Ko'ona Cochrane

Ko’ona Cochrane is an Anishinaabe-kwe member of the Bizhiw Doodem (Lynx Clan) from Peguis First Nation. She has been sharing her traditional teachings for over twenty years, primarily through making and teaching indigenous hand drumming. After studying and working in Ottawa, she returned to Manitoba and obtained an Early Childhood Education diploma from Red River College. Ko’ona lives in the North End of Winnipeg where she works to empower others by developing resiliency for indigenous families and children through health promotion, indigenous issues, community development and through providing cultural programs and supportive services for all nations.