Perspective: Returning to my spiritual roots

by Julie B. I’m an urban Aboriginal person who was raised by a single mother of European descent. Although I did beadwork and occasionally went to powwows, I didn’t subscribe to − and was never really exposed to − any traditional Anishinaabe cultural practices or...

Aboriginal Healing Methods: Breaking the Cycle

by Christine Smillie-Adjarkwa Most of the problems that have led to high rates of alcohol and substance abuse among Aboriginal people are generational; problems set in motion several generations ago and unknowingly inherited by descendants. Consequently, emotional and...

Video: The Four Seasons of Recovery

We participate in a cycle of seasons. Every four years when it looks like everything has turned to crap, it really hasn’t. It’s part of the natural growth process for each of us to go through a winter season. One season is not better or worse than the...

Perspective: Something on the Inside

by Joe S. I am First Nations of the Algonquin Wolf Lake Band.  I am very proud of my heritage. This is the first part of spirituality – being proud of where I came from and of who I am. Another big part to me is that 2000 years ago a Man came to earth and He taught us...

Innate Knowledge

by Don Coyhis God made the universe in a way that didn’t leave things to be a secret. Everything is either in harmony or out of harmony with the principles, laws and values of natural law. For example, inside a salmon he wrote a blueprint. Every salmon knows how...