Elder Jeannie Bartibogue
Jeannie Bartibogue (her spirit name is Spring Water Woman) comes from the Mi’kmaq Nation. She was born and raised in New Brunswick. Her family comes from a Traditional Linage of Matriarchal Medicine keepers and Community Leaders. She is from the Lobster clan.
As a spiritual and cultural practitioner, Jeannie has acted as a Speaker and hosted numerous presentations, gatherings and ceremonies with feasts and potlatches. She has organized two drum groups and traditional/fancy/jingle dancers in her community of Esgenoopetitj. She teaches her four granddaughters about Indigenous dance performances, and they are called the Sweet Grass Dancers.
Her Educational background is in Social Work, and she has 30 years working with her cultural/spiritual knowledge. Her work continues in the field of Holistic Wellness and Health. And presently she works as the Project Manager for five First Nation communities on Mental Health & Wellness.