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Reta Red Sky Hamlin

Reta Red Sky Hamlin, Supervisor Native Child and Family Centre

Reta Red Sky Hamlin on Manitouland Island, close to her reserve Aundeck Omni Kaning. “Going home to our Ancestral land at least once a year helps keep us grounded and connected in mind, body, and spirit.”

As a deeply committed Supervisor at the NEW Mount Dennis Native Child and Family Centre she credits her inspiration to serve to role modeling from her parents. Her mother was a supervisor at the First Native Child Care Centre and as a toddler she spent 12 hours a day there with her mother absorbing all that her mother did to ensure excellence in the care. Phrases such as “You can do this” and “This too shall pass”-from her mother still resonate.