Beatrice Menase Kwe Jackson, is a Tsimphean/Nicola Anishinawbe originally from Yakima, Washington. She is a Grandmother of the Three Fires Midewewin Lodge. Her responsibilities
include insuring the continuance of the teachings passed on from past generations on into the future.
She is a eighteen-year Sun Dancer, a carrier of the water prayer, a veteran of Standing Rock, and a principal keeper of Anishinaabe wisdom and traditions.
Beatrice retired as Helping Healer for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She was a Montessori Teacher for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe for five years previously and a Tribal Outreach worker for Uniting Three Fires Against Violence in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Her formal education background includes a BA in Social Work from Michigan State University and a BS Degree from Ferris State University in Education. Beatrice studied/apprenticed in
native practices for many years with elders of the community. She is a producer and director of several movies and a member of the Snow Bird Singers hand drum group and the Women of
Traditions Hand Drum Group. She enjoys hunting, gathering and living a traditional lifestyle.
She resides in Ionia, Michigan.