HORSE DANCE CEREMONY
Sept 1,2, 3 2020
Stoney Cultural Grounds
We were blessed with the company of our friends and relations and the gift of the Horse Dance. The days marked the beginning of many new relationships and the strengthening of old ones too. We look forward to doing it again next year!
The spirit of sharing, cooperating, accommodating and helping was evident everywhere. Being open to the teachings being gifted to us over these days continues to provide us with much food for thought. We are so grateful to the people, groups and businesses that made this gathering possible.
MOUNTAIN VIEW MOCCASIN HOUSE WELCOMES YOU
Oki. Tansi. Tanishi. Abawastet. Dane the. Edlanete. Neeah. Anin. Da ni t'a da.
UPCOMING AND CURRENT PROGRAMMING
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The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
Westbrook Counselling Services
Westbrook Counselling Services is a private counselling practice designed to meet the needs of families living in the Cochrane area. At Westbrook Counselling, we welcome individuals, couples, families, children, teens, adults, and seniors. Appointments are typically 50 minutes in length. Fees for counselling are $180 per session payable at the end of each session. Westbrook Counselling Services supports graduate students by providing practicum placements and intensive supervision. Counselling sessions with counsellors in training are offered at a reduced fee of $80 per session. For your convenience, we accept cash, debit cards, visa, and master card. Many people have health insurance plans or extended health benefits to cover the cost of sessions.
Our counsellors are also providers for several Employee Assistance Programs. Joanne is an approved therapist for Health Canada’s Indigenous Services.
Westbrook Counselling Services was established by Joanne Burns, a Registered Psychologist. Thanks to the support of the folks living in the Cochrane area, Joanne has been able to expand Westbrook Counselling Services and she is pleased to introduce the team at Westbrook: Erin Butters, Jayla Schmidt, Tina Virjee, Erica Ford, Eric Kang, Celina Burns, and Stettler Burns.
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NEWS AND EVENTS
At the Mountain View Moccasin House
At Mountain View Moccasin House, we are constantly brewing up something new and exciting. Whether its events and performances or announcing new updates and additions to our center, there is always something new to discover at Mountain View Moccasin House. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter or follow us on social media to be the first to know about upcoming events and opportunities.
We are now a registered Society! Next step, grant applications, and team building.
The MVMH is a key asset in addressing reconciliation for Canada and her Indigenous peoples. The not-for-profit organization welcomes all Two-Leggeds and aims to have no strangers.
MVMH will work towards bridging community and sharing teachings from all cultures about the “original teachings on how to live” (Krishane, 2018, as cited in CBC Indigenous, 2018).
By creating relationships between Indigenous, non-Indigenous, and Settler peoples, the MVMH hopes to foster understanding, create corrective relationships, and develop reciprocal relations centered around cultural teachings and traditional practices.
MVMH Vision Board
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) 94 Calls to Action
In 2012, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was established to research the effects of residential schools. In 2015, the TRC released the 94 Calls to Action. The 94 Calls to Action are meant to guide all levels of government and citizens on appropriate actions towards reconciliation. The MVMH will focus on many Calls to Action that are listed within TRC and depending on the sector of society, the Calls of Action will be adjusted and include the Calls of Action that are dedicated to each sector.
Our Mission Statement
“to provide and promote culturally based programs, supports, networking and activities through increasing awareness of Indigenous knowledge systems; sharing Indigenous ways of knowing will increase the personal well-being and pride for members of Mountain View County. The society aims to present teachings through a wholistic and traditional approach. The events and workshops offered through MVMH are meant to enhance relationships between Indigenous, Settler, and non-Indigenous peoples. The overall mission of the MVMH is to actively work towards the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)'s recommended 94 Calls to Action.”
MVMH partners with Olds College
The Mountain View Moccasin House is honoured to partner with Olds College Indigenous Services. Through this partnership we aim to provide education and activities that foster strong community connections.
The MVMH will be operating programs, classes and workshops out of the Olds College Indigenous Centre located in the Library.
Elders & Community
Elders are expert knowledge keepers and they will be invited to the center multiple times a week.
The MVMH will host workshops and lessons that offer opportunities for deep learning where students of all ages can make meaningful connections to their environment and surroundings.
We are expecting guests from all ages and all cultures to attend the facility. We are estimating and hope to have at least 2000 visitors and guests in our first year.
National People Indigenous Day
Come celebrate with us!
Planning for this event has begun. Please contact us if you would like to become a vendor! Reach out if you have any questions or you would like to join the planning committee. ALL 2 LEGGEDS' WELCOME!
Indigenous Dance Lessons!
We are proud to partner with Marissa Mitsuing and the Red Deer Aboriginal Dance troop! Connect with us and pre-register for upcoming lessons!
Championship Powwow Competition
We plan to host a Championship Competition Powwow here in Olds. An event like this will bring in thousands of people from all directions to our community; families from across North America will attend. This will be a great time to showcase our community and honour our students and our multicultural background.
PROGRAMS, CLASSES AND SERVICES
For Youth and Adults
Moccasin Making Course
See What We Have to Offer
Coming Soon to MVMH...
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Circles for Reconciliation Course
At the Olds College Library Gathering Room
LINK TO REGISTER
The aim of Circles For Reconciliation is to establish trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples as part of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This is an 8 week course that runs every Monday at 7:00-8:30 pm starting on Monday February 3rd, 2020.
Dream Catcher Workshop
Drop-in on your time!
Indigenous Services and Student Health & Wellness here at Olds College would like to assist you in your effort to realize your dreams through post-secondary education. Every Wednesday for the next 4 weeks – January 15, 22, 29 and February 5 – all students are invited to come to the Indigenous Gathering Room (LRC 806) anytime between 2 and 7 pm (workshops will end at 8 pm) and make your own Dream Catcher. All materials and instruction is offered to students FREE OF CHARGE. The public is welcome to participate at anytime, for a $25 fee.
We know you are busy and it can be difficult to attend an event scheduled for an hour or an hour and a half on a specific day. So we are offering four different days when students are invited to drop in anytime it works for them between 2 and 7 pm. Come and check it out and create your own Dream Catcher!
Youth Programs and Activities
The Mountain View Moccasin House hopes to start collaborating with middle and high-schools in the new year and the society is planning to host a variety of youth events throughout the year. Considering the fastest growing demographic of the Canadian Indigenous population is important for this project because in the year 2025, 400,000 Indigenous youth will be turning 18 and entering the workforce (York Education, 2012).
See What We Have to Offer
Join us and lean the art of glass beadwork. Sessions from 2-7 pm. The lesson includes all supplies and is a $20 one time fee.
Activities for Everyone to Enjoy
You’re never too old or too young for Arts & Crafts. Our vetted instructors have years of experience and are eager to share their knowledge with you in private or group lessons. Charlene Michalko will be instructing the course and you may pre-register to save yourself a spot. For more information regarding our programs or anything related to Arts & Crafts, please get in touch today.
Ribbon Skirts & Shirts
Stop by Our Center
Our spring sewing session offers learners the choice between a ribbon skirt or a ribbon shirt. Learners will be provided all supplies and the teachings will be done by a local Elder. Contact us now to pre-register for this upcoming class.
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