Aboriginal Elder, Traditional Teacher and Mentor from the First Nations People
Cat Criger has been working as a Traditional Teacher and Healer for more than 20 years in the Native and multi-cultural community in Canada, the U.S., England, Germany, Poland, 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 holds the position of Traditional Elder for several campuses and faculties of the University of Toronto and with the Peel Aboriginal Network. He was also a recent recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for his work in the community speaking to diversity, equity, respect for women, anti-racism and anti-oppression.