Elder Elsie Paul will be holding a lunch and learn in St. Paul this Friday, teaching traditional aboriginal parenting.
The session will be at the Mannawanis Friendship Centre from 12 to 12:30. Paul is the head of the Kokum Kisewatisowin Society (KKS), a group of retried professional aboriginal women who are trying to reclaim the traditional status and roles of kokums (grandmothers) in aboriginal families.
“As stewards of Mother Earth in addition to aboriginal families and communities, one of the society’s main objectives rests with the reclamation, retention and sharing of a strong culturally based movement that utilizes the learned gifts of the kokums,” a poster for the session reads.
Today (June 20th) is the last day to RSVP for the lunch and sharing circle. You can do so by calling Aboriginal Head Start at 780-645-3423 or the Town of St. Paul FCSS at 780-645-5311. In addition to lunch, there will also be a daycare service provided for children ages 0-5 while the meet is underway.