#270 Carcross Tagish First Nation

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Carcross, Yukon Territory

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

June 11 at Skookum Jim’s Rediscovery Camp 10am to 6pm, our open on the land Event, “A Day of Healing and Caring Together.”

We will have a sacred fire. An all day soup, health food, water. A meal together. All ages can come. There will be Prayers, speakers, counsellors, supports, children, elders.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Our event will be designed with a comfort, nurturing and focus of inclusion. All ages and abilities can participate. Our goal will be to care and support each other this day (and the hope is to carry this into the future.) How can we do this; we can do what we know how to do and we can ask for more dates?

#269 C.A.I.R.S.

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Whitehorse, Yukon

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

We will be hosting a community event that will focus on families and togetherness. We would like to host a camp for survivors and their families and also invite elders.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

When in residential school we are not allowed to celebrate together, we were by ourselves even surrounded by other students. We would like to have a camp for survivors and families and invite elders to come out as well. We would like to bring people together to have fun and be together in a healthy environment.

#268 Trondek Hwech’in

  • Attendees: Over 200 people
  • Place: Dawson City, Yukon Territory

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

T.H. Health & Social department will host a BBQ with speakers and Stick-gambling and youth games.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

By building stronger family unit and to celebrate our healing together.

#267 Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Hopedale, Newfoundland

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Self esteem activities, cultural awareness, forgiveness, traditional teachings, activities for children.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Talking about our culture and tradition and how it was done as a way of healing . Information on forgiveness.

#266 Nunatsiavut Health & Social Development

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Hopedale, Newfoundland

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Seniors dinner social, Family Night and youth event. Seniors event with traditional teaching. Youth event- esteem and healing. Family event talking about forgiveness- colouring pages for kids.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Discussing relating to healing and forgiveness improving self-esteem, cultural awareness, and healing.

#265 Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Hopedale, Newfoundland

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Youth- (self-esteem activities and Cultural Awareness and Healing.) Family- (Forgiveness Talk and Colouring Pages for kids.) Seniors- Social Dinner and Traditional teachings.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Talking about our culture and traditions is a way of healing in our community.

#264 Department of Health and Social Development

  • Attendees: 10-50 people
  • Place: Goose Bay, Newfoundland

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Two guest speakers talking about their story of recovery from either alcohol, drugs, gambling, a circle for other participants to speak followed by entertainment from local entertainers.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Talk about their history and move forward. Keep healing circle going after event is finished.

 

#263 Department of Health & Social Development

  • Attendees: Over 200 people
  • Place: Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

We will be hosting community events in 7 communities including: Nain, Hopedale, Makkovik, Postville, Rigolet, Northwest River and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Each community event will be different but some highlights will be community feasts, square dancing, music, alcohol free events, showing of our residential schools video, etc.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Builds community spirit, reunites the generations and promotes communication, allows sharing of experiences and promotes Inuit traditions which were prohibited in residential schools.

#262 Department of Health and Social Development

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Nain, Newfoundland

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Community feast, gathering, share stories, crafts.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Intergeneration trauma, Residential Schools, and Relocatees.

#261 Women’s Network

  • Attendees: Over 200 people
  • Place: Stephenville, Newfoundland

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

We are offering 18 Culturally-Based workshops on illicit drug use and healthy lifestyle choices.

 

#260 Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: EsKasoni, Nova Scotia

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

We will be celebrating 25 years of the Mikmaw Lodge Treatment Centres operation. “25″ years of Healing- The Lodge is located in EsKasoni First Nation.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

The event celebrates sobriety and healing in our First Nations Communities. Nadaca’s primary function is helping our people to heal.

 

#259 East Pictou Middle School

  • Attendees: Over 200 people
  • Place: Pictou County, Nova Scotia

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

250 teenagers are given an opportunity to have sessions with community leaders about how to manage the social pit falls of today’s youth: homelessness, bullying, social networking, dating violence, homophobia- etc. They, their parents and community guests are given an opportunity to participate in sessions and receive up to date and factual information.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

This type of activity builds up strong community ties within our school.

#258 Alegweit First Nation

  • Attendees: Over 200 people
  • Place: Mount Stewart, P.E.I.

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

For the past 12 years, the Abegweit First Nation has held an annual gathering, called a Mawiomi (commonly referred to as a Pow Wow). Every summer to celebrate the Micmaq culture by engaging in traditional activities such as drumming, dancing, and the gathering of community members both within our three reserves (Scotchfort, Morell, & Rocky Point.) The surrounding communities, the general public from across P.E.I. and also off island. The Mawiomi has been a popular draw for both community members and visitors to the area since its origins. As a highlight of the year, the Abegweit Mawiomi has become a focal point for traditional performers and artisans to gather and display their talents and products. Activities at the yearly event typically include traditional dance in regalia, ceremonial dances, as well as traditional feasts. Other common events include sweat lodge ceremonies, talking circles, sunrise ceremonies, as well as the sale of products and crafts hand crafted by Mikmaq artisans. Abegweit Mawiomi has created a more approriate gathering place for an outdoor event. A recreational facility has been built with the development of our sacred Mawiomi grounds. The Mawiomi grounds allow for the accomodation of the growing number of visitors and guests to the groundsby offering the ammenities to allow the yearly event to expand. The Mawiomi has multiple benefits that span the cultural awareness. This year we would love to honour our elders especially those that have been affected by the Residential Schools. Our 13th Mawiomi takes place on June 11 & 12, 2011 in Scotchfort P.E.I.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

We would love to use the theme National Day of Healing and Reconciliation on June 11, 2011 to honour and pay our respects to the elders who were affected by the Residential Schools the past and present. We would have our song and dance to honour all that have been affected. Also a sweat would be available if anyone was interested in participating.

#257 White Eagle

  • Attendees: Over 200 people
  • Place: Elsipogtog, New Brunswick

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Will be speaking about reconciliation and how our elders used to do reconciliation.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Will demonstrate traditional way of reconciliation.

#256 Migmag Maliseet Healing Network

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Burnt Church First Nation, New Brunswick

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Community gathering with feast, sweat, talking circle, and youth dancers and drummers performing.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

By using traditional and cultural events with a social gathering and potluck (community feast.)