Leona Princeis a Dakelh woman from the Lake Babine Nation and Nak’azdli and belongs to the Lhts’umusyoo (Beaver) Clan. She is the mother of three amazing children who are her inspiration in life. She is a best-selling author and an award-winning educator. In 2017, she was awarded the Alumni of the Year award for Professional Excellence by the Alumni Association of UNBC, her alma mater. She also received an Indspire Award for Educational Leadership at the 2018 Guiding the Journey Educator Awards. Leona is a sought-after speaker and has authored two children’s books, A Dance Through the Seasons and Be a Good Ancestor. Be a Good Ancestor was nominated for a 2023 Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award and was shortlisted for the 2023 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award.
Being a Good Living Ancestor (Grades 2-7)
What does it mean to be a good living Ancestor? One of the most important lessons is to learn to be kind to yourself so you can take care of others. We will explore the idea of how we can Be a Good Ancestor to ourselves so that we are better prepared to support the people around us. Self-care will ensure that we can have a greater positive impact on the world around us.
Reconciling Our Land Relationships (Grades 2-7)
In our country, we are in a time of Truth and Reconciliation. One of the relationships that we need to consider is our relationship to the land. We will expolore our land relationships and how that ties to our identity as Canadians. How do we Be a Good Ancestor to the land?
A Dance Through the Seasons (Wavemaker Press , 2021)
Be a Good Ancestor (Orca Book Publishers, 2022)
Little Brown Girl (Strong Nations Publishing, Fall 2024)
Remember Who You Are (Orca Book Publishers, Fall 2025)