The group (Anxiety/depression) was the happiest I have been all week. Talking with people who are going through the same struggles as me and receiving help made my day. It gave me hope.

The Mood Disorder Association of Manitoba offers Indigenous programming and services. The online talking circle gives people a chance to offload any stress and concerns in a traditional setting. The talking circle starts with a smudge and ends with a tobacco offering. MDAM also has a Monday Morning Smudge to start the work week off in a good way with a clear mind streamed live over Facebook. MDAM also offers one on one support through a traditional lens for individuals who need a space to breathe, decompress, and be heard.

List of Programs/Services:

  • Indigenous Talking Circle: On Hold.
  • Morning Smudge: Every Monday, 9:00 am. On Hold.

One-on-One Peer Support:

You can book a one-on-one peer support session (online/in person) with our Indigenous Program Coordinator. On Hold.

Contact information:

Indigenous Program Coordinator

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2024

Are you looking for ways to celebrate and honour National Indigenous Peoples Day in 2024? Check out the activities below, courtesy of CTV Winnipeg News.

Wa-Say Healing Centre will host its third annual Indigenous Day at the Forks on June 21. The event includes a powwow, with grand entry beginning at noon and closing entry at 5 p.m. There will be a concert from 5 to 9 p.m. with performances from the Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers, Gator Beaulieu and JC Campbell. Free to attend.

Manitoba Children’s Museum will also be highlighting Indigenous culture from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 21. Attendees can create art, help build a teepee, listen to stories and watch Indigenous drumming and dance performances. Inuit artifacts from the Manitoba Museum will also be on display.

Circles for Reconciliation will host a community barbecue at Sgt. Tommy Prince Place (90 Sinclair Street) from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. In addition to the barbecue, there will also be a sharing circle and entertainment.

On June 22, Assiniboine Park Conservancy will host an Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration at Lyric Field and The Leaf. Activities and entertainment take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and include food trucks, a market, fire teachings with Cree Crowchild and a number of musical performances.

The Manitoba Métis Federation is once again returning to Selkirk for its annual event on National Indigenous Peoples Day. The event, which takes places at Selkirk Park, begins with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. Red River Métis entertainment, ceremonies, and a market will also be available.

National Indigenous Peoples Day in Brandon will be marked at Riverbank Discovery Centre. The day will begin with a pipe ceremony at 10 a.m., and will also include a powwow demonstration, bannock cooked over the fire and an Indigenous talent show.