ANNIE CREE- Staying Active as Mom in the Mohawk Tribe

Today I speak with Annie Cree, a mother of director of outdoor programming for Iakwa’shatste Youth Fitness, and a member of the Mohawk Nation. Her goal is to to help encourage and motivate families with little ones to try new things. She created an activity book for Indigenous Sports and Wellness Ontario, in addition to providing an in-school running program to prepare students for the Ottowa Kids Marathon. Annie is a member of the Akwesasne Suicide Prevention Committee, and offers her services and support to their programs. 

We chat about the differences between having kids in your 20’s versus your 30’s, and how finding activity, like hiking can be helpful for self-care and mental health in the postpartum period. 

We  talk about:

-growing up in the Mohawk Nation

-breaking cultural norms

-self-care through activity

-struggles with breastfeeding

-growing a hiking group

-carrier options for hiking

Time Stamps

1:00 introduction

3:55 generational pregnancy advice

6:45 differences with later pregnancies

9:10 finding hiking

11:53 reaching out after postpartum struggles

16:25 finding happiness in hiking

20:53 helping new hikers

26:25 rapid fire questions







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