Click Here: 2019 Opikihiwawin Calendar of Activities May June
To respond to the needs of Aboriginal adoptees and foster people in all stages of their lives by providing cultural education, supports and advocacy.
We believe that it is every Aboriginal adoptee and foster person’s inherent right to know and experience their culture. Our cultural programs create a positive sense of identity and belonging and help adoptees and foster people build relationships in the Aboriginal community.
Cultural Supports we offer:
- Art Classes
- Anishinaabe Language Classes (adult and youth)
- Educational Forums for Adults
- Activities for Families
- Medicine Picking
- Feasts, Gatherings and Ceremonies
- Drumming and singing
- Annual Cultural Retreat
- Hoop Dancing Classes
- Pow wow Dancing Classes
- Beadwork and Outfit-Making Classes
- Cultural Teachings
- Pow wow Nights
- Aboriginal Community and Cultural Events
- Elder Visits
- Adoption Ceremonies
- Counselling services
- Annual Community Pow wow
Performances in the Community
As well, we offer performances by Opikihiwawin dancers and drummers at community events and celebrations.