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Paul Skanks

Website:Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition

Paul Skanks was raised in Kahnawake, Quebec, A Mohawk Nation in Quebec. His spirit name is Tiao Re Hen Sere, “The First Light of Day” and is of the Turtle Clan. Since retirement, Paul has embarked on a journey of cultural rebirth. He has engaged in an active pursuit of knowledge based on teachings shared by Elders and Traditional Teachers from various First Nations on Turtle Island. Paul works with Aboriginal Communities toward the improvement of education, women’s safety and personal wellness.