Inspired by Legacy
Lena Recollet founded Assiginack Consulting with the commitment to provide a service inspired by the legacy of one of her ancestors. Jean-Baptiste Assiginack was a War Chief and Oratory who worked in Toronto after his contributions in the War of 1812. Remembering his work being a translator between the French, British and the Anishinaabe is the reason for naming Assiginack Consulting in his honour. Lena is a multi-disciplinary performer with 20+ years experience in facilitation, teaching and guest speaking. Her goal is to develop a reciprocal relationship between unique needs of clients and Indigenous communities.
Schedule a pre-consultation session
This three hour consultation can serve as an introduction to building relationships with Indigenous community. Usually 3 hours in length to serve the purpose of helping companies understand intention.
Experience ranges from opening events with poetry to educating on Indigenous values. Lena’s lived experience is from being an Anishinaabe raised in Wikwemikong and residing in Toronto.
Assiginack Consulting and Training is a Certified Aboriginal Business with the criteria to understand and support the intent of any organization and their commitment towards becoming PAR certified.
I have invited Lena to speak in several of my classes as a guest speaker. In those classes she shared her thoughts on topics including but not limited to: Indigenous feminism, mothering, Aboriginal history in Canada and Media representation. Lena is a prolific speaker and a dynamic individual who demonstrates a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to her work.She has mentored many people of diverse backgrounds and has an amazing ability to share her stories while at the same time inspiring and connecting with those around her. She engages students to think and reflect critically about their own narratives through the use of humour, passion and with an overall brilliance!
– Dr. Erica Neeganagwedgin
University of Toronto