carriere

Adventure Guide
 Herbalist
 Beadwork Artist
Author

I am an indigenous adventurer from Big Eddy Lodge, 60 km northwest of the nearest town, Cumberland House, SK. This is where I was raised and currently reside, with my family, off the grid, deep in the wilderness of the Saskatchewan River Delta. It is a diverse ecosystem home to thousands of species of plants, animals, and birds and the largest inland delta in North America. I was homeschooled as a child, and later I studied horticulture at Vancouver Island University and Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. My post-secondary education allowed me to explore the blending of traditional herbal medicines with contemporary methods. I am now actively learning the traditional medicine of my people as I pursue the path of a Cree herbalist. My journey as a herbalist integrates natural therapies into my personal life and work. Passing on my knowledge and experience through ecotherapy workshops, I advocate for the harmonious use of herbal remedies and practices in modern life.

I have made several television appearances on APTN showcasing my way of life and my skills as an outdoorswoman.  My adventurous spirit propelled me to start Aski Holistic Adventures in January 2018. Since opening, I have acquired a client list including the University of Saskatchewan, APTN, Discovery Channel, and travelers from as far as Germany and Australia. Through Aski Holistic Adventures, I use a unique blend of philosophy, stories, sharing, and wilderness activities to provide spiritual, emotional, and physical healing while guiding clients through transformative experiences. 

I have gained extensive experience hunting and trapping game while working with my father and mother. My father is World Champion canoe paddler Solomon Carriere, who impressed on me the history, skills, and ethics of my ancestors. My mother is the world-class land-based educator Renee Carriere who guided me along my journey into teaching and sharing my knowledge.

Qualifications

  • Wilderness First Responder

  • Map & Compass Navigation Certificate

  • Service Best Training, Tourism Saskatchewan

  • Horticulture Technician Program, Level 1 & 2, Vancouver Island University

  • Pleasure Craft Boaters Licence

 

Awards for Aski Holistic Adventures

  • Best Outdoor Indigenous Cultural Experience (2018 ITAC Conference)

  • First Place 2018 Aboriginal Youth Ideas Challenge

  • Aboriginal Business Women’s Entrepeneurship Network 2018 Pitch Competition winner

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