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JANINA CARLSTAD - A Poet of the Peace


Naturalist, poet, musician, sound artist, and educator, 
Janina enjoys sharing her passion for life and the world around her with family, friends, students, and everyone she meets. 
Connectivity is the key!

Growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, Janina and her family always enjoyed the outdoors and the multicultural setting of that city.  Janina started her career in Biological Sciences and worked as one of Alberta Recreation & Parks' naturalists for several years before moving on into the education field as a teacher.  Presently teaching in northern Alberta and BC, Janina is inspired by her students every day, and joins with them in discovering the joys of life-long learning.
Sharing a keen interest in genealogy, Janina, has lived in Norway on a language/work exchange for a short while and much of her Scandinavian studies/heritage shows through in Janina's writing.  She has travelled throughout Britain, Norway, Canada, and some of the USA. 
Music, nature, story-telling, poetry, art, and drama figure high on Janina's list of passions...all of which add to enrichment in the classroom, music, and writing.  Janina who is half of the musical Duo, SomeAre Solstice Flutes, with guitarist/dobro player, John Fletcher, once sang with "The Riled Flowers", a Dawson Creek-based trio, and the "Potluck in the Basement Singers" . 
Janina's current project and passion is to learn more about and share concepts of Eco-psychology and work more extensively with healing humanity and environment using the Native American style Flute. 
Janina is available for flute workshops, private lessons, and flute performances.


Favorite Movies:
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Last Samurai
Dances With Wolves
Pirates of the Caribbean
Monty Python
The Freedom Writers

Favorite Music Groups:

Linkin Park, Enya, Evanescence, Loreena McKennitt, Greenday, Metallica, Our Lady Peace, Great Big Sea, Irish Descendents, McDades, Peter Gabriel, TYR, HIM, Midnattsol, Painted Raven, David Bouchard, and many, many more!
Favorite Musicians/Vocalists: 
Mike, Ian Porteous, Mikko Viljami Lindstrom (Linde), Heri Joensen, Ville Valo, Amy Lee, Loreena McKennitt, Ivan Rebroff, Susan Aglukark.

Favorite Role Models, Environmentalists, and Humanitarians:
Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Stephen Biko, Al Gore, David Suzuki, John Acorn, Mike Lipkin, David Bouchard, Michal Wasuita

It is through the ARTS that we keep regional and global identities ALIVE!

Learning is a lifelong adventure...

 REFLECT upon the past, LIVE in the present, and REACH for the future...

"Be the Change You Wish To See In The World...." Gandhi
All Rights Reserved J. Carlstad 2008