Shelly Logan identifies first and foremost as a Mother: both biologically to her earth angel baby Shyraun and spirit angel baby Hayley, and in spirit to many others who have crossed her path. Shelly grew up in Debolt and previously volunteered as Vice President for Métis Local 1990. For over 6 years, She has supported First Nations, Métis and Inuit students within the Peace Wapiti School Division as a First Nations Métis and Inuit liaison.
Shelly is a Traditional dancer for the Bluebird Native Dance troupe, a group which nurtures Traditional Native dancers of all ages and performs locally. She describes her connection with Métis culture as one that she was finally able to realize later in life, after a childhood disconnected from the Métis roots of her grandfather. Now a proud member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, She immerses herself in beading, moccasin making, rattle making, Medicine Wheel Teachings, and tries to live within guidelines of the 7 Sacred Teachings. Shelly feels she learns more about her culture and herself through creative discovery and is most visibly drawn to the teachings of spirit animals. Well acquainted with the journey of grief and loss, She speaks candidly about grieving the physical loss of her daughter Hayley, and strives to help others find the inner strength to overcome their own personal losses and “do the work to heal”. She firmly believes in the words of Elder Patrick Buffalo when he states “Time does not heal. It is what you do in that time that heals”. Shelly is now excitedly returning to school to complete a Bachelor of Social Work which she intends to use to help youth find their own strength.
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