Indra Lahiri, PhD is "a storyteller, dreamer, and friend of the animals." So 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 dire circumstances around the world. Indra tells the animals` 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 newly forming Global Coalition of Farm Sanctuaries. In addition, she has taught, mentored, coached and keynote addressed tens of thousands of people on a range of topics that are always, at their core, based on ethical leadership and compassion for all. Indra has spoken at the Animal Rights National Conference and International Animal Rights Conference annually for the past several years. Her award-winning blog, which chronicles sacred moments with rescued animals, is followed by tens of thousands of readers on every continent. Indra is grateful to have the opportunity to dedicate her life to helping traumatized animals rediscover joy, love, and trust.