Thursday July 21, 2016– Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society Presents Policy Baby The Journey of Rita/Bev at Native Child and Family Services, 30 College St. Doors open at 6:30pm, Event starts 7pm Tickets $20 in advance $25 at the door Proceeds go to the Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society Initiatives.
Beverley Jones (birth name: Rita Bone) is an Ojibway, Adoptee from Keeseekoowenin First Nation. At 2 months of age (May 1956) she was apprehended & placed in a Caucasian foster home in a small town in southern Manitoba where she remained for first five and 1⁄2 years of her life.
In Canada it is estimated that over 20,000 Aboriginal children, now adults were disconnected from their families. In Policy Baby Beverley tells the story of two cultures, two histories & how she threaded a pathway to healing cross extremely unstable ground.
Thunder Woman Healing Lodge
Mandate: To establish a residential Healing Lodge for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis women who are in conflict with the law and for those who have survived intergenerational trauma. To provide cultural support, traditional knowledge and resources for the advancement of wholeness and balance. To empower First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Women to take their honoured place within their community and culture.
For information contact Patti Pettigrew 647-228-5402 Or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
“The woman is the foundation on which Nations are built. She is the heart of her Nation. If that heart is weak the people are weak. If her heart is strong and hermind is clear then the Nation is strong and knows its purpose. The woman is the centre of everything.”
Art Solomon (Ojibwe), “Kesheyanakwan” (Fast Moving Cloud),