Month: July 2021

STAYING SAFE

Winter 2019 / 2020 ELDER’S CORNER “We have been given some very important tools in this life’s journeyto help us remain focused, strong and at peace.They are the Seven Grandfather Teachings.We are so lucky to have them.Power, Peace and Love to all our Sisters and Brothers”. STAYING SAFE Measures Taken to Keep Our Healing Community …

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WELCOMING!

Summer / Fall 2019 ELDER’S CORNER “Your eyes show the strength of your soul”   WASESKUN’S FIRST REBUILDING THE CIRCLE GATHERING by: John Willcocks  Waseskun hosted the inaugural Rebuilding the Circle Gathering over two days in early autumn. On September 24th and 25th, over 140 participants came together to learn, share and develop strategies for …

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REBUILDING THE CIRCLE

Winter/Spring 2018-2019  ELDER’S CORNER “We can only be what we give ourselves the power to be” REBUILDING THE CIRCLE – YEAR ONE by John Willcocks This year, Waseskun inaugurated its latest project, Rebuilding the Circle – A Continuum of Caring. This initiative brings together healing for residents and their families, training and self-care for front-line …

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HONOURING OUR ELDERS

Fall 2017 FALL EQUINOX / CHANGE OF SEASONS CELEBRATIONS ‘Honouring our Elders’ Waseskun celebrated the Fall Equinox with a Change of Seasons Ceremony on September 20, 2017, with many guests in attendance, including CSC personnel, community partners, and several Elders. The theme of the event was Honouring Our Elders and many Elders from CSC institutions …

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SUMMER MEDICINES

Summer 2017 Kanakwen:sera entewarihwa:seronni (Settling Matters That Cause Anger) Bryan joined the Waseskun team as a Helper in late July 2017. Bryan is a traditional person from Kahnawake and has been participating in Ceremonies in the Longhouse since he was a teenager. There are certain things he has learnt to do through working with other …

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Traditional Medicines

Winter 2016/2017 EDITORIAL Traditional medicines are a combination of skills, practices, knowledge and beliefs used by many indigenous cultures to treat, prevent or improve either physical or mental illnesses. We are all so grateful to now have our own Traditional Medicine Lodge where the Medicines are forever present and shared by residents, staff and visitors …

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