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Healing the Hoop 2 health and wellness conference set for April 25-28

McLeod Lake Indian Band and Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, in partnership with Bizzybody Enterprises, are hosting a health and wellness conference based on Indigenous well-being foundations.

Together with the not-for-profit Cultural Learning and Innovation Circle (CLIC) the Healing the Hoop 2 (HTH2) gathering will take place from April 26-28 at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre and everyone 19+ is invited to participate and all teachings will be based on Indigenous foundations.

This three-day event includes traditional and medicine leaders, healing guides, comedians, spa practitioners and inspirational locals and regional delegates. Marriot Courtyard is the “host hotel” while McLeod Lake and Lheidli T’enneh are the “community hosts.” Registered attendees are invited to indulge themselves at the on-site spa including massage therapy and pedicures and much more guaranteed to soothe your inner soul. The conference will offer a variety of healing circles – providing opportunities for delegates to participate or support – there is a place for everyone, and everyone has a place in the hoop.

The conference will support the development of healthy and self-sufficient First Nation communities by encouraging the integration of aboriginal culture and modern approaches to wellness and community growth. 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 ecosystem.

“Healing our people is important for me to see them empowering and strengthening themselves,” said Patricia Hoard, Health & Wellness MLIB. “We use the land guided by our healers and elders sharing our knowledge, traditional and cultural ways. We need to heal our way and not the way of the colonizers, but based on the practices of our people as stewards of the land.”  

“We need to heal our people and honored to host this gathering in unity, health and wellness with our friends at MLIB. We look forward to this collaborative approach to healing a nation in unity,”  said Chief Dolleen Logan, Lheidli T’enneh FN/

This event comes to life because of the financial contributions from community and local businesses. This year’s current list of supporters include (to date): Bizzybody Events, Canadian Tire, Canasteel Rebar, Cenovus Energy, CN Rail, Coastal Gas Link, EDI Environmental, Fortis BC, Ideal Office Solutions, Image Build, JEM Well Services, KC Bookkeeping, McLeod Lake Indian Band, Moose FM, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Courtyard Marriot, PG Tourism, Professional Muse, SJA Advertising, and TD Bank Group. For sponsorship opportunities, please email or call 778-576-1230.

They are currently recruiting SPA Practitioners and Artisan Vendors – visit for more info.

Registration fee is $500 per person and includes a variety of workshops, keynote presentations, three lunches, two breakfasts, one ticket to the Comedy Evening, one ticket to the musical evening, and all the inspiration your spirit will allow. Registration forms are available on Credit-card, cheque or cash will be accepted. Registration is limited to 500 seats, sign up early – let your wellness journey begin today!

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