Return what was stolen
Colonialism stripped values and ethics that nurtured a Nation. For the health and wellness of the people, it is our responsibility to restore the Indigenous worldviews back into our society.
Join our Transformative Training workshops
Learn Indigenous practices and how to apply them in a way that will make a difference in your community, workplace, and personal life.
Indigenous Ways of knowing is about a wholistic approach. Being connected to your body, mind, spirit, and all living things and energies around you all at the same time is an Indigenous way of being.
You were never disconnected from your spirit, colonization just got between you.
- Dennis Windego
What you will learn:
Day 1: Systems of Oppression- What Needs to Change
If you work within the public service, healthcare, education, government, child care, religion, justice, or corporate sectors, or are in any other frontline supportive role, this day is for you. The day will focus on the impact of system-induced trauma and the importance of addressing it in the process of reconciliation. How can you be a part of healing what has been broken?
“You cannot unlearn what you know”.
- Grandmother Jackie Labonte.
Day 2: From the Land- Healing-Informed Indigenous Practices
The Land connects us to our wholistic self which can make us more present in our interactions with others. Dennis will share Indigenous Land Based knowledge that will transform your way of being and how you show up in the world.
What you will never know as a non-Indigenous person is how an Indigenous person feels living within the very colonial systems and laws that continue to oppress them.
What you will know as a Non-Indigenous person is how when you bring the wholeness of yourself to the process of reconciliation, you will understand what you need to do to make the changes needed and learn how to act on them.
Special Event: June 6th 6-8PM Connecting with the Elders: The Road to Wisdom
At the heart of Grandmother’s Voice are our Grandmothers, Healers and Wisdom Keepers. Come and join us, visit with our Grandmothers and Dennis Windego in an informal setting. Bring your stories, your questions, and a desire to listen to this special evening. Light refreshments will be served.
*only open if purchase a 2-day ticket
Facilitated by Dennis Windego MSW and supported by the Grandmothers
Dennis is from the traditional lands of the Anishinabeg community of Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation in northwestern Ontario. His Anishinabeg name is Zoongwebines, and he is a member of the Lynx clan. Dennis follows the teachings of his late father which guides his decolonizing approach to mental health, addictions, grief, and healing of trauma. He holds an MSW from Laurentian University. He also graduated from the community-based, BSW (Hons) program through Seven Generations and Carleton University.