Carolynne Crawley

Carolynne Crawley (she/her), founder of Msit No’kmaq, is Mi’kmaw and also has Black and Irish ancestry and is from Mi’kma’ki territory, also known today as Nova Scotia.  But Tkaronto has been her home since a young child.  She is dedicated to social and environmental justice and supporting Indigenous led community work related to Indigenous food ways and food security. Carolynne is passionate about reconnecting people with the land, waters, and all beings as there is no separation between us.  Carolynne leads workshops for the public and the private sector which support the development and strengthening of healthy and reciprocal relationships based upon Indigenous knowledges that Indigenize existing interactions with the land and by deconstructing colonial and capitalistic thoughts, language, and actions.

Carolynne is the founder of Turtle Protectors, a new initiative led by Indigenous Elders and community members to advocate, protect, and support turtle relations and their kin in High Park.  She is also a certified Forest Therapy Guide and was a Trainer and Mentor for five years in the practice.  She is a Blanket Exercise Facilitator, a Holistic Nutritionist, Storyteller, a Co-Producer of the documentary Reckoning with the Wendigo, and a member of the Indigenous Land Stewardship Circle.  Carolynne has built school food gardens and has worked in food security for twelve years.  Previously, Carolynne worked as a Child & Youth Worker for twenty years.   She can be found speaking at events that center around social, food, and environmental justice.

Image description: Headshot of Carolynne, a person with brown skin looking to the side and
down while sniffing a pink flower she is holding connected to a larger plant with green leaves.
Carolynne has black hair with 2 long braids, and she is wearing plug earrings.