Cat Criger (Canada)
Cat Criger is an Aboriginal Elder, Traditional Teacher and Mentor from the First Nations People. He is Cayuga (Guyohkohnyoh), Turtle Clan from the Six Nations Haudenosaunee or People of the Longhouse. Cat has been working as a Traditional Teacher and Healer for more than 16 years in the Native and multi-cultural community in Canada, the USA, England and Wales. He was taught in the old way, working for many years with the guidance of an Aniishnawbe Elder (Zaawawagaabo) and other First Nations Elders, and was taught to do traditional ceremonies, teachings, circles, one to one work and to help all people to 'walk in a good way' through life. Cat has also worked as an Elder with numerous and Aboriginal agencies in Ontario and Canada. He served as an executive member of the board of directors for Anishnaawbe Health Toronto for many years. Presently he holds the position of Traditional Elder for UTM, and also does guest lecturing in multiple faculties in the U of T, Mount Sinai Hospital, George Brown College, Toronto/Peel District school boards and takes care of the First Nations House traditional medicine garden at Hart House.More and more these days, Aboriginals seem to be hooking up with Islamists. Something to keep our eyes on, for sure.