Cultural Wellness

Learn Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe Language) Online Sessions

Tue, September 21, 2021 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Weekly on Tuesday, forever
(March 9, 2021)

These online sessions provide a safe and encouraging space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals to explore the Ojibwe language at a beginner level. Language Instructor, Mitch Akerman, will guide participants through various Ojibwe language lessons including how to introduce yourself, learning the alphabet and pronunciation, nouns, basic sentence structure, and asking and answering simple questions. This program is ideal for aspiring or novice language learners of any age.

Online Conversational Ojibwe Language Group

Mon, September 27, 2021 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Weekly on Monday, forever

This weekly online group is for anyone who is well-versed in the Ojibwe language fundamentals and wants to take the next step in their learning journey. The group will focus on conversations and sentence structure in the Ojibwe language. *Participants should have a solid foundation of the Ojibwe language before attending this group.

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Virtual Traditional Healing: Troy Greene

Tue, September 28, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
July 6, 2021; July 7, 2021; July 8, 2021; August 9, 2021; August 10, 2021; August 11, 2021; September 28, 2021; September 29, 2021; September 30, 2021; November 2, 2021; November 3, 2021; November 4, 2021; December 7, 2021; December 8, 2021; December 9, 2021

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. 

To learn more about Troy Greene, click here.

Cost: All virtual Traditional Healing appointments are provided at no cost and conducted using the virtual video conferencing platform called ‘Zoom.’

Eligibility: To access this service, you must reside in the North Simcoe Muskoka region and be 12 years of age or older. You must also have access to the Internet through a computer, tablet or mobile phone.

How to Access: Please complete the registration form below. You will receive a phone call within two business days from our Reception Team to schedule your Traditional Healing session. Our Reception Team will review with you which Healers are available for your upcoming appointment. Prior to your appointment, you will be emailed consent forms to complete electronically. These forms must be completed prior to your appointment.

For more information please contact Brian George, Indigenous Cultural Program Coordinator at: 705.527.4154 x7204.

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Traditional Healing: Jake Ago Neh

Mon, October 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
May 31, 2021; June 1, 2021; June 2, 2021; June 3, 2021; September 7, 2021; September 8, 2021; September 9, 2021; September 10, 2021; October 4, 2021; October 5, 2021; October 6, 2021; October 7, 2021; November 15, 2021; November 16, 2021; November 17, 2021; November 18, 2021

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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287 Bayshore Drive
Midland ON

Plants and Ceremonies

Wed, October 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Medicine Man and Traditional Healer, Jake Agoneh, in an interactive circle to discuss diabetes. Jake will share his knowledge about plants and ceremony to help guide participants toward a healthier lifestyle. A Talking Stick will be passed in the circle, enabling deep discussion and story sharing.

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287 Bayshore Drive
Midland ON

Virtual Traditional Healing: Pamela Tremblay-Hayes

Tue, October 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
July 13, 2021; July 14, 2021; July 15, 2021; September 14, 2021; September 15, 2021; September 16, 2021; October 12, 2021; October 13, 2021; October 14, 2021; December 14, 2021; December 15, 2021; December 16, 2021

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

To learn more about Pamela Tremblay-Hayes, click here.

Cost: All virtual Traditional Healing appointments are provided at no cost and conducted using the virtual video conferencing platform called ‘Zoom.’

Eligibility: To access this service, you must reside in the North Simcoe Muskoka region and be 12 years of age or older. You must also have access to the Internet through a computer, tablet or mobile phone.

How to Access: Please complete the registration form below. You will receive a phone call within two business days from our Reception Team to schedule your Traditional Healing session. Our Reception Team will review with you which Healers are available for your upcoming appointment. Prior to your appointment, you will be emailed consent forms to complete electronically. These forms must be completed prior to your appointment.

For more information please contact Brian George, Indigenous Cultural Program Coordinator at: 705.527.4154 x7204.

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

Celebration of the Harvest Moon

Thu, October 21, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This online circle will celebrate the teachings of the Harvest moon guided by Elder and Traditional Healer, Grandmother Pauline Shirt and her daughter Luana Harper-Shirt. Traditional stories and songs will also be shared and celebrated.

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Meditation With the Light With Troy Greene

Thu, November 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Healer Troy Greene, as he guides you through a meditation experience. He will share insights with participants on the practice of meditation and how to create stillness, helping us transform our day-to-day life into a more fulfilling existence. The teaching will promote relaxation, reduce stress, and provide inner guidance.

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Sacred Ceremony and the Earth

Thu, November 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Traditional Practitioner, Brian George, as he explores the relationship between body, mind, spirit and the sacred Earth and how to grow into Sacred Space with our offerings. Participants will explore the Rainbow Bridge together, which nurtures the human spirit and teaches us how to walk our individual path through life. The Four Directions, use of Tobacco and other gifts offered to the Spirit, the meaning of the Circle and the Spiritual Teachings of the seasons will also be discussed.

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Living with Gratitude: A Meditation Journey Through the Medicine Wheel

Wed, December 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Métis Healer, Pamela Tremblay-Hayes, in a virtual teaching circle as she shares how she nurtures wisdom, self-care and kindness through honouring the Circle of Life. Participants will journey through the Medicine Wheel with a gratitude meditation and gift offering. *Workshop supplies will be mailed to participants at no cost.

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