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Culture is Wellness

Updated: May 8



Thunder Bay, ON – The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is celebrating our first “Culture is Wellness” week in support of Mental Health Week. May 2nd to 8th, 2022, ONWA is hosting a series of daily virtual gatherings in support of good mental health. ONWA is committed to the wholistic wellness of Indigenous women, families, and communities. If you are interested in participating, register now using the links provided below or watch live on ONWA’s Facebook.


Full listing of events and registration links to participate:


Culture is Wellness Kick off

Guest speakers: Dr. Christopher Mushquash, Tina Armstrong, and Traditional Healer Al Hunter

Monday May 2, 2022, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Register to attend Zoom: https://bit.ly/3LhjkUO

Watch the Facebook recording (video archive): https://fb.watch/cLZWTbZ9s0/


Medicine Walk

Virtual Mushkiki (Medicine Walk) with Audrey DeRoy, ONWA Land Based Coordinator

Tuesday May 3, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Register to attend Zoom: https://bit.ly/3xS6IQq

Watch the Facebook recording (video archive): https://fb.watch/cNdDUS-9_l/


Sharing Circle with Joe Hunter

Wednesday May 4, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Register to attend Zoom: https://bit.ly/3vKTlP2

*Please note this event will not be livestreamed.


Storytelling with Tyler Anderson

Virtual evening with TikTok influencer and Cree storyteller Tyler Anderson

Thursday May 5, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Register to attend Zoom: https://bit.ly/3ENRdKM

Watch the Facebook recording (video archive): https://fb.watch/cQa9AA2Mcz/


Entertainment Night with Todd Genno, music by Classic Roots

Virtual night of Celebrating community with Entertainer Todd Genno with musical performance by Classic Roots (Joshua DePerry).

Friday May 6, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Register to attend Zoom: https://bit.ly/3Lg8COu

Watch the Facebook recording (video archive): https://fb.watch/cRubYdWC7g/


Woodland Art with Joshua LeClair

Saturday May 7, 2022, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Register to attend Zoom: https://bit.ly/393ERCb

Watch the Facebook recording (video archive): https://fb.watch/cSz6PdWP_r/


The first 25 registrants will receive workshop kits with all supplies provided. If you qualify as part of the first 25, you will be contacted using the email you register with. All other registrants will be responsible for providing their own supplies.


Supply list: 7 colours (including 1 black, 1 white), 1 12x12 inch canvas, and 1-2 paintbrush(es)


Mother’s Day Tea & Bakwezhigan

Honoring women with tea and baked bannock.

Sunday May 8, 2022, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Register to attend Zoom: https://bit.ly/3kcS5Pk

Watch the Facebook recording (video archive): https://fb.watch/cTQ5w4O3R5/



For more information:

Andre Morriseau, Communications Manager

Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)

Email: amorriseau@onwa.ca

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