Facilitator’s Training for the Butterfly Lodge Teachings

No cost – Training provided in exchange for the commitment and dedication of professionals to address the issue of exploitation in their communities.

Session: November 26 – 29, 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Metis Club
406 McGregor Street Winnipeg, MB

Facilitator’s Training for the Butterfly Lodge Teachings is available for people who work with children and youth in a variety of settings including schools, drop-in centers, residential facilities, agencies and community organizations. The Kapaapako Miikiwaap Lodge Teachings represents a culturally sensitive resource/curriculum focused on preventing the sexual exploitation of children and youth. Myra Laramee, along with community members, educators, organizations, traditional teachers and Elders worked collaboratively to develop this unique resource. The inherent right to the “Good Life” has been pre-empted for many Aboriginal families. The “Good Life” as known by our ancestors has been threatened and in many cases replaced with a life style that promotes and supports the actual exploitation of children and youth.

The impetus to develop a strategy for the education, prevention and intervention of school age children stems from this realization and is what underlies the foundation of the Lodge Teachings and the work that will come from its creation. The work that is required to provide children and youth with a good sense of their individual gifts means that we must:

  • Reduce harm to children and youth from the impact of sexual exploitation,
  • Create possibilities for healing the wounds of sexual exploitation,
  • Restore balance to the self, family and community,
  • Rebuild healthier communities to once again provide children and youth with the “Good Life”.

The following experiences and knowledge are beneficial to have prior to taking this training:

  • Experience and knowledge about sexual exploitation through the sex trade.
  • Previous intervention / prevention work.
  • Teaching, group facilitation, or trainer experience.

To register for Winnipeg session please contact:
Cheryl Lynch, Administrative Assistant
TERF – New Directions
400-491 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E4
Or Fax: (204) 772-7069

Registration Deadline to receive Vision and reading list – November 21, 2013


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