Speaker: Aline Laflamme

Blessings in the Midst of a Pandemic

Please join us for a timely service on “Finding Blessings in the Midst of a Pandemic”. We are pleased to have Aline Laflamme as our guest speaker. She is a Metis grandmother, pipe carrier, Sundancer, drum maker, therapist and workshop facilitator who is going to share with us how traditional teachings serve to help us stay in a ‘blessed state’ in spite of being in the midst of a pandemic.
In addition to her many foregoing roles and accomplishments, Aline was Co-Founder of the Aboriginal Front Door Society providing traditional healing and culture to Aboriginal people in the DTES. Aline provided culturally-based healing workshops and ceremonies throughout communities and in prisons for many years. Aline is a founding member of Skemcis Medicine Wheel Society. She took people on their Vision Quests for over 14 years and has created over 1450 Native hand drums. Aline provides Rites of Passage camps to youth; and facilitates teachings and cross-cultural workshops for colleges, schools, government and various NGOs. Aline has a degree in Criminology, three years training in Hakomi therapy and conflict resolution. Aline also has many years of traditional teachings from respected Aboriginal Elders.