Andrea Menard and Leah Dorion Reading from Seeds From The Sacred Feminine
May 27

Andrea Menard and Leah Dorion Reading from Seeds From The Sacred Feminine

Early registration is recommended as spots are limited.

Join Andrea Menard and Leah Marie Dorion at Banyen Books for the official in-person launch of their new deck, Seeds from the Sacred Feminine!

Seeds from the Sacred Feminine Wisdom Cards are a 52-card Indigenous wisdom deck and gentle divination system that invites the reader to play in the realm of the Sacred Feminine and plant a seed in their own quiet, mysterious depths.

Seeds from the Sacred Feminine draws upon ancient wisdom and reflects the teachings given to Métis author, Andrea Menard. The cards offer 52 beautiful images of original artwork by Métis painter Leah Marie Dorion. Whether you are wanting a more balanced life, wanting to connect with Indigenous teachings, or just wanting to stop the cycle of exhaustion, if you are called to this deck of cards, they are meant for you, no matter who you are or where you come from.

Andrea Menard is a Métis woman whose Michif ancestry originates from St. Laurent, Manitoba, Canada. Menard is an accomplished Métis singer, storyteller, speaker, and the founder of the Sacred Feminine Learning Lodge. As seen in USA Today, Andrea is an influencer in Feminine leadership and was named one of Women Executive Network’s (WXN) 2020 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. One of the stars of the new CTV/Crave series, Sullivan’s Crossing, Andrea is a five-time Gemini-nominated actress, a 15-time music award winner, and was named ACTRA National’s Woman of the Year for 2021. She has released 4 award-winning albums, debuted two symphony shows, written and starred in two critically acclaimed television programs, and her TEDx Talk called “Silent No More” has reached over 128,000 views. In the Seeds from the Sacred Feminine handbook, Menard uses gentle teachings and grandmotherly wisdom to encourage women, men and all-gendered people to reclaim and embody the qualities of the Sacred Feminine.

Leah Marie Dorion is an interdisciplinary Métis artist raised in Prince  Albert, Saskatchewan. Dorion holds a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts degree. A teacher, painter, host, filmmaker and published writer, Dorion views her Metis heritage as providing her with a unique bridge for knowledge between all people. Dorion’s original paintings honour the spiritual strength of Indigenous women and have been brought together as a collection for the first time in this deck of wisdom cards. Leah Dorion has sold over 150 original paintings, with several original artworks purchased by the Government of Saskatchewan Public Art Collection. Dorion has had gallery showings of her art work in such esteemed galleries as Allan Sapp Gallery, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Batoche National Historic Site, and the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan. She has numerous commissioned artworks and many of her paintings are held in private collections.

From:   May 27, 2023 - 10:00 AM
To:  May 27, 2023 - 11:00 AM