I grew up next to Lake Superior but spent my early years in Toronto: Willowdale, North York, Scarborough; the traditional territory of A Dish with One Spoon where I was born.
When moving back to my mother’s territory I learned The Lake is home, a place of imagination, connection and inspiration. I also learned dispossession as we could not live on the reserve, or First Nation community as my dad is a Newfoundlander. I grew closely with my grandmother nonetheless. Spending a lot of time with her back in Biigtigong Anishinabeg on the northshore of Lake Superior.
beSuperior’s name was chosen to keep that focus in the area of Land connection, the transfer of knowledge and sharing of best practices.
beSuperior refers to “existing courageously”. I’m sure many think it really means “Be Superior” but it really means:
“lets do this, lets be superior,” thinking, doing, dreaming, being, into action.