Onashowewin: Archive

Da-giiwewaat, so they can go home

Last Friday Onashowewin took part in a special initiative. I was told that we would sew some moccasins and, from Italy, my relatives were already excited about the idea that not only would I sew them myself ... more

Interview with Matthew Shorting: over-representation of indigenous youth in the justice system

Today, through this blog post, I would like to give voice to a co-worker of mine, Matthew Shorting, with whom I have talked about the high ratio of indigenous people involved in the justice system and how CFS (Child Family Services) ... more

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

A few weeks ago - along with other Onashowewin staff members - I participated in a Non-violent Crisis Intervention Workshop at the University of Winnipeg held by Mitch Bourbonniere, activist and founder of several indigenous community institutions ... more

Looking after each other: A partnership promoting dignity for people with FASD

At the office we were asked if someone would like to go to a gathering with the elders Karen and Wally Swain; they have been invited to share their teachings, and I immediately take the opportunity to say that I would be happy to participate ... more

Pow wow: celebrating life

Today, I would like to tell you about one of the first indigenous celebrations I have attended, the pow wow (or action lodge) (Anglicization of pau wau or pa wa, from the Algonquian language), a dance celebrating life, performed ... more

A healing path from trauma and abuse

Finally, spring has come and has decorated the city with flowers and dressed the trees in a bright green color. I feel I'm beginning to get my bearings around the city and to perceive the social dynamics ... more

Let my overseas experience begin

I arrived in Winnipeg, Canada, a few weeks ago. When I left my small town in the province of Varese, Lombardy, I left a country in bloom, in the middle of spring, to then land back in time. Literally back in time, as there is a seven-hour time ... more

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