Three Fires Midewewin Lodge/Bio

Beatrice  Menase Kwe Jackson, is a Tsimphean/Nicola Anishinawbe originally from Yakima, Washington. She is a Grandmother of the Three Fires Midewewin Lodge. Her responsibilities include insuring the continuance of the teachings passed on from past generations on into the future.

She is a sixteen year Sun Dancer, a carrier of the water prayer, a veteran of Standing Rock, and a principal keeper of the anishinaabe wisdom and traditions.

Beatrice retired as Helping Healer for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She was a Montessori Teacher for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe for five years previously and a Tribal Outreach worker for Uniting Three Fires Against Violence in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. 

Her formal education includes a BA in Social Work from Michigan State University and a BS Degree from Ferris State University in Education. Beatrice studied/apprenticed in native practices for many years with elders of the community. She is a producer and director of several movies and a member of the Snow Bird Singers hand drum group and the Women of Traditions Hand Drum Group. She enjoys hunting, gathering and living a traditional lifestyle. 

She resides in Ionia, Michigan.