Throughout the training each participant in training will focus on answering the four essential questions to life promotion, healing and personal well-being. As FNMI people, we understand that connecting to our own identity promotes life-long healing and wellness and is the beginning of walking the good path of "Mino Bimaadiziwin"...
Just as our participants gather their own self-identity, our program focuses on these questions from within it's structure.
Where Do I come From?
A vision and understanding of a need to shift the views of suicide prevention to promoting and sustaining life as a means to prevent premature death among FNMI people.
Who Am I?
A wholistic community mobilization strategy and training initiative designed to enhance life promotion activities and support FNMI communities in the development of networks focusing on prevention, intervention, postvention.
Why am I here?
To support and guide FNMI people in developing their own culturally relevant life promotion strategies within their communities.
Where am I going?
We are focused on remaining connected to spirit to support our growth as an organization in responsible and sustainable ways. Our current focus is on the local and regional level, with plans to grow provincially and nationally.
Images on this page were created by the Feather Carriers: Youth Leadership for Life Promotion training participants.
“Mental wellness is a balance of the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional. This balance is enriched as individuals have: PURPOSE in their daily lives whether it is through education, employment, care-giving activities, or cultural ways of being and doing; HOPE for their future and those of their families that is grounded in a sense of identity, unique Indigenous values, and having a belief in spirit; a sense of BELONGING and connectedness within their families, to community, and to culture; and finally a sense of MEANING and an understanding of how their lives and those of their families and communities are part of creation and a rich history.”
– First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework
To read more, please check out the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum report