i3 Innovator Jamie Goulet and Val Monk

A social enterprise within the Clan Mothers Healing Village that will enable broad access to meaningful solutions to Human Sex Trafficking and sex exploitation.

Indigenous Innovator Announcement | Jamie Goulet and Val Monk - Clan Mothers Healing Village

A Social Enterprise Healing Village sharing matriarchal wisdom to support survivors of Human Sex Trafficking and Sex Exploitation.

Clan Mothers Healing Village supports healing on the ancestral lands of Treaty 1 territory, the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

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In 2015, a collective of Indigenous women came together to solve the ongoing systemic, multi-generational trauma in their communities.

Mother-daughter duo Elder Mae Louise and Jamie Goulet with Elder Belinda Vandenbroeck helped thousands of women and girls deal with a wide array of issues related to the multi-generational trauma that they have faced. With decades of experience working with thousands of women and girls, this group of Clan Mothers set out to build a village to create healing through collaboration and understanding. As an outcropping of that vision, an Indigenous-led solution – Clan Mothers Healing Village – came to life.

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This innovation is developing a social enterprise within the Clan Mothers Healing Village that will enable broad access to meaningful solutions to Human Sex Trafficking and sex exploitation, by sharing the matriarchal knowledge, wisdom, teachings and ceremonies of the Lived Experience Leadership Council and Elder Council within the Clan Mothers Healing Village.  The learning happens through an online learning portal providing access to fee-for service webinars, conferences, workshops, sharing circles and ceremonies about the seriousness of Human Sex Trafficking and sex exploitation as it relates to Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, and the creative and Indigenous-led and matriarchal solutions that the Clan Mothers Healing Village embodies. 


“This project is addressing a widespread and largely neglected issue for First Nation, Inuit and Metis communities, in ways that are rooted in Indigenous-led solutions. Most importantly, it is empowering Lived Experience Leaders – the people whose voices need to be heard most – to lead meaningful change and impact.”

- Sara Wolfe, Director, Indigenous Innovation Initiative


Clan Mothers Healing Village is land based offering spiritual mentorship and healing space through the direct lens of Indigenous Intelligence. It is offered through a matrilineal community living approach. No other organization in Canada addresses the needs of survivors in this way. We offer a Lived Experience Leadership philosophy and process that draws on the guidance of leaders who have experienced these issues and developed proven solutions in their own communities. 


The Clan Mothers Healing Village supports Indigenous-led solutions for generations to come. For Indigenous women, CMHV provides an opportunity to begin their journey to personal healing in a culturally designed, land-based environment. We move forward achieving better outcomes for the next generation of children when we approach our work as a collective education process from Indigenous world views, and with our sacred responsibilities in caring for each other.  This model advances a much needed paradigm shift needed when working with our people for systems integration, and the replication of Indigenous matrilineal world views into a service practice.

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