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Together in Spirit: Medicine Ties
February 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Painting by Martha Pedoniquotte
Join the Tri Regions of Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls and Western Ontario Waterways Right Relations event:
Together in Spirit: Medicine Ties
Stories and teachings of how tobacco ties are used to enhance relationship
Thursday, February 24, 2022, 7:00-8:30 PM on Zoom
(Conference call available for those who do not have video)
Tobacco is a spiritual medicine in Indigenous tradition,
and is offered when making a request for assistance or wisdom.
Join with Ishkoodeh Kwe Sheila Robson, Neyaashinigming, Cape Croker United Church (For Sheila Robson’s bio, see below)
and Joyce Johnston, Minister, Neyaashiinigmiing, Cape Croker United Church
as they guide us through the traditional wisdom and practices of making and giving tobacco ties.
If you wish to make a tobacco tie during this session, bring a piece of broadcloth or another type of cloth, scissors and tobacco. Thin ribbon is optional.
Register in advance for Together in Spirit: Medicine Ties
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Registration costs covered by Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls and Western Ontario Waterways Regional Councils
For more information, contact Thérèse Samuel firstname.lastname@example.org
Ishkoodeh Kwe (Fire Woman)
Boozhoo, Ahnee kinawaaya! Shkoodeh Kwe n’dizhnikaz. Mkwa miinwaa Mzhiikenh Dodem, Neyaashiinigmiing miinwaa Moraviantown doonjibaa.
Hi everyone I’m Sheila. I’m the one who lights your Inner Fire. I’m Bear Clan on my Father’s side and Turtle Clan on my Mother’s Side. I was raised and currently live at Neyaashiinigmiing which translates to piece of land surrounded by three sides of Water. My Mother’s homeland is Moraviantown Reserve, near Chatham Ontario and that’s where I was born. I grew up in Ojibway Territory and I acknowledge my Lenape/ Delaware Lineage.
I am a Mother, Daughter, Sister, Auntie and Grandmother. I am also a Ceremonial Ogitchitaa Kwe, Sundancer, Sweat Lodge Conductor, Many Bundle Caretaker, Medicine Gatherer and Maker of teas and minigan (salves). I provide teachings to whoever wants to learn, they just have to ask. I also teach Drumming and Singing, and assist in healings to anyone who wants to heal from their traumas using our culture as the main tool. I’m also a great listener! I have worked with people of all ages, facilitating workshops, going into schools and having been invited to participate and travel with my Nookmis to many gatherings.
My training began under the wings of many Grandmothers, Grandfathers and Healers over 20 years ago, beginning with my own. It was the ugliest yet most beautiful Life experience I’ve ever had to go through and continue to do so whenever the opportunity arises. It’s not easy to open your heart to heal the childhood and ancestral trauma we carry as Indigenous peoples, however it so definitely worth it! I’m so very grateful to the guidance of everyone who has crossed my path and taught me something about myself and for taking the time to help me on this amazing journey. This is when my life changed forever. I embraced it and never looked back!
I’m a helper to the Elders, a support to our youth as well as community as a whole with a 24 hr. Community Fire Drop In called, “I Love ❤️ You No Matter What.” Here we offer up prayers, food, our kind presence and backpacks to our youth or anyone who may need a little help with supplies.
I’m also very crafty, I love to sew, and create my dreams and visions to make them into a reality. I’m a board member of Earth Song Alliance. I have a passion and love for the healing with our one true Mother and of all the medicine she grows and nourishes, including her children. The Waters that flow upon our Mother is like the Blood that fIows within our Veins! I believe we all have a part in raising her vibration and helping each other to be those amazing human beings that our One Infinite Creator intended us to be! Together in Unity.
In love, light and peace ~ Ishkoodeh