Creative Circle part of Indigenous wholistic healthcare – Wellington Advertiser

July 27, 2023

FERGUS – Indigenous people create crafts such as dream catchers, medicine bags and beaded earrings during Creative Circles here every other week.

It’s one piece of the wholistic healing offered by Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC).

Creative Circle organizer and SOAHAC case manager Melissa Hatt said it’s a small social gathering where people of all ages can make something they’re proud of.

It’s a chance to access community and culture while developing new skills.

Hatt said “coming together in a circle to do these crafts” supports people’s physical, spiritual, emotional and mental health.

“You see the impact on individuals when they’re forming these relationships and developing strengths or a  sense of pride in whatever it is they are creating,” Hatt said.

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