Jun 11, 2017 - Mikaela Jade: Aboriginal Daughter a Bridge Between Worlds
I had the privilege to meet Mikaela Jade in 2015 for the first time in New York City in April 2015, it was at the unique and widely recognized & hailed (for it’s meritorious value) Tribal Link Foundation – Project Access, United Nations Training program for the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII); 14th session. She was just entering as a first year student, and I was returning as a past alumni and co-mentor for the 1st & 2nd year students.
This pre UNPFII training course is still conducted by respected Indigenous Rights Expert Andrea Carmen – of the International Indian Treaty Council/IITC, but is presently co-mentored by Ghazali Ohorella (Alifaru), Damon Corrie (Lokono-Arawak), Tai Pellicier (Taino-Arawak), and Victor Anthony Carmen Lopez (Yaqui & Lakota).
Mikaela has a soft-spoken, very sweet demeanor – as one encounters whenever one is fortunate to meet a true human being, full of love and compassion for everyone and everything around her.
She gets a twinkle in her eyes when she speaks about her beautiful pre-teen daughters, and the dreams and spiritual experiences they all share with each other.
However, she is no mere pretty face, Mikaela possesses a dazzling intellect, far beyond the average person when it comes to understanding the double edged sword that modern high technology offers to mankind…if I were running a country – she would be my FIRST Choice as minister of Technology – she is THAT qualified in my opinion, I daresay she likely knows MORE about this genre than any Government official political appointee anywhere in the world functioning in this capacity! She’s the expert the experts go to and learn something new LOL.
I say so in all honestly because she brings to the table something of VITAL importance that no other University graduate does,…a DEEP spiritual understanding of the dynamics at play within the technological pandoras box before us….and you can’t learn that at ANY University.
Whenever I think of her I miss our long conversations, it was like a loving schooling for me, one where I could excitedly grasp concepts that previously bored me to death – or else seemed remote and irrelevant to me personally,…and I could seamlessly drift between a waking dream time insight – and an empirical present physical reality revelation, and I loved that about her….of course her otherworldly charm and a flexibly keen sense of humour – that meshed very well with mine, became the icing on the proverbial cake for me.
Like so many others of the 16-20 annually globally selected indigenous graduates of the Tribal Link Foundation’s Project Access Pre-UNPFII training program, Mikaela’s star continues to rise and the future holds much that the keen observer of the high caliber of students this program graduates annually (like Mikaela), will continue to be amazed at….for these students tend to all go on to bigger and better things – and become assets to the worldwide collective who are pushing forward the wheel of history in the indigenous rights & significant achievements arena.
MIKAELA FEATURED IN VOGUE MAGAZINE FOR HER APP INVENTION USING AUGMENTED REALITY TO PRESERVE INDIGENOUS STORYTELING
MIKAELA WARNED US ABOUT PASSIVE DATA COLLECTION AT THE UN IN 2015 – AT A TIME WHEN IT WAS VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
by Damon Corrie