Cultural Wellness

Drumming Circle

Mon, January 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Weekly on Monday, forever

Join us for a peer-led drumming circle that teaches participants how to play the hand drum while singing Indigenous songs. No need to register, simply drop-in!

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845 King Street
Midland ON

Traditional Healing: Jake Ago Neh

Tue, January 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
January 6, 2020; January 7, 2020; January 8, 2020; January 9, 2020; January 28, 2020; January 29, 2020; January 30, 2020; February 24, 2020; February 25, 2020; February 26, 2020; February 27, 2020; March 2, 2020; March 3, 2020; March 4, 2020; March 5, 2020; March 30, 2020; March 31, 2020; April 1, 2020; April 2, 2020; April 27, 2020; April 28, 2020; April 29, 2020; April 30, 2020; May 11, 2020; May 12, 2020; May 13, 2020; May 14, 2020; May 26, 2020; May 27, 2020; May 28, 2020; May 29, 2020; June 8, 2020; June 9, 2020; June 10, 2020; June 11, 2020; July 27, 2020; July 28, 2020; July 29, 2020; July 30, 2020; August 10, 2020; August 11, 2020; August 12, 2020; August 13, 2020; September 8, 2020; September 9, 2020; September 10, 2020; September 11, 2020; October 5, 2020; October 6, 2020; October 7, 2020; October 8, 2020; November 16, 2020; November 17, 2020; November 18, 2020; November 30, 2020; December 1, 2020; December 2, 2020; December 3, 2020; December 14, 2020; December 15, 2020; December 16, 2020; December 17, 2020; January 31, 2020

Honoured Traditional Healers use traditional Indigenous approaches to bring about wellness for individuals and/or groups with mental, physical, spiritual and emotional holistic healing needs. 

About Jake Ago Neh
Jake is Aniishnaabe from SheguiandahFirst Nation. Under the direction of Adam Lussier, Jake began doing his healing work. Jake conducts a variety of ceremonies on a regular basis including one-on-one consultations, Sweat Lodges, Talking Circles, administering herbal medicines, spiritual guidance and Naming Ceremonies. All people, wherever they reside, can utilize Jake’s services to find good health and direction in their lives.

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845 rue King
local10, Midland
Ontario L4R 0B7 Canada

Beading Circle

Tue, January 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
January 28, 2020; February 11, 2020; February 25, 2020; March 10, 2020; March 24, 2020

Improve your beading skills in this fun, drop-in social group! Choose your own projects and receive support from staff and peers in order to create your own piece of artwork. All materials are provided at no cost. *Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian.

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845 King Street
Midland ON

Ojibwe Language Drop-In Program

Wed, January 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Weekly on Wednesday, forever
(June 12, 2019)

This weekly drop-in program provides a safe space for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals to come together in the spirit of learning. Participants will explore the Ojibwe language at a beginner level with a focus on pronunciation, vocabulary, building simple sentences, and the cultural importance of the language. Everyone is welcome to attend (children under 13 must be accompanied by their guardian).

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845 King Street
Midland ON

Traditional Healing: Christine Migwans

Mon, February 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
February 3, 2020; February 4, 2020; February 5, 2020; February 6, 2020; April 6, 2020; April 7, 2020; April 8, 2020; April 9, 2020; November 23, 2020; November 24, 2020; November 25, 2020; November 26, 2020

Honoured Traditional Healers use traditional Indigenous approaches to bring about wellness for individuals and/or groups with mental, physical, spiritual and emotional wholistic healing needs. 

About Christine Migwans
Christine is Anishinaabe, Bear Clan, with roots in M’chigeeng First Nation. For the past 20 years, she has been in touch with the spirits and uses her healing gifts to support mno-piimaatiisiiwiin, or the good way of living. Christine can connect with the spirits to deliver important messages, and can channel energy from the spirits to heal a range of issues. She is a Pipe Carrier and recently conducted a Shake Tent, an Anishinaabe ceremony which supports strong healing for the people. Christine has worked as an Oshkebewis, or Traditional Elders’ helper at Native Child and Family Services in Toronto, and has ten years of experience as a front-line worker in Indigenous serving agencies.

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845 King Street
Midland ON

After Baby Group

Thu, February 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Weekly on Thursday for 8 occurrences

This 8-week support group is for new moms who are experiencing mood changes after having a baby and is facilitated by Chigamik’s Indigenous Perinatal Mental Health Worker. The group provides a safe space to meet other new parents who are also experiencing mood changes and creates a circle of support. The group will discuss coping and self-care strategies including:

  • Education surrounding the various mood disorders, exploring the signs and symptoms
  • Understanding imbalances through the use of the medicine wheel and support in developing a wellness framework
  • Development of a wellness model to further support your relationships and assist in coping through difficult emotions
  • Development of coping strategies and self-care strategies and understanding of the importance of self-care

*Childminding available for walking children (toddlers), parents may bring babes in arms.

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845 King Street
Midland ON

Dot Art Rock Painting

Tue, March 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in this creative painting workshop! Participants will learn the historical context of Métis dot painting, and create their own designs with paint to mimic these traditional styles.

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845 King Street
Midland ON

Traditional Healing: Pauline Shirt

Mon, March 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
December 16, 2019; December 17, 2019; December 18, 2019; December 19, 2019; March 9, 2020; March 10, 2020; March 11, 2020; March 12, 2020; July 13, 2020; July 14, 2020; July 15, 2020; July 16, 2020; August 24, 2020; August 25, 2020; August 26, 2020; August 27, 2020; November 2, 2020; November 3, 2020; November 4, 2020; November 5, 2020; December 7, 2020; December 8, 2020; December 9, 2020; December 10, 2020; January 20, 2020; January 21, 2020; January 22, 2020; January 23, 2020

Honoured Traditional Healers use traditional Aboriginal approaches to bring about wellness for individuals and/or groups with mental, physical, spiritual and emotional holistic healing needs. 

About Pauline Shirt
Pauline is an Elder, Plains Cree, Red–Tail Hawk Clan. Pauline was born and raised on the Saddle Lake Reserve, Alberta. Grandmother Pauline is greatly recognized for her commitment to the Toronto Native community and for her dedication as a teacher and lecturer since the late sixties.Pauline Shirt, a founder of the First Nations School and the Red Willow, are just two examples of her hard work ethic and perseverance to enhancing the betterment of the Toronto Aboriginal community. Today, Pauline serves as a mentor to many Aboriginal youth and young families as an experienced and trusted Grandmother. Pauline Shirt is capable of giving many Teachings and conducts ceremonies as needed.

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845 King St #10 Midland ON L4R 0B7 Canada

Traditional Healing: Pam Tremblay-Hayes

Mon, March 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
December 2, 2019; December 3, 2019; January 13, 2020; January 14, 2020; March 16, 2020; March 17, 2020; March 18, 2020; March 19, 2020; May 4, 2020; May 5, 2020; May 6, 2020; July 6, 2020; July 7, 2020; July 8, 2020; September 14, 2020; September 15, 2020; September 16, 2020; November 9, 2020; November 10, 2020; November 11, 2020

Honoured Traditional Healers use traditional Aboriginal approaches to bring about wellness for individuals and/or groups with mental, physical, spiritual and emotional holistic healing needs.

About Pam Tremblay-Hayes
Pam is a Métis Traditional Folk Healer–Waabiiske Maaiingan Kwe (White Wolfe Woman). Pam is a seasoned Indigenous Healer, and has over 25 years experience helping people on their path to recovery and good health. She studied in various forms of alternative healing and throughout passing years, progressed in healing skills and gifts by learning from the Natural Environment and Elder Women Healers. Pam is well known for her gentle yet powerful healing approach where she combines spiritual counselling, hands-on healing, and a variety of Métis traditional folk medicines. It is not unusual for Pam to receive messages from the Ancestors while in session. She believes that healing is a journey through restoration and transformation and respectfully meets a person exactly where they are, and assists in helping them establish a good connection, balance and harmony between their spirit, mind, body and emotions, enabling them to heal themselves.

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845 King St #10 Midland ON L4R 0B7

Contemplative Meditation Circle

Tue, March 17, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Métis Healer, Pam Tremblay-Hayes, in a contemplative meditation circle based on an Indigenous world view looking at the Eastern direction and the season of spring. *Please dress comfortably.

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845 King Street
Midland ON