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INDIGENOUS LAND-BASED HEALING PROGRAM

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Starting from Indigenous Roots and extending across the province

CMHA National commits to examining all of the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action to determine where CMHA can actively work with Indigenous people to participate in the process of reconciliation. 

 

As a commitment to Indigenous mental health equity: CMHA Saskatchewan Division commits to working with Indigenous people to advocate for equitable access to services.

 

Part of our ongoing efforts are to address the mental health needs of Indigenous Veterans and Frontline Protectors in our community and across the province, and so we are hosting land-based healing sessions. These sessions will all be conducted by Indigenous Knowledge-Keepers who will keep the traditions alive and to maintain the authenticity. The primary aim of these sessions is to offer a safe and supportive environment where Indigenous Veterans and Frontline Protectors can explore holistic healing modalities that integrate physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

 

While the sessions are open to all Indigenous Veterans and Frontline Protectors, we recognize the historical and intergenerational trauma experienced by many First Nations individuals within this profession. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring priority access for those of First Nations heritage, acknowledging the importance of culturally sensitive approaches to mental health support. Sweat lodge ceremonies have been recognized for their therapeutic benefits, offering participants an opportunity for introspection, purification, and renewal. By incorporating these ceremonies into our programming, we aim to provide a unique and impactful experience that complements more conventional forms of mental health support.

 

Furthermore, we believe that bringing together members of our community service organizations for these sessions will foster a sense of camaraderie and solidarity among Indigenous Veterans and Frontline Protectors. The shared experience of participating in cultural teachings and ceremonies can serve as a powerful tool for building connections and resilience within our community.  

For the 2024 and 2025 fiscal year, the OSI-CAN Sweat Lodges' will be held near the areas of:

  • Regina (Treaty 4) 

    • Current Dates May 18th and 25th, 2024 

    • Call for James or Julius for more information or for directions

  • ​Prince Albert (Treaty 6)

Please feel free to contact

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Let’s Work Together On Healing!!

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