Read the August 2022 issue of Mithomahcihowin – NCN Family & Community Wellness Centre’s bi-monthly health and wellness news update.
Learning About Nature’s Gifts
The FCWC Land Base program is creating amazing opportunities for its Employment Opportunity participants.
Kawliga Levasseur has been learning about wekies from the program’s knowledge keepers.
Wekies have been used in Cree culture for generations to relieve pain and to fight colds, coughs, upset stomachs and fevers. You can even crush the roots and use it externally for muscle cramps.
Wekies can be found in wet soils, marshes, ponds and riverbanks. Kawliga has been harvesting and drying wekies, and has learned that it’s important to leave some of its roots for plant regrowth. He has some wekies on display at the FCWC.
“Went to my first sweat yesterday, was such a huge blessing to be in there, sending prayers and giving thanks to loved ones, to Mother Earth, and the Creator. It was so amazing and so refreshing, literally felt like I was born again.”
~ Justin Hart, Recent grade 12 grad & new employee of Employment Opportunity Land Base program
IN THIS ISSUE:
- HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN: How to Detect It
- SCHOOL SUCCESS: Tips for Having a Great School Year
- SO YOU’RE HAVING A BABY! Planning for Parenthood
- COVID-19 Surge in NCN
- Learning about Babies in Utero
- Your Path to Wellness: STAR FASD Program
- Your Path to Wellness: Medical Transportation