Indigenous healing room opens in pediatric unit at Michael Garron Hospital – CBC

Room is painted with 7 Grandfather teachings and medicine wheel

Oct 11, 2018

Michael Garron Hospital in east Toronto has turned a room in the pediatric unit into an Indigenous healing room with help from members of its Aboriginal Healing Program.

Over the summer, the members painted the room’s walls with spirit animals, the seven grandfather teachings and a medicine wheel.

Elder Little Brown Bear, who is Mé​tis, runs the Aboriginal Healing Program and was recently made manager of Indigenous Culture for the hospital, formerly named Toronto East General.

About 1.5 per cent of people in the hospital’s catchment area identify as Indigenous, a slightly higher rate than the city overall.

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