Cindy Crowe is a band member of the Lake Helen First Nation, Robinson-Superior Treaty Area, located an hour east of Thunder Bay. Her Spirit name is Standing Strong. In the language, you would say: Memashkegaabowek ndizhinikaaz. Her clan is caribou, and in the language, you would say: Adik ndoodem. For 12 years, Cindy has been the Executive Director (Lodge Keeper) for Ozhaawashko-giizhig (Blue Sky) Traditional Teaching Lodge operating as the Blue Sky Community Healing Centre. There are seven Spirits that guide the lodge which promotes unity and teaches individuals about the four sacred laws: love, kindness, caring and sharing. Cindy's vision for an indoor lodge promoting peace, culture and teachings has been realized with the acquisition of commercial space at 512 Victoria Avenue East in 2013 where the Blue Sky Community Healing Centre has been established. The vision statement of Blue Sky is: Creating a community where individuals are true to themselves and accepting of each other. The organization is a registered non-profit and registered as a charity. Cindy's for-profit business, Cindy Crowe Consulting, represented an award winning Anishnaabe consulting firm. For thirteen years, she specialized in community liaison, community engagement and community development. Cindy's passion continues to be promoting the teaching of the medicine wheel. Personally, she is the grateful mom of five adult children and three grandchildren. She enjoys travelling around the world learning how similar we all are and is a published author. Awards "Businesswoman of the Year Award 2015" from Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund; "Top 20 in 20 Award 2014" from PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise; "Aboriginal Entrepreneur Off Reserve 2013" PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise; "Exceptional Woman" at Beendigen's 3rd Annual First Nations Women's Day in 2011; and, "Business of the Year Award 2010" from PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise.