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Indigenous Life Cycles and ‘Tipi Teachings’
January 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This APIN event is open to adolescents/young adults and service providers. Your agency/ organization/ school can show this presentation to a group or it can be viewed individually.
Indigenous life cycles and ‘Tipi Teachings’- Indigenous peoples have always had the knowledge to raise a child holistically; preparing them to make positive choices, have healthy relationships, healthy children create healthy communities. Today we can prepare the next generation with Indigenous teachings as a source of strength and identity. Indigenous peoples are moving forward as more and more reach and claim their ancestral identity and seek out Indigenous knowledge. It has only been in the past two generations others have been openly promoting the pride and history from an Indigenous peoples Worldview.The breakdown of Indigenous family systems began with colonization, enforced with residential schools and continues today in the child welfare systems. When the first children were taken away in the 1800’s family systems began to deteriorate. Traditional Family Parenting training helps bring awareness of the success Indigenous Family Systems have and how we can continue these teachings including parenting skills and most importantly prevent greater cultural degradation.
SPEAKER: Ko’ona Saber (Cochrane) is member of the Bizhiwdoodem (Lynx Clan) from Peguis First Nation, where her father Walter George Cochrane was integral in the reclamation of Indigenous cultural practices prior to her birth in 1970. She has much personal and professional experience in advocating and assisting families who have children with additional support needs. Ko’ona has extensive experience in helping to strengthen and support Indigenous families through work in health promotion, Indigenous issues, community development in addition to providing cultural programs and supportive services. She has been sharing her traditional teachings for over thirty years; primarily through teaching using her Indigenous hand drum and medicine bundle. After studying and working in Ottawa, she returned to Manitoba in 2006 and obtained an Early Childhood Education diploma from Red River College.