Denise Cole

Denise Cole is a Two Spirit land protector of mixed Inuit descent from southern Labrador, now living in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada (pronouns: she/her). She is a board member of Grand Riverkeeper Labrador and member of the Labrador Land Protectors. Denise stands in resistance to projects that threaten water, land, lives and cultures. Gifted the name “Spotted Elk”, she is guided to perform sacred ceremonies and walk a spiritual path as an eagle whistle carrier. Denise has been involved in the resistance to the Lower Churchill Project in Labrador since 2011. This includes numerous nonviolent protection events and campaigns,  which has led to her conviction of civil court charges while performing ceremony and peaceful acts of resistance. She enters each day with clean hands and straight eyes and is humbled to be a part of DWI advisory.