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Lunch & Learn
January 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn with Janet Fox
The Attachment Network of Manitoba is excited to announce our second Lunch & Learn
On January 26 from 12pm – 1pm please join us and Janet Fox from Mahkesis Consulting to discuss Traditional Family Parenting & Reclaiming Our Indigenousness
If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org to retrieve your FREE Zoom link to the event.
Every First Nation community is facing the same cycles of poverty, diabetes, suicide, addictions, high dropout rates, high incarceration rates, gangs, violence, and high numbers of children in the child welfare system. We can start promoting the pride and rich traditions to the youth in our communities by sharing the teachings, our languages, customs, and traditions so that they have a brighter future. The teachings have always been there, and they can be revitalized.
It is now time to Reclaim our knowledge and provide and implement programs by using our Indigenous philosophies. Reclaiming our Indigenousness is ‘reversing the process of colonization’. It is time to reach and claim our ancestral identity for our people to move forward. We need to start promoting the pride and history of our people from the perspective of the Indigenous Worldview.
The breakdown of our family systems began with colonization and residential school. When the first set of children went away our family systems began to deteriorate. The workshops create awareness of ‘how it was in our Traditional Family Systems and ‘how we can bring back these teachings along with the parenting skills and most importantly it is prevention in all areas. Our people always had the knowledge on the importance of bonding and attachment. With the studies today it has proven that when bonding is not in place; it will affect the child in all stages of life.
These teachings awaken the spirit in us, and we can balance our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual parts so that we can make change in our communities. She introduces the concept of the teachings in the womb, which is the prevention, 4 life cycle (child, youth, and adult, elder) with the teachings in each stage using the 15 teepee pole teachings (each pole represents a virtue). Topics presented are first 6 years of a child’s life, bonding, moss bag teachings; belly button, placenta, soft spot; rites of passage and parenting.
“Entire nations were built from how our Ancestors parented”
Janet Fox is a life skills coach and trainer is the owner of Mahkesis Consulting She is a mother of 4 and a proud grandmother of 8. Janet shares her journey about the lack of parenting skills in her family system which stems from colonization, residential and lack of identity as she attended residential school and understands the effects from those years that she was not with her family. Janet has been on a mission to end generational cycles in her family and has pursued the knowledge of how our Ancestors raised their children which today is called by the western world ‘the most profound child psychology’. She has taken training with the Native American Fatherhood Association, National Indian Child Welfare Association, and the Native Wellness Institute.
Her passion is to share the teachings to other people and have presented workshops to many First Nation communities from British Columbia to Labrador. Some of the clients have been the Alberta Gaming Commission, ATCO, Aboriginal Child and Family Services, Government Child & Family Services, Schools, Cultural Camps and Youth Corrections, Awasis Conference, FSIN Wellness & Early Childhood, NNADAP, George Brown ECD conference 2018 and most recently the Health Nexus 2015, 2017 and 2018 which is held in Toronto. She is a presenter and keynote speaker at many conferences in Canada.