Panoka Walker is of mixed European and Anishinabe decent from the Deer Clan and her traditional name is Waa-bskaa Waa-waash-keshi (White Doe). Panoka strongly identifies with her Native roots as a traditional storyteller, song carrier, hand drum maker, and traditional crafts women. Encouraged by her elders after years of apprenticeship inside the sacred circle of life, Panoka is a facilitator of women’s ceremonies, a lifelong student of the plant nation, and a teacher of workshops and group presentations to adults and youth. Panoka is affiliated with the Mother Earth Water Walkers who bring awareness to the Water as the Life blood of the Earth. Panoka is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters being brought up in the traditional way. She along with her husband, Deer Walker, make their home in Monroe, Michigan.
Panoka Walker has shared her gift of creativity through story telling for many years at school programs, libraries, museums, workshops and cultural events.