Read the June 2023 issue of Mithomahcihowin – NCN Family & Community Wellness Centre’s bi-monthly health and wellness news update.
MMIWG2+ Community Walk
On May 5, 2023, Chief Angela Levasseur led staff from various organizations and community members on a walk to commemorate and increase awareness about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2-Spirit (MMIWG2S) issues that continues to plague the first peoples of Canada.
They began the walk at the Nelson House Medicine Lodge and Family and Community Wellness Centre staff joined in as they approached. At the mid-point of our walk, song and prayers were offered at a couple of memorial sites. Leading us back to Poplar Point. It was such a beautiful day and good exercise for everyone!
As we headed back to our starting point, some stopped to tie red ribbon on the causeway. Red ribbons have been used to symbolism this movement since it was initiated. Ribbons are always used in ceremonies and on Indigenous people’s regalia.
At the end of the walk, which took approximately two hours, we ended with a traditional feast at the Medicine Lodge (NCN’s treatment centre) and snacks at the Family and Community Wellness Centre. Vehicles followed and did not pass until everyone arrived at our destination. We appreciate this respect!
IN THIS ISSUE:
- PERSONAL JOURNEY: Walk brings awareness to MMIWG2S
- FAMILY SUPPORT: Turning Vision Into Action — Getting Kids to Play Soccer
- COMMUNITY HEALTH: Learn About the Value of Iron
- Dawson Completes Security Training
- New Achievements Unlocked at the Fitness Centre
- Bear Witness Day 2023
- Happy Pride!
- Dealing with Diabetes
- Self-Care for Dads
- Beautiful Weather & Teachings at Culture Camp
- Your Path to Wellness: Circle of Care
- Your Path to Wellness: NCN Fitness Centre