Treaty 2 Territory – Keeseekoowenin Ojibway Nation hosted a traditional Men’s Gathering on July 29 & 30, 2021, in their home nation. Men from the nations of Ebb Flow, Waywayseecappo, Pine Creek, Ocean Man, and Tootinaowaziibeeng attended and listened to the stories that were shared. Some of the topics and presentations were:
- Mental Health
- Grief and loss
- Domestic Violence
These gatherings give men an opportunity to have a safe place to share their stories. As men we need a place to come together and participate in ceremonies such as sweat lodge to help heal the men that are having addiction problems. This give the men a sense of belonging and identity in who we are as indigenous men and our role in the nation. There was a sweat lodge and sharing circles for the men to participate.
Chief Norman Bone of Keeseekoowenin sat in the sharing circles and shared some of the history of Keeseekoowenin. Councillor Bradley Burns was also in attendance. It was a great two days of sharing and ceremonies for the men. There will be upcoming Men’s Gatherings in other nations, this will give other men from other nations an opportunity to learn and participate in their cultural way of life. It was a great two days in Keeseekoowenin for the men.
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FNT2T (First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory)
Last modified: July 30, 2021