Aboriginal Business Centre and Nenan hosting reconciliation and healing conference in April

The Northern Grand Hotel. File photo

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre and Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services will be co-hosting a conference on reconciliation and healing this Spring.

The “Walk In Balance Five – Reconciliation and Healing” Conference will take place in Fort St. John from April 17-19 at the Northern Grand Hotel. The schedule includes Traditional and Medicine Leaders, Healing Guides, Comedians, Spa Practitioners and inspirational locals. Shell Canada is also sponsoring a “Healing through Humor” comedy event.

“In the spirit of reconciliation, we will gather to learn cultural ways to reconcile and heal,” said Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre Executive Director Paulette Flamond. “True reconciliation begins with YOU. Come and join in the celebration of culture and connect with one another”.

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Organizers say the conference will support the development of healthy First Nation communities by encouraging the integration of aboriginal culture and modern approaches to wellness. The focus is to provide individuals with the tools and/or processes to make positive changes in their lives, to find inner strength to improve their lifestyles and to feel inspiration and motivation from their circle.

Nenan’s Board of Directors stated that the organization is excited to co-host the Walk in Balance Five Wellness Conference in the spirit of healing and support.

Registration fees are $200 per person and includes a variety of workshops, keynote presentations, three lunches, two breakfasts, and one ticket to the Comedy Evening. Registration forms will be available after March 1st, 2018 on-line at www.bizzybody.ca or can be picked up at NEABC. Registration is limited to 200 seats.

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