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Caring for Mother Earth Workshop
October 5, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
Join Lynda and Lyne from the Caring for Mother Earth Project to participate in a personal care product workshop.
Participants are provided with a hands-on workshop about personal care products as it relates to elements of the medicine wheel (AIR, FIRE, EARTH, WATER) and grandfather teachings.
Information on types of chemicals to avoid in personal care products are discussed along with healthier alternatives. The workshop can also include a recipe making component for cedar foot soaks or bath bombs.
Participants also receive an educational wallet card about personal care products as it relates to the medicine wheel.
Discussion about rites of passage for both male and female, and other topics from the grandmother bag workshop can be integrated into this workshop as well to increase self esteem and resiliency.
The Caring for Mother Earth Project is a collaboration between the Anishinabek Nation and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. The project aims to engage service providers, parents and the general public on the topics of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) prevention, children’s environmental, maternal and child health while integrating cultural teachings. The project provides an opportunity to create cultural awareness and sensitivity.