Erica is Kanyen’kehá:ke Wolf Clan from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. She grew up on the land and in the garden on her parents’ hobby farm, Shady Oaks, at the edge of Belleville. She still enjoys growing, saving and cooking with traditional and heirloom seeds with her family. Erica has studied non-profit project management and is a community volunteer with Rathinenhayén:thos and the Kenhtè:ke Seed Sanctuary. She is also learning Kanyen’kéha (the Mohawk language).