Monday, June 10, 2013

Circle of Life Gathering: June 25, 26,2013

Two Days dedicated to preserving life from suicide
Everyone WELCOME to this OPEN event.
Day One: 8:30 a.m. Living through Traditional Teachings. Best practices for
suicide prevention.
Day Two: 8:30 a.m. Sharing the Lives of Our loves passed. Keeping their
Memories alive by sharing about them. Keeping them Alive.
Open Sharing Circle. Everyone encouraged to participate.
Feast – Give-a-Way Ceremony.
“Stick Around, We Love You, You Make a Difference.”
Information & Craft Booths Welcome. No Fees
If you would like to take part or be a speaker or helper;
Please call Sasha at 204-940-4240 or Steve at 204-470-5207.
A partial cost recovery event. Donations appreciated.
Thunderbird House
Circle of Life Gathering:
Keep Them Alive
Survivors of Suicide Sharing Their Loved Ones


June 25, 26, 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Elders, Speakers, Helpers: David Blacksmith (Cross
Lake Elder, Sundance Chief), Barbara Nepinak (Elder),
Clarence Nepinak (Elder), Ron Indian Mandamin (Shoal
Lake Midewiwin Teacher) Helga Cheesequay, Cynthia
Robinson Halcrow (Survivor), Deloris Spence (Cross
Lake), Chickadee Richards (Sandy Bay Elder), Mitch
Bourbonnier, Gladys Marinko, Cheryl James (Roseau
River), Jessica Burton (SPEAK-Klinic), Sheryl Blacksmith
(Swan Lake), Don Courchene (Sagkeeng), Allie
Turnock (Compassionate Friends), Tammy Chistensen
(Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad), Kevin Kipling
(MNFERC), Cliff Starr (Sagkeeng), Bertha Fontaine
(Native Addictions Council of Manitoba), Wab Kinew,
Jackie Traverse, More to be announced.
"How To Save A Life"
Step one – you say, "We need to talk."
He walks, you say, "Sit down. It's just a talk."
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
And you begin to wonder why you came
Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

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