February Storytelling Series: A Good Mind

As we settle into the winter, Indigenous Peoples remember to take the time to slow down, and allow the Earth to rest. During this time, we often share stories to pass down Indigenous knowledge’s that our ancestors left for us. As we continue this storytelling series, we turn our focus to Mental Well-being and a Good Mind. With Indigenous communities across Turtle Island experiencing increased struggles with mental well-being and depression, the featured Elders and Knowledge Keepers bring their stories of coping to assist in these tumultuous times. Each Knowledge Keeper brings their own Nations’ stories and protocols to share the importance of looking to the teachings left to us by the ancestors for comfort and continuance.

This event takes place over three days between 4pm-5:30pm. Register for all three in the link provided.

Event is free and open to everyone. This event may or may not be recorded depending on the speaker.

February 24, 4–5:30pm

Myrna Kicknosway

Myrna Kicknosway is from Walpole Island, Bkejwanong Territory. Her life journey and personal healing has provided her with an ever-expanding appreciation of the knowledge of Indigenous Cultures, Traditions, and growth as Human Beings and unique members of our kind Creator’s family.
February 25, 4–5:30pm

Carol Hopkins

Dr. Carol Hopkins is the executive director of the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation and is of the Lenape Nation at Moraviantown. Carol has spent
more than 20 years in the field of First Nations addictions and mental health and well-being.
February 26, 4–5:30pm

Diane Hill

Diane Hill (Katsitsawaks), a member of the Mohawk Nation, Bear clan from the Six Nations will offer a story from her Haudenosaunee culture about healing and how it inspired her to set up the Quantum Energy Healing Program, Fostering Emergence of the Good Mind.