As the facilitator dresses two life size mannequins with the Nakoda Sioux style traditional dresses, she integrates storytelling within cultural pedagogy. Workshop themes include historical impacts of settlement, intergenerational trauma, language and communication, beadwork and traditional dress regalia origins, song and dance, rites of passage, addictions, suicide, MMIWG, healthy relationships and parenting, grief, trauma and loss, and wellness.
Participants will have a choice of creating miniature dolls or participating in art therapy through the colouring book she has created to accompany the workshop.
This workshop won the 2019 Mark Amy Award from Nechi Institute for Excellence in the Trainer of Trainer Program, where this workshop was further enhanced. This workshop is also being showcased as a Documentary called My Blood Memory is Couture which was completed with a grant by Telus StoryHive along in collaboration with Indicity. This documentary aired fall 2019.
Hosted as part of Truth and Reconcilliation Week (September 26 to 30)
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR | TERESA SNOW
Teresa is a Certified Life Skills Coach and a Certified Trauma Counselor, who is Nakoda from Morley, AB. Her two traditional names are: Pretty Eagle Woman and Minithni Wiya(Cold Water Woman) Her scholastic achievements include; Criminology from Mount Royal University, Women’s Crisis Counseling Certificate (from Portage College), Community Addictions Training (CAT), Advanced Community Training (ACT) Trainer of Trainer (TOT) (from Nechi Institute), Certified Life skills Coach, Danger Assessment Training, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Incident Command System Training, Family Group Conference and many more. As well, she delivers workshops on Grief and Loss, Healthy Families and Traditional Parenting. She is a knowledge keeper of traditional teachings as well as an avid seamstress/beadwork artist/presenter. She worked as an off-site contract Trainer for Nechi Institute. She recently received her Level 1 Reiki Training.