“Bringing Spirits Together in a Good Way”

June 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2021

Youth Odena, “Bringing Spirits Together in a Good Way”

Bringing Spirits Together in a Good Way is a collaborative project led by Youth Odena to increase reconciliatory relationships, increase access to safer cultural spaces, and deepen understanding of ceremony as it relates to concepts of worldview, time, space, and the universe. This Laidlaw Foundation funded project will bring together multiple mainstream and Indigenous child and youth organizations, including child welfare, education, and social services. BSTGW seeks the help of culture and ceremonies to broaden our awareness, heal traumas, and create meaningful relationships with multiple communities.

Youth Odena


“The sixth moon of Creation is Strawberry Moon. The medicine of the strawberry is reconciliation. It was during this moon cycle that communities usually held their annual feasts, welcoming everyone home, regardless of their differences over the past year, letting go of judgment and/or self righteousness. The strawberry is the first berry to ripen it is thought to be a good medicine for the heart and the teeth.”

(Retrieved from Thirteen Moon Curriculum, Ontario Native Literacy Coalition, 2010, pg 10.)

Video Activities

Introduction by RHW GIS technician Jenilee Neveau

Click the video below to learn from our RHW staff.  Activity instructions are provided in the video clips for your activity.

DAY 1 June 4th, 2021

DAY 2 June 5th, 2021

DAY 3 June 6th, 2021

Activity instructions provided at the end of the second clip.

This program is brought to the youth by Youth Odena, in partnership with Robinson Huron Waawindamaagewin and Larimar Homes Inc. and sponsored by the Laidlaw Foundation and CatalystsX/Northern Lights Collaborative