Wakan Ija: Children, They are Holy Too

March 16, 2019 10 – 6 p.m. 

Sandy Saulteaux Retreat Centre, Beausejour, MB

Children are sacred – every single one. When traumatized, children respond in predictable and often troublesome ways. Grandmother Pahan Pte San Win’s work with incarcerated youth has taught her some surprising lessons about trauma response and what youth need in order to return to stable and vibrant human beings. Learn Pahan’s approach to offering cultural activities that give youth a reason to be proud and a chance to shine. Hear from Grandfather Wanbdi Wakita how the teachings of Love, Kindness, Forgiveness and Respect can be powerful change agents. Children are sacred teachers. Let’s learn from them.

This retreat runs from 10am to 6pm and is intended to create nourishing and relaxing experiences that are rich in teachings and inspiration, while also taking time to reflect, integrate and unwind. We will sit with the fire, relax and walk in nature, journal, eat good food and be with others also seeking to walk with children in a good way.

Recommended for professionals who work with children such as teachers, child & youth care workers, social workers, as well as indigenous and non indigenous community members and parents. The Manitoba College of Social Workers has approved this workshop for the content specific Social Work with Indigenous Peoples requirement.

Registration includes, lunch, dinner and snack.

ACE Members – $200 Non-Members – $225 

Please call 204 772-2231 or visit this website for more details http://www.aboriginalcircleofeducators.ca/events.html

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