Indra is "a storyteller, dreamer, and friend of the animals", said the Anishinaabe Medicine Man who adopted her into the tribe of the White Earth Nation, naming her "Ishkudeikwe" (Woman of the Fire). She has rescued thousands of animals from around the world, and cared for more than 600 of them through their natural lifespans. She tells their stories in her writing and speaking, and lives amongst them between her travels. In the course of her decades of learning from the animals, Indra founded Indraloka Animal Sanctuary (2005) and co-organized the Global Coalition of Farm Sanctuaries (2014).
"Tails" from the trenches