People’s spirits connect’: Hundreds of First Nations survivors take part in new healing gathering – CTV News

Feb. 27, 2023

Hundreds of First Nation survivors came together on Monday intending to heal past trauma.

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) hosted its first annual healing gathering at the RBC Convention Centre called “Mino-si-toon Wichozani” which means “Putting things right” and “Healing.”

The free two-day event included various panels and discussions on topics like reclaiming traditional practices and navigating government systems. Participants could also attend workshops like medicine doll making or beading.

Martina Fisher was one of many speakers at the event. She’s a day school survivor and now the SCO’s residential school liaison.

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