Shinah House Foundation works with more traditional practises when it comes to mental wellness. On Sept. 22, the foundation is bringing people together to talk about and find solutions to the unnecessary suffering and death from suicide and addiction.
The event, dubbed the OneHeart Experience, supports traditional holistic medicine and will begin at noon Sept. 22 at RE/MAX Field, located at 10233-96 Ave. in Edmonton.
Michelle Thrush is the announced emcee. Northern Cree and Blackfoot Confederacy Drum Groups will open up the event followed by traditional leaders from all four directions bringing messages to the gathering, says a press statement.
Phillip Whiteman Jr. and Lynette Two Bulls will share a circular holistic wellness model connecting to the spirit of the horse.
Guest speaker, Professor Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD, will address the role of nutrition in mental illness as well as resilience in the face of stress.
“We are gathering in support of healing,” said organizer Karen English. “This is about uniting. This is about bringing all people together. Whenever there is crisis in community, the best way is to bring people together so that we can start finding solutions.
There will be performances throughout the day and a round dance at 5 p.m.
For more information about this event, or to get tickets, go to https://shinahhouse.org/oneheart/