Create a home for them’: Indigenous-led healing village in Manitoba closer to reality – CBC

Indigenous elders welcome about 50 volunteers to help clear the land for ceremony and construction

Aug 09, 2021

Six years after the work to develop and build a place where women can heal from trauma, addiction and sexual violence started, the Clan Mothers are inching closer to putting their plans into action.

The grassroots organization of Indigenous elders and volunteers, are building an Indigenous-led solution called the Healing Village and Knowledge Centre. It will be built on 50 hectares of land north of Winnipeg, gifted from the Réseau Compassion Network, a charitable organization formerly known as the Catholic Health Corporation.

Volunteers came to help clear the land on Sunday, sweeping debris off of the beaches, cutting down dead trees and scrubbing out old buildings. They also helped raise a teepee in preparation for a Moon Dance to be held at the site later this month.

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