Odette Auger, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Odette Auger, an Anishinaabe woman with long dark hair and light eyes, smiles softly at the camera. The wooden wall of a building can be seen behind her.

Odette is Sagamok Anishnawbek through her mother. As a freelance journalist, Odette’s bylines include Watershed Sentinel, The Resolve, La Converse, The Tyee, Asparagus Magazine, and APTN National News. Odette lives on Klahoose, Homalco, and Tla’amin territories (Cortes Island).

Odette's Latest Articles

Four Polaroid photos of great-grandmother, Elizabeth, placed on top of yarrow.

Trusting the medicine of my great-grandmother

The day from my childhood with my chi-nookmis (great grandmother) is vivid in my memory. We’re walking the edge of a B.C. forest near the Columbia River, surrounded by lush early summer greenery. Far from her home territory of Nippissing and Sagamok, Elizabeth sees a plant she knows is here, too. Her hand points out yarrow, its umbrella of densely packed, small white flowers atop strong stems and feathery leaves.

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