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Indigenous Approaches to Grief and Loss
Come join this webinar to deepen your understanding of grief faced by Indigenous peoples historically to the present, how Indigenous peoples cope, and holistic strategies to help those who are grieving and suffering loss.
Please join me in learning about "the work I have done to create an Indigenous bereavement group in KW, as well as work with other grief circles in the region. Then I will relate some traditional teachings about life and death on the medicine wheel, and how I was taught to honour myself in grief and to especially honour those loved ones who have passed. I will identify that Indigenous peoples carry different forms of grief and loss and how we can tend to those through our traditional ways, our ceremonies and every day living."
~ Mary Anne Caibaiosai

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $30

This course is being offered at a reduced rate thanks to support from Employment Ontario, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

When ASL interpretation is required, please indicate the preference in the registration form. The incorporation of ASL interpreters will depend on availability.

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Dec 14, 2022 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Mary Anne Caibaiosai
BFNAC, MSW, RSW, PhD Candidate
Mary Anne Caibaiosai is Ojibwe-Anishinaabekwe Bear Clan from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, Manitoulin Island, Ontario who carries & shares teachings from Anishinaabe Elders and knowledge holders. Mary Anne applies these cultural understandings in her role as community helper, circle facilitator & teacher. In addition to these roles, Mary Anne is called on to open gatherings & events with prayers, and provides mental-health counselling & spiritual support in her ceremonial community. Mary Anne is currently a PhD Candidate in the Indigenous Studies Program at Trent University, Nogojiwanong where she is completing her doctoral thesis while offering support to the First Peoples House of Learning. She holds a Master of Social Work from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of First Nations and Aboriginal Counselling degree from Brandon University.