The Spaces Between Us – Two Voices on Reconciliation

Noela Crowe-Salazar

These are the personal reflections of Noela Crowe-Salazar and Vicki Enns, intended to help one another tap into resiliency by walking toward reconciliation and healing together. Click below to listen to Noela and Vicki. [Noela] I am a citizen of Cowessess First Nation in Treaty Four territory. I am a Sixties Scoop survivor, and my father attended Lebret Residential School … Read More

Reflections on Land-Based Education

Noela Crowe-Salazar

land-based learning, indigenous teaching, elder, nature, forest bath, mindfulness, mental health

Recently, I was enjoying a long weekend Sunday morning at the lake. Surrounded by trees and foliage, I considered what I’ve been learning and revisiting this summer in regard to land-based education. What does this mean and how can we all navigate these teachings? Nehiyaw oma niya, I am Cree, and I will share a bit of what land-based education … Read More

Indigenous Insights for All Counsellors

Noela Crowe-Salazar

indigenous, indigenous counselling, indigenous therapy, counselling indigenous people, mental health, calls to action, UN, reconciliation

The following excerpt comes from our book, Counselling in Relationships: Insights for Helping Families Develop Healthy Connections. The chapter reviews the 10 principles from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Readers are invited and challenged to reflect and apply these principles into their own life and in their work with families. While this chapter focuses on Indigenous peoples and is written … Read More

Reconciliation – 3 Keys to Understanding

Noela Crowe-Salazar

reconciliation, race, racism, dialogue, dialog, conversation, difficult conversation, BLM, Indigenous

I was having coffee with a friend at a socially-distanced cafe when we overheard a conversation on politics and elections at another table. Given the pending elections and current news in Nova Scotia about violence and racism in the lobster industry, it was not surprising to overhear discussions about these topics. The comment we overheard was, “We need to stop … Read More