[Sust-mar] Upcoming program - Medicine Wheel Teachings, October 4-6
meghan at tatacentre.ca
Wed Sep 25 15:13:06 EDT 2013
Medicine Wheel Teachings
October 4-6, Fri 7 pm to Sun 3:30 pm
All those interested in Indigenous culture, will have the opportunity to
learn about the values, spiritual, and holistic approach of First Nations.
This will be done through shared teachings, small group discussions and
You will learn about the Native world view through the 'Four Direction
Medicine Wheel Teachings' encompassing the Mental, Spiritual, Emotional and
Mental aspects of health in a holistic approach; as well as incorporating
the use of the Seven Grandfather Teachings (Anishnabe/ Ojibway Teachings).
We will also explore the societal trauma caused by the residential schools
system and the impact in communities today. This will be woven together to
look at an effective method of healing that draws on the strength and gifts
of First Nations teachings.
This workshop is for people from all cultural and ethnic traditions. If you
are a First Nations person, you may be applying mostly "western methods"
that do not always resonate with your clients and may wish to learn about
how to approach your work grounded in First Nations culture. For people of
all other ancestries, increasing your awareness of an Indigenous worldview
may support you to relate more skillfully in intercultural settings.
Leadership: Jane Meader, from Membertou First Nation, develops and
implements Mi'kmaw cultural activities, events and courses in schools and
universities throughout Nova Scotia. Lottie Mae Johnson, from Eskasoni First
Nations, is a Traditional Teacher with Journey of Healing and works for
NADACA. Ishbel Munro, Program Director at Tatamagouche Centre, has been
involved in community development work for over 35 years.
Program Cost: $310 ($152.50 tuition+$157.50 meals/accommodations) Bursaries
For details and registration contact Tatamagouche Centre:
<http://www.tatacentre.ca> www.tatacentre.ca or 1-800-218-2220
Please Note: The program costs covers the leaders travel, honorarium,
accommodations and meals, plus your accommodations, three meals and three
snacks per day and a nominal registration fee. We do not agree with
exploiting Indigenous culture or knowledge. We do believe that cross
cultural experiences can promote much needed right relations between
peoples. Tatamagouche Centre is not making a profit from this program.
259 Loop Route 6
Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0
Office hours: Mon-Wed
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