Woman Warrior Calgary Profiles

Amanda Lameman

My name is Amanda Lameman and I am 41 years old from Onion Lake Cree Nation.

I self-identify as a proud Cree woman from the Treaty Six Territory.

I am an Undergraduate student at University nuhelot’ine thaiyots’i nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills.
I have been blessed with seven children and five grandchildren.

I joined Women Warriors because I wanted to have a support system to help me get on track toward a healthier life. Everyone knows that it’s hard to achieve goals when you don’t have a positive support and for that reason I am thankful that I heard of Women Warriors. Some of the physical activities I enjoyed at Women Warriors are yoga and meditation because I believe these are great ways to reducing stress.

Being a full-time student, mother and wife makes it hard for me to exercise daily but I go to the school exercise room when I have the time. Smudging, meditating and journaling are my ways of showing self-love.

My favorite meal is moose meat, potatoes, vegetables and gravy. My philosophy to healthy living is to balance all aspects of the medicine wheel, keeping positive thoughts, getting enough sleep and drinking lots of water. Through my own struggles I realized that everyone is different, and we must learn to trust our own bodies and therefore not everything will work for you.

The first step toward healthy living and an active life is to love yourself first and loving your surroundings will get easier after that.