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Transforming Trauma into Triumph!

Indigenous Women's 


March 9, 2024



This year’s theme is Transforming Trauma Into Triumph. Join us for a day of inspiration and empowerment!

You will gain tools needed to continue on your healing journey and learn essential life lessons through the power of storytelling.

Our speakers will leave you feeling confident to achieve major life goals and take control of your overall wellness.

We hope you can join us for this incredible event!

This event is open to all WOMEN IDENTIFIED INDIVIDUALS.

You do not have to be Indigenous to attend.


March 9, 2024




Attendee Gift Bags | FREE Pampering Services
Breakfast & Lunch Provided 

Amazing Speakers & Entertainment


8:00am- Registration & Breakfast

9:00am- Welcome

9:15am- Kendra Weenie- Transforming Trauma into Triumph

9:45am- Ice Breaker

10:00am- BREAK

10:40am- Cara Riendeau- Somatic Experiencing

11:30am- Holly Yuzicapi- Reconciliation through Cultural Arts

12:00pm- LUNCH

12:20pm- Singer- Tammy Lamouche

1:30pm- Keynote- Jacqueline Almeida- Limited Mindset

3:00pm- Audience Game

3:20pm- BREAK- Light snacks provided

4:00pm- Kendal Netmaker-  āhkamēyimoh- Keep Moving Forward

4:30pm- Closing Remarks and Closing Song

Group Registrations are available. Tables seat 8 people. Register a table of 8 for $2520


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Kendra Weenie is an award winning author, keynote speaker, and workshop facilitator from Sweetgrass First Nation. She is a CBC Future 40 Award recipient and has been featured locally and provincially on International Women's Day. 


Kendra came from humble beginnings, but through sport and culture she was able to further her confidence, work ethic and sense of identity.


Kendra continues to share her story through keynotes and workshops in hopes of encouraging others to heal and promotes self-care and healing through her workshops geared towards trauma survivors.


In 2020 she co-founded IndigiFund, a non-profit aimed at empowering Indigenous youth in the areas of sport, education, and culture.


Kendra was instrumental in the rise of Neechie Gear to global success. Although she has her own challenges as a single mother, she believes that true success comes from our ability to help others in need.


Her goal is to help you move forward in a healthy way.


Cara Riendeau is a clinical counsellor who has a bachelor of social work from the University of Regina and is registered with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers.


She has worked with the Saskatchewan Health Authority for 12 years, working in diverse roles as a case manager, addictions counsellor, clinical counsellor and senior lead working with marginalised populations in the Saskatoon core.


Cara has additional training as a Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution Practitioner (SEP), as well as being a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). She works with adult women to support them with generalised anxiety, depression, panic, and PTSD and specialises in supporting people following a traumatic event; difficult pregnancy, birth, or postpartum period; or after an autoimmune disease diagnosis.


Cara owns her own business, Clair de Lune Clinical Counselling in Saskatoon and is an approved NIHB (Non-Insured Health
Benefits) Mental Health Counselling Provider.


Indigenous Canadians who are registered under the Indian Act are eligible for up to 20 sessions per year with Cara, billed directly to NIHB.

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Holly is a proud Dakota/Lakota from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Treaty 4 Territory, Saskatchewan.


She grew up in the beautiful Qu'Appelle valley. Coming from a large family, Holly has been able to observe and learn from many generations of the Goodwill and Yuzicapi families.


The strength of her sense of identity was nurtured and shaped by her family and community.


Without realizing it at the time, Holly started doing cultural arts sharing from a young age which really is rooted in participating in powwow dancing and attending other cultural events on a regular basis.


She has evolved into an independent natural materials artist that loves to facilitate cultural arts engagement opportunities to all audiences. Holly is proud of how she was raised and is very thankful for all that her family has taught her.


Respectfully representing the spirit and potential of those teachings is why Holly does the work that she does. It is how she chooses to honour her family. 


 Jacqueline Almeida is a global and dynamic leadership and mindset educator and coach. 

She is the owner of Alpha + Omega Strategies and works with business owners and company executives to help them lead better and achieve quantum results. 

Although born and raised in New York City, Jacqueline has spent the last 30 years living in the beautiful prairies of Saskatchewan. Through her own story of struggle, resilience and triumph - Jacqueline has an unwavering belief in leadership anchored on purpose, vision, and courage. 

To her, leadership is all about developing new leaders, trailblazing, setting the course, making it easier for others to follow along, and creating the environment for people to move towards a place where they will be better. 
Jacqueline holds a Masters in Leadership and Management and draws much from her 27-year experience as a Consultant, Educator, and Coach. 

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Kendal Netmaker is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and gifted keynote speaker who is on a mission to empower and motivate people worldwide by sharing his story that regardless of where you come from and what challenges you face, you have the power to enact change.

From Sweetgrass First Nation, Kendal and his siblings were raised by their single mother. Life wasn’t easy for them, growing up on the reserve surrounded by poverty and few chances for opportunities, but one moment would change their life forever.

Kendal has a natural gift; he’s a master storyteller who weaves his real-life experiences into motivating lessons that everyone can use in their own lives.


His heartfelt stories are impactful, and he speaks professionally to thousands of people each year on resilience, leadership, and the power of telling your story.
He is a leading entrepreneur whose passion to succeed is contagious.


Kendal is the founder of Neechie Gear - a lifestyle apparel brand that gives back a percentage of their profits to go toward funding underprivileged youth to empower them to take part in sports.


He is the author of Driven To Succeed and won over 25 business awards, including being named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and runner-up at the YBI Global Entrepreneur of the Year.

Kendal lives with his wife and two children in Saskatoon, SK, where he continues to run his company. He delivers virtual and in-person keynotes, as well as Indigenous Consulting to brands and organizations.


Tammy Rae grew up in Whitefish Lake First Nation, a Cree community in Northern Alberta. Writing and singing her own music has always been a passion for Tammy Rae. Her sound is described as a soothing blend of contemporary soul and RnB.                                                                                              


Tammy Rae rose to international renown for her unique ability to add needed finesse to songs. In 2012, she guested on Wildflower, a soul-stirring hit by Juno winner, Nathan Cunningham. Dazzling on the track with her honest lyrics, Tammy Rae coloured the song with her melting vocals, with the song bagging the number one spot on Indigenous Music Countdown. With her soulful, jazz-tinged cadence and retro sound, 

it wasn’t a surprise when she was picked for Edmonton’s My United Way Voice Contest. Her brilliant display earned her a live performance at the NewCap radio stage and an on-air interview with Hot 107’s radio host Jake Ryan.
As a multidimensional creative, in 2020, Tammy Rae showcased one of her many talents. Bearing a passion for enlightening listeners through her music, she reprised Mariah Carey’s hugely popular holiday song, All I Want for Christmas Is You in the Cree language. 

Ever-relatable and ready to brace yet another level of fame, Tammy Rae is, without question, who R&B heads should be checking for.

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Here’s what some of last year’s attendees had to say about the event…
“Congratulations on an amazing event. ❤️ I’ve been to many conferences & professional development seminars as an educator and todays experience really took it to the next level - incredible job!”

Indigenous Women's Empowerment Summit 2023
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Photos by Breanna Kateri Photography

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