Bear Waters Gathering offers a holistic and story-based training experience. Explore the connection we have to each other and develop a greater awareness of your role in the reconciliation process. The Sacred Gift Curriculum is meant to provide a foundation of lifelong learning using local Indigenous teachings. It will guide you on the pathway toward Indigenous cultural awareness, competency, and engagement while working with Indigenous individuals and communities across Turtle Island also known as “Canada”.
Develop a deeper understanding of Indigenous world views and be engaged in mind, body, spirit, and emotion.
"Be a part of our reconciliation story"
Elder Strength Dale is Kanien:keha'ka (Mohawk) from Six Nations of the Grand River and Amanda Dale is L'nu (Mi'kmaq) with Ancestral ties to Listuguj and Bear River First Nations located in Eastern Canada. Elder Strength and Amanda are both trained in the field of Social Services and have facilitated Indigenous Cultural Competency Training (ICCT) together for over a decade.
Elder Strength has graduated from the Bachelor of Ed in Aboriginal Adult Education at Brock University, completed the Men's Indigenous Social Work Program from Muncey Healing Lodge and Addictions Counselling Certification through Polytechnic Institute Six Nations.
Amanda graduated with honours from Mohawk College's Social Service Worker Diploma Program and is currently in her last year of the Tyendinaga FNTI / Ryerson University Social Work program. Amanda has specialized in PTSD, Grief Recovery and Women's & Children's Advocacy. Both have grass roots Indigenous education with mentorship from Elders and have personal experience within the Idle No More, MMIW and Water is Life Movements.
Bear Waters Gathering partnered with Lake Country Community Legal Clinic on the Elder and Senior Law Project called "Advocacy North." They also collaborated with eleven Northern Community Legal Clinics across Ontario to engage with remote Indigenous communities in order to learn more about the social determinents of health facing Indigenous Elders and Seniors and what the legal clinics can do to help. The following Link is the outcome of this very important research.
Tune in on current events and learn more about how you can become involved in taking meaningful steps in the reconciliation journey.
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