I, Amanda Bird, created Native Earth Wild Craft in the summer of 2018, and I continue to grow my business and practice as I evolve on my medicine path. The name Native Earth is to remind us of our roots, our responsibility to love and care for this place, and to live by upholding the natural and universal laws of creation. I am of Mikisew Cree and Czechoslovakian descent from Denendeh (Yellowknife, Northwest Territories), the traditional territory of the Dene Nation. My father’s lineage is from Ayapaskaw (Fort Chipewyan, Alberta), and my mother’s lineage is from the prairie settler farmlands of southern Alberta, and originally Eastern Europe. Having both Indigenous and European ancestry has given me the ability to walk in two worlds and see from different worldviews, while assisting in my work to Indigenize Western systems of care.
As a youth I travelled to the west coast in search of a new place to make home, and I continue to explore and cross pollinate through the movement of my Bird Spirit (Piwayisis) around the globe, visiting different lands, cultures, and creating expansion through new experiences. I have made my home base on the Coast Salish Territory of the Gulf Islands surrounded by the