John Rice is an Ojibway/Anishinabeninni and a 3rd Degree member of the Three Fires Midewiwin Society from Wasauksing First Nation near Parry Sound. He is an artisan; singing/dancing, making big drums, hand drums, rattles, traditional men’s dance outfits, and a teacher of culture, language and spiritual practices. John generously shares his knowledge throughout the region. His past work experience includes work as the Elder/Healer at the Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene and Fenbrook Institution near Gravenhurst. He has been a part-time lecturer at Georgian College in Barrie. John travels internationally and is a well-respected teacher and elder in the Anishinabe Nation.