Clara Moses

Clara Moses (Present-day Speaker of Biigtigong Nishnaabemwin)

Clara embraced her role as a Biigtigong elder and knowledge keeper. As a first speaker of Biigtigong Nishnaabemwin, Clara interacted with the world through the lens of our language. She loved her relationship with the land and was a known expert on tanning hide and smoking hide.

Clara was a strong promoter of living a healthy life. As such, she was an active distance-walker and participated in marathons and half-marathons – to the very end of her time here on earth. She understood the meaning of hard work and commitment.

Clara continuously gave of her time and shared her knowledge. She had a special interest in our children and did whatever she could to help them live a better Nishnaabe life.