Traditional Welcome

Traditional Welcome

Darlene McIntosh, Elder Lheidli T’enneh

Darlene is an Elder of Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. She is currently part of the Lheidli Dakelh Elders, where she works as a community liaison and ambassador for her Nation. Darlene comes from a long line of healers and is a sought after healing touch practitioner working with individuals and groups – in particular, she was recently invited by the First Nations Health Authority to attend three of their conferences. She is a founding member of the women’s Spirit Keepers and is often at the center of women’s gatherings for meditation, prayer and healing.

Darlene is the Cultural Advisor in the Aboriginal Resource Centre of the College of New Caledonia (CNC) where she supports students, advises faculty and is a spiritual leader for the wider community. Darlene’s center, especially within this role, is one of balance and harmony within the teachings of The Medicine Wheel. She is a natural teacher who brings a fresh perspective into the notion of indigenization, truth and reconciliation.