Originally from South Jersey, Fridam was raised on her family’s farm in the suburbs of historic Salem. She is an artist, social justice advocate, and a voice for healing and transformation. Fridam brings to Deep her wisdom and expertise as a circle-keeper and advocate for social equality. Her heritage is steeped in indigenous tradition and practices. She has organized and led healing circles inside youth-serving institutions like public schools and with women within the correctional institution. Her experience in bringing humanizing practices into the education and judicial system informs the work she does with Deep’s Healing Schools Project. In 2009, Fridam legally corrected her nationality as an Aboriginal American and received her name through a tribal ceremony. She now serves as member and minister of the Aboriginal Republic of North America.

fridam@deepcenter.org