The Union Gospel Mission (UGM) and the Indigenous Wellness Training Society will be co-hosting an Indigenous Teaching Circle about Indigenous Sustainability.
We are co-hosting another networking potluck. Our first one was a success where over 30 people attended and shared their knowledge about the services they provided.
Our mission statement is to train individuals who have issues with addictions. Similar to the concept that it takes an entire village to raise a child, it also takes an entire community to train individuals about health and wellness.
Steven Covey says that we are predominantly determined by our conditioning and our conditions. He says in our society, we have accepted 3 theories of deterministic explanations of the basic nature of man: genetic determinism (we are determined from our grandparents, we inherited it, we are Aboriginal and we got it from there), psychic determinism (parents did it to you, upbringing, childhood experience personal tendencies, character structure – emotional scripting, emotional punishment, rejection, comparisons) and environmental determinism (current situation, spouse, children, economy, national laws – someone or something in the environment).
A report was written in 1999 called the Healing Ways report. It was a snapshot and analysis of the First Nations population at that time who were living in the Vancouver Richmond Health Board area.