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“Empowering Young Parents Series”
FIRST CIRCLE: Introductions and Overview of Series
LOCATION: Online – Go to Meeting
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SPEAKER: Ko’ona Saber is member of the Bizhiw doodem (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 Anishinabe hand drum and medicine bundle. Ko’ona is married to Ivon Saber a landowner at Ayers Cove on east Lake Winnipeg, 5 minutes south of Wanipigow First Nation, they spend their winter months in the Kootenays of British Columbia.
PRESENTATION: Traditional Family Parenting – Indigenous peoples have always had the knowledge to raise a child holistically; preparing them to make positive choices, enjoy healthy relationships, healthy children create healthy communities. Today Indigenous teachings are a source of strength and identity for many moving forward reclaiming their ancestral identity by seeking out indigenous knowledge holders. Sharing openly promoting pride and history from an Indigenous peoples Worldview exposing the breakdown of Indigenous family systems due to colonization, enforced by residential schools and perpetuated today through mainstream child welfare systems. Traditional Family Parenting workshops helps bring awareness of the success Indigenous Family Systems have and how we can continue these teachings illustrating positive parenting skills and working to prevent cultural degradation.
Empowering Young Parents Series:
First Circle: Introductions and overview of series
Second Circle: Indigenous Perspectives on Bonding and Attachment
Third Circle: Understanding Lateral Violence
Fourth Circle: Families Mending Building Resilience
Fifth Circle: Certificates and Setting Goals
“Many of us were brought up by dysfunctional parents who hated themselves, who were taught to hate themselves so they (often unknowingly) pass it on to others around them. Finding yourself on the receiving end? See it as a gift for you to seek strength and supports to help keep it out. Lateral violence is an energy. You decide to let it in, things can’t come into you without your consent” ~ Tasha Beeds
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