Jodi Contin is an Ojibwe Band Member of Wasauksing First Nation where she resides with her family. She is of the Martin Clan and she is the youngest of 7 children. Her father was English, and her mother was Ojibwe. They were amazing parents and great teachers of life.
In 2017 Jodi was hired as the Cultural Coordinator for the Shawanaga First Nation Healing Centre, where she has engaged in many unique projects such as hand drumming and singing, hand drum-making workshops, sweat lodge and teaching lodge building, Anishnaabemowin classes, organizing annual community Powwow, Regalia and skirt making, medicine walks and harvesting, youth hunting and cultural camps, and many more. Jodi has been a hand drummer and singer for more than 15 years, and in 2018 participated in the production Sounding Thunder (via Festival of the Sound) for which she wrote the lead song “Wasauksing Enydaayong”.
Spirituality is very important to Jodi and she has traveled all over Turtle Island to learn more about her spiritual identity. She has been a part of the Grand Medicine Society and a devoted Sun dancer for more than 10 years, where she is now the lead female dancer, sweat conductor and clan mother of the lodge.