Author Archives: Ronnie Beaver

Traditional Anishinaabe Grieving and Healing Process

Long time ago there was no burial grounds they say our ancestors are part of this earth we live in. Only the spirit travels back to spirit world when we die. We are given only one year to grief during … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Impact of Indian Residential School

Intergenerational impact of Indian Residential School exist, some youth I work with share stories how they were treated at home the beating and abuse they get when they were young. Alcohol and drug abuse they saw while growing up..the family … Continue reading

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Sacred Teaching- “Do Not Disturb The Dead”

This is Sioux Lookout hostel where patients from northern communities stay during their medical appointment. Beautiful building with a big drum sitting on top. Look at the name of the hostel second photo..why do we keep following European’s way..naming our … Continue reading

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Being Anishinaabe is our Identity

Many of us were brought up through Christianity I was too. Our people had no choice but to accept Christianity because it was against the law for Anishinaabe to practise their own traditional belief. Missionaries were sent to enforce the … Continue reading

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Decolonize Healing Process

If First Nation communities are going to heal our people will need to return to traditional way of life. European assimilation process did lots of damage to our people and communities. Creator gave us our Anishinaabe spirit we need to … Continue reading

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Anishinaabe Spirituality

Anishinaabe spirituality is unique it’s not made from a human being it’s not written but the natural laws are from Creator. Our spirituality is about living life on earth it teaches us who we are and where we came from. … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Abuse

I remember from a ceremony about 18 years ago. A spirit came to warn us about a sickness that will affect all First Nation communities. He describe as “white snow” he said “it will cover all communities just like white … Continue reading

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Suicide is not an ANSWER

We all struggle every day even if you quit drinking or stopped using drugs. Life is a challenge but we don’t give up. The saddest thing a person can do is commit suicide. It breaks everybody’s heart when someone commits … Continue reading

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Peetahpun Youth Conference in Mishkeegogamang 2014

It was good conference August  19, 20, 21 in Mishkeegogamang more communities need to involve their youth to discuss community issues and learn about their heritage and culture. This is their future and their children futures.

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