Restoring the Circle Maandigeh

(Mon-deh-geh – The Gathering)

September 28 - 30, 2009

at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre, Owen Sound

This three day conference will look at how negative past experiences of racism, assumptions and biases, negative stereotypes and cultural beliefs affect our present health and well-being, and how we can work together as a community to restore health and bring all peoples together.  It will include workshops and teachings from respected presenters and leaders from all nations, with a focus on Justice, Education, Culture, Health and Healing and the development of community reconciliation practices to:

·        Begin the process of healing in our communities

·        Increase knowledge and understanding of aboriginal culture and spirituality

·        Build and foster relationships between individuals, community groups and service providers of all cultures.

·        Address the issues of abuse, addictions and disrupted family relationships.

·        Break down barriers and address racism and discrimination within the broader community.

·        Find next steps to move us forward.


Contact us: Tina McDougall, R.N. Maandigeh Chair Chippewas of Nawash Health Centre or

65 Sydney Bay Road Cape Croker First Nation, Ontario



Angela Ashkewe Maandigeh Coordinator

380 9th St E Owen Sound ON N5K 1P1

519 376 1560 ext. 112   519 376 5458 fax


 Registration Form for Maandigeh


Please, consider this letter as your personal invitation to register for Maandigeh, “The Gathering” being held at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound On. on September 28, 29 and 30, 2009. 


It is our hope in holding Maandigeh, “The Gathering”, we can develop ways to build new relationships and hopefully,  rebuild relationships which celebrate healing and reconcilation within the educational, judicial, political, health, community and religious institutions.


Your presence would be a great help in achieving this milestone.   We ask that you come with an open mind which is willing to learn and understand.  Should you leave Maandigeh, “the Gathering” with even the slightest understanding then we have succeeded!


If you are unable to attend all three days, there is the option of attending any of the three days.   Please, find enclosed a registration pamphlet for this event.


Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 519-376-1560, ext. 112.


Yours truly,



Angela Ashkewe

Maandigeh Coordinator


 Registration Form



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