Indigenous Family Support
Our Indigenous Programming is created to meet the unique needs of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people. The programming is made with feedback and recommendations from people and families currently being served by the Centre. We work alongside Elders of different communities and partner organizations to offer programming such as Elder visits, group activities such as beading, medicine picking, smudge kits and more!
Grandmother Turtle is a cultural program facilitated by Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society and Parent Link designed to help children learn the seven sacred teachings through the animals that represent them. Learn through interactive play, traditional songs, cultural dancing and drumming, and traditional stories. Sessions are delivered weekly in our Play Centre for 8 weeks.
The Bird/The Pîyesîs Sessions
The Bird / The Pîyesîs sessions series proposed to start August 2019 will include:
• Beading Class (One Session a Week for Four Weeks)
• Skirt-Making Class (One Session a Week for Four Weeks)
• Medicine Picking (Day Trip with Transportation)
• Pow Wow (Day Trip with Transportation)
• Blanket Exercise
• Indigenous Feast with Elder
The Centre believes that this programming will also have tremendous positive impacts for clientele that identify as non-Indigenous though increased opportunities for learning and understanding First Nations, Metis, and Inuit cultures and history and to engage in reconciliation efforts.