We need the freedom to express our culture and identity in an environment where we do not feel threatened
We need to have access to teachings and cultural knowledge
We need to feel accepted for our cultural differences
We need to belong to a cultural group
We need to be connected to the land
Moccasin Lodge has been born out of a passion to provide a space to reclaim one’s cultural identity in an environment that is spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically safe.
Cultural identity is fundamental to how we see ourselves and the world. Establishing an identity is not an easy process. Identity is dynamic, complex and changes over time. Cultural Identity begins in the womb and then develops by the environment that surrounds us. It impacts our wholistic well-being.
For Indigenous people, our culture, is the core essence of our sense of identity, sense of belonging, the land we come from and the interconnectedness with each other and Creator.
Indigenous children, youth, and adults need to reclaim a healthy sense of identity and what it means for them to be Indigenous living on their traditional territories.
At Moccasin Lodge, you will be supported in discovering “Who You Are.”
We desire to inspire people to seek out and develop the courage to stand up against adversity and reflect on their qualities of inner strength, fearlessness, and resiliency and how they can project themselves in their world.
We are passionate about fostering pathways, cultivating relationships and journeying alongside Indigenous youth, their families and communities to empower, equip and engage them in reclaiming their culture within a holistic framework and rediscovering their Creator-given identity and purpose.
Oskiskwewak, Cree for Young Women Helpers, is an opportunity to learn together, to relearn who we are as Indigenous women, to learn some leadership and life skills, but most of all, to learn to love ourselves as an Indigenous woman. This is an opportunity to seek out and reclaim our cultural identity, find soul healing and be part of a community that will love, support and care for one another in a culturally safe environment.