About

Bodewadmi Consulting

Bodewadmi Consulting is First Nation owned and operated and was founded in March 2015. Bodewadmi Consulting was created with the intent to increase self-determination through increased self-awareness among First Nations Peoples. Bodewadmi Consulting uses pragmatic and timeless strategies that enable participants to transform and take control of their lives. Bodewadmi Consulting uses the First Nations Medicine Wheel to make sense of how our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects are all connected and need to be in balance to achieve optimal wellbeing and to be the best version of ourselves. Bodewadmi Consulting also works with non-Indigenous organizations to promote increased Indigenous cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, cultural competency, cultural humility, and cultural safety. Bodewadmi Consulting believes that when people understand the true history of Indigenous Peoples that they will be more empathetic and more willing to contribute to improving the lives of Indigenous Peoples. Bodewadmi Consulting always conducts its cultural training in a way that respects all involved with the intention to convey true information for the purposes of increasing awareness and understanding towards Indigenous Peoples. Bodewadmi Consulting has also worked with clients on teambuilding, strategic planning, and meeting facilitation.

Warren Lewis

My name is Warren Lewis. My traditional name is Eyaankejiget, which translates as “one who builds bridges between peoples”. I am an Anishinaabe of Ojibwe and Potawatomi descent. I am a part of the Fish Clan (who are said to be the intellectuals, dreamers, and philosophers) and the Deer Clan (who are said to be the gentle people, pacifists, and peacekeepers) and I embody all of these traits. I am a community member from the Wikwemikong Unceded Territory where our land has never been surrendered. Having been raised on the reserve I have first-hand knowledge of the issues that our people face and I have ideas about how we can overcome the barriers that many of our people face on reserves. Having spent much time in the cities as well I also possess first-hand knowledge of the issues that our people face and I also have ideas about how we can overcome barriers that many of our people face in the cities and urban environments. I continually draw from all of my personal and professional experiences to guide my work and teachings. I have made it my life’s work to empower our people by contributing to our First Nations Peoples mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health and well-being. I have worked at the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre as a Healthy Living Coordinator, at the North Bay Regional Health Centre as a Clinical Coordinator, at the Near North District School Board as an Artist in Residence, at Canadore College as a Professor, at the Anishinaabek Educational Institute as an Instructor, and with my current business Bodewadmi Consulting as an Educator and Coach where I have facilitated numerous workshops for Indigenous organizations and communities throughout Ontario. The traditional name of the Potawatomi (Bode-wad-mi) which translates as “keepers of the fire” was the inspiration for my business Bodewadmi Consulting.

what I do

OUR WORKSHOPS

CHANGE Workshop

Creating Healthy Adaptations for Natural Growth and Empowerment.

CHERISH Workshop

Creating Helpers who Embrace Reconciliation within Institutions and Systems using Humanism.

The professionalism and respect demonstrated by Bodewadmi Consulting was evident in the manner by which the sessions were facilitated. The group discussions and individual feedback allowed for all voices to be heard. The final report for each session were submitted within a timely manner. Without a doubt, our organization would gladly utilize the services of Bodewadmi Consulting once again.

Mii gwetch on behalf of Naandwechige-Gamig Wikwemikong Health Centre.
Naandwechige-Gamig Wikwemikong Health Centre