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Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services to host an Elders Gathering – Anishinabek News

NIIJAANSINAANIK CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES HEAD OFFICE – Niijaansinaanik will host an Elders Gathering at Henvey Inlet First Nation Traditional Grounds on July 25 – 27, 2023. All ages, Elders, helpers, child/youth well-being workers, community members, allies, and vendors are invited to register online. The theme is “Gdashminaanaan gnijaansinaanig jijaagwaanan – Feeding our Children’s Spirits”.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Cindy Blackstock – BA, MM, MJ, Ph.D., Executive Director for the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. member of Gitxsan First Nation
  • Isadore Day – Founder/CEO, Bimaadzwin, member of Serpent River First Nation
  • Clarence White Sr. – Cultural Coordinator, Abinooji Anishinaabe Family Services, member of Naotkamegwanning First Nation.
  • Dr. Kathy Absolon – Director, Centre for Indigegogy Professor, Indigenous Field of Study Faculty of Social Work (Kitchener Campus) Wilfrid Laurier University, member of Flying Post First Nation

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