Take some time for you, to reflect, relax and rejuvenate with other women. Through traditional medicinal teas, the sharing of stories and laughter, and time to reflect on what nourishes your Spirit; you will return home renewed and strengthened.
Learn new ways to bring balance into your life, to connect to nature and to your inner strength/Spirit. The experience will be a mixture of group activities, listening, quiet time, Ceremonies, learning and sharing with each other.
Program Cost:$360 ($215 tuition+$145 meals/accommodations)
Local Price:$266 (program cost without overnight, without breakfast)
Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program
Lottie Mae Johnson
Lottie Mae Johnson from Eskasoni First Nations is a Traditional Teacher with Journey of Healing, working for NADACA (Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselling Association).
Lottie, a survivor of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, was selected to sit as a member on the Indian Residential School Survivor Committee with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on July 15, 2009. She attends meetings with the TRC in the planning of the seven of the Nation Events in Canada to take place over the next few years.
It is Lottie’s hope to help bring about healing through empowering others by her past experiences and teachings. Lottie has done workshops on Native Depression, Dreams, Dream Catcher workshops, Seven Sacred Teachings, Ceremony of Life, Talking Circles 101 and Residential School presentations.
Judy Googoo never visited a hospital while growing up in Baddeck and Wagmatcook. All her medicines were prepared by her mother and grandmother and passed on over time. Judy is an Elder who has been studying and cataloguing medicines from this region infusing her own experiences and practices with traditional knowledge.
Judy is also an artist and makes jewelry which she sells at her log cabin shop on the reserve. She owns a variety of businesses and raises a wide assortment of animals including love birds, turkeys, goats and horses in her home in Wagmatcook.
Judy is also a Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator at Tatamagouche Centre.