Join us on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation for the next edition of Wisdom Weavers with Traditional Healer Peter Wynne
On September 30th, the Wisdom Weavers Storytelling & Traditional Teachings series continues with our next Storyteller, Traditional Healer Peter Wynne. Peter is Swampy Cree from the Loon Clan and works as a Healer full-time at Anishnawbe Health Toronto. Peter was identified as being gifted at an early age and began his healing work during the 1980s. He is a Pipe Carrier, Sweat Lodge and Shake Tent conductor. Peter Wynne has been called upon by many individuals, communities, and medical facilities to assist others with his healing gifts.
Join us September 30th at 12:00 p.m. on Facebook.com/anishnawbe for this instalment of Wisdom Weavers, and catch-up on past Wisdom Weavers Traditional teachings visit bit.ly/WisdomWeavers.
Coming up soon: TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge
Anishnawbe Health is racing into its third year of participating in The TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge and it is coming up fast! The race and Challenge – previously known as the Scotiabank Marathon - is in-person and virtual this year. The virtual race or walk can be completed on your own timeline between September 16th to October 16th and the in-person event is taking place on October 16th.
To date, $5,500 of our $25,000 goal has been raised in support of health and healing for the Indigenous community in Toronto. Help us reach our goal! Run, walk, or donate to offer your support. You can create your own team, join our team, or donate and share the charity challenge with family and friends.
Eager to fundraise but not sure where to start? Check out these tips from one of our donors. If you have any questions, please contact Angel at email@example.com or call 416-657-0379 x 233.
Wear Orange on September 30th and Support Anishnawbe Health
Our friends at Old's Cool General Store are once again supporting Anishnawbe Health Foundation (AHF) by selling Orange Shirt Day T-shirts for the fifth year in a row. The t-shirts are designed by Ojibwe artist Roxanne Thibault and this year’s theme is “Hope and Healing.” Each bead in the beadwork design represents a child who went to Residential School.
Shirts are $25+HST with a portion of all t-shirt sales donated to AHF. To order a shirt, visit the store at 250 Westlake Ave, place your order online at oldscoolgeneralstore.square.site/s/shop or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Order by September 15th to receive your shirt in time for September 30th.
To learn more about Old’s Cool General Store and all the work they do in the community, follow them at Facebook and Instagram.com/oldscoolgeneralstore
To learn more about Orange Shirt Day visit Orangeshirtday.org
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day
August 31st is dedicated to raising awareness about the devastating impact of the ongoing opioid poisoning nation-wide and to helping reduce stigma and discrimination against people who use drugs.
The fentanyl overdose crisis continues to disproportionately affect the Indigenous community. At Anishnawbe Health Toronto, the Rapid Access Addiction Medicine program (RAAM) is critical to the care of Indigenous people who are reliant on contaminated street drugs and those who are alcohol dependent. The program has a multidisciplinary team of addiction counsellors, social and outreach workers, nurses, physicians, group facilitators, and traditional healers to support clients. In the past year after a significant increase in demand for the program during the pandemic, a first of its kind Mobile RAAM unit was added to see clients in the community. Community members are assured of a no barrier service.
For more information, visit aht.ca/service/substance-abuse-supports/
Calling all Sweetgrass Monthly Giving Circle Donors
We appreciate your monthly gift, and in the spirit of reciprocity we invite our monthly donors to participate in the Sweetgrass Reading Circle, an event exclusive to our community of monthly gift givers.
The Sweetgrass Reading Circle is a free, quarterly gathering dedicated to discussing the thematic elements of books by Indigenous authors to foster learning and understanding of Indigenous resilience, cultures, and ultimately, truth and reconciliation.
Our next Circle meets September 27th from 12-1 p.m. and our book pick this quarter is Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance by Jesse Wente. Unreconciled untangles the lies and myths between Indigenous and settler people, with intent to build new and healthier relations moving forwards.
Monthly donors can register HERE
Interested in this event but not a monthly donor? Become a member of the Sweetgrass Circle HERE or contact email@example.com for more information.