Jennifer ‘Healing Waters’ Harding, has been active on the Tribal council for over 10 years, serving as Treasurer for much of that time, before her current role as council member. Jennifer prides herself on her two daughters, whom she homeschools full time, while also running their family farm, Iona Diamond Farm, where they raise heritage breed pigs, Scottish Highland cows, and too-many-to-count meat and egg laying chickens, as well as her honey bees.
As the Tribal Health and Wellness Nurse, Jennifer is currently focused on implementing the training she has been doing around substance use disorder, including individual and community Narcan training and Narcan distribution for any and all Tribal members, As well as support services as needed.
Jennifer is also responsible for helping to develop programs, lesson plans, and curriculum to educate the Tribal youth through the Tribe’s TEK project, bringing her traditional and cultural knowledge of the land, and all of its resources, to the youth.
Jennifer also worked with the WLRP for 10 years, becoming fluent in the Wampanoag language, writing curriculum, lesson plans, and helping to direct and organize Summer Camps for more than 45 children since 2012, as well as being the summer Camp nurse; she also helped to launch and open the Weetumuw school in 2016, where she was a co-teacher for children ages 3-6, in addition to being the Weetumuw School Nurse.
Jennifer also serves as an LPN / Wellness Coordinator and Executive Administrative Assistant for the Herring Pond Wampanaog Tribe.