Something we’ve learned from the resilience interviews is that healing can take many forms. Maybe you find healing in writing, boxing, beading, film making, ceremony, conducting research, dancing, or spending time with your kin. We hope you know people who nurture and support your path. If not, maybe some of the following leads can help provide support or inspiration. Most are Edmonton/amiskwacîwâskahikan based. Always reach out if you’re having trouble. They say that we’re the prayers of our ancestors, so hold yourself close.
If you know Indigenous healers, nutritionists, yoga instructors, etc that should be added to this list, contact us! 🙂
Health and Fitness
- Iskwew Health: Balancing, Strengthening and Defining HER. Community. Fitness. Motivation.
- Powwow Fitness Program.
- Indigenous Midwives. Indigenous Birth Alberta can provide culturally sensitive maternity support for Indigenous families.
- Aboriginal Midwifery in Canada.
Inspiration (too many to list!)
- Women Warrior Project
- Vogue Article “Meet 8 Indigenous Beaders Who Are Modernizing Their Craft” Christian Allaire,
Someone to talk to
- Residential School Health Support. In Alberta, call (780) 451-4002.
- Survivors, family members and those affected by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls can access mental health counselling and community-based cultural support services.
- Atlantic: 1-866-414-8111
- Quebec: 1-877-583-2965
- Ontario: 1-888-301-6426
- Manitoba: 1 866 818-3505
- Saskatchewan: 1 866 250-1529
- Alberta: 1 888 495-6588
- Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon: 1-866-509-1769
- British Columbia: 1-877-477-0775
Healing Societies/Support Networks
- Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society
- Ben Calf Robe Society
- Canadian Native Friendship Centre. Language, fitness, crafts and more!
- Kohkom Kisewatisiwin Society – Group for Kohkoms and Cree Parenting Programs. For more information contact Elsie Paul: 780-246-3820.
- Ben Calf Robe Society – Kihci Awasisak Program. Traditional Parenting/Otenaw Iynuik