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Stories in this category are focused on reconnecting participants to a strong sense of self through spiritual practices, traditional ceremonies, relearning language and traditions, and understanding history, which can all be used to promote healing from past traumas. Stories include experiences at all stages and ages of life and are focused on reclaiming knowledge that has been lost or suppressed due to the history of colonization.
Wiingashk Alternative Secondary School is located at N’Amerind Friendship Centre in London. This program offers urban Indigenous students a culture-based education that balances the secondary school curriculum with wholistic, culturally relevant educational approaches.
Meeka is a well-known teacher of education, healing, and Inuit culture. She started teaching children in 1971, and moved onto adult education at Nunavut Arctic College for 18 years. Meeka believes that elder knowledge from experience is necessary have a foundation for living an Inuit life as our ancestor did. She hopes that healing and education from Inuit go a long way.