Minnawaunigogeezhigoak is an Ojibwe Marten Clan woman from Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation and a first degree Midewiwin of the Three Fires Lodge. Also known as Dawnis Kennedy, she is a Trudeau Scholar, a SJD Candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto and a visiting scholar at Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig. Her dissertation, Onaakonigewin: Rekindling the Fire Within, asks how we might strengthen our selves by learning to work with the laws given to Anishinabe. Dawnis, like many of her colleagues at Shingwauk is busy doing what she can for the Mother Earth Water Walk 2011. Dawnis is the main contact person for the Western portion of the Water Walk 2011, connecting walkers, hosts, support walkers, fundraisers, volunteers and donators from and for the West.