I found this booklet on a website. I liked it and wanted to share it with you. Depression is tough especially when people don't understand it. This booklet was written by a person with Depression. She used her talents and made this booklet to help others. I have a picture of the booklet below but you have to either hit the link or paste it on to your search engine.
November 13-19 was Bullying Awareness Week. I received a couple of resources that I wanted to share with you. Now I realize the awareness week is over but it shouldn't stop us from continuing to learn more, become more aware and make a difference if we can.
The first resource is an information article about cyber-bullying. This is a serious concern that I believe is becoming more and more prevalent as we use technology to communicate with each other. This article was developed by the Centre for Suicide Prevention out of Calgary, Alberta.
The second resource was sent to me by a friend and is a flash mob from a school near Edmonton. This was held at Kingsway Mall in Edmonton Alberta.
I had mentioned in a earlier post that the River of Life On Line Course has been launched as of September 10, 2010. Anyone can register and pay to take this course. Right now they are running an introductory price for it.
Once you register, you would take this course at your own pace. You would have up to eight weeks to complete all the modules and then you would receive a certificate.
Here is the site to view a demo of the course:
Here is the site to register for the River of Life on line course:
One of the directories I often mention when I facilitate workshops in Edmonton, Alberta is a guidebook developed and available through the City of Edmonton. They have an Aboriginal Relations Office that provides some information and support to Aboriginal populations. This is a great thing because I know that in the recent years Edmonton had the second highest Urban Aboriginal Population in Canada.
This guide is available on PDF or you can contact the City of Edmonton and ask to have some copies sent to you.
Excellent resource for the aboriginal population. I hope you find it useful!
One of my friends sent this to me and it brought back so many memories of comfort food. I grew up with a large family, I'm one of twelve children, and most of the time it was wonderful.
Some of my favorite memories were playing outside, making up games, going swimming and having fun. As children we helped each other with chores and walked together to school.
There were times when we lived economically . During these times we lived off the land as much as possible. My parents bought staples like sugar, flour, lard, salt but we had a huge garden with potatoes, turnips, etc and we had wild meat.
We would eat moose meat and fish, but I remember eating rabbit and ducks. My mother made the most of what we had. There was always tea brewing and some kind of stew being made. We always had bannock, I'm sure my mom must have made some every day because we were all growing and we ate a lot!
When I saw this Metis cookbook and looked at the recipes, a flood of food memories came back to me. I'm sharing this resource with you in the hopes that it could be useful to you.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
This Metis Cookbook was put together by NAHO, National Aboriginal Health Organization.
Their website has a number of good publications that are worthwhile checking out.
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