First Nations youth participate in knowledge exchange on traditional use of sacred tobacco

First Nations youth participate in knowledge exchange on traditional use of sacred tobacco

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Classroom trainer Sergio Pascuillo discusses the brand new brand to college students. – Photograph equipped

THUNDER BAY – Dilico Anishinabek Household Care (Dilico) is happy to share a brand new brand designed to teach youth on First Nations’ conventional makes use of of tobacco. The brand unveiled on Nov. 27  in this system’s intensive therapy school-based program fitness center. College students in this system acquired teachings on using conventional tobacco and the way it was traditionally gifted as a sacred medication supposed to advertise wellness and connection to the land and religious realm.

This initiative was supported via a funding grant offered by Northwest Tobacco Management Space Community. The grant targeted on encouraging youth to make more healthy decisions in life. Classroom trainer Sergio Pasciullo labored along with his college students to create the emblem and decide its objective for a broader training of tobacco use.

This initiative was additionally supported by the Mazinaajim Youngsters’s Basis. The Basis offered extra funds for the creation of a brand new ground hockey program designed to encourage the scholars to interact in an exercise that promotes wellness.

“It is necessary for Dilico Anishinabek Household Care to proceed to offer these sorts of academic alternatives for kids and youth in our neighborhood. Offering them with information of First Nations conventional methods of being nicely will assist them make knowledgeable choices about how they’ll use tobacco of their futures,” says Tina Bobinski, Appearing Director of Psychological Well being and Addictions.


Dilico is a First Nation ruled group with an built-in continuum of service which is comprised of the next companies that are all made out there in numerous capacities that embrace Well being, Psychological Well being and Addictions, and Little one Welfare. Dilico’s Mikinaak Customary Care Service Mannequin, companies are culturally primarily based with First Nations communities, households and prolonged households concerned in making certain a baby’s security and well-being. On the core of the Mikinaak Service Mannequin, it’s the perception that it takes a “neighborhood” to lift a baby.


Blythe Haynen
Group Engagement Supervisor
Dilico Anishinabek Household Care
Cell: (807) 633-1316

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