Debbie Cielen, Elder & Mentor

Debbie Cielen “Good Talking Turtle” has been involved in cultural teachings and practices since the early 90’s. Debbie has been the the Elder-in-residence at Life’s Journey since June 2016.

Debbie has worked in the social services field for over 30 years. Before coming to Life’s Journey Inc. Debbie spent nine years managing one of the first Insight Mentoring Programs in 1998 and 10 years managing the Indian Residential Schools Health Support Program located at Neeginan Centre.

Debbie is a pipe carrier, lodge keeper, and has sundanced for over 17 years. Debbie was mentored by the late Elders North Standing Wind, Little Turtle, Medicine White Wolf and Crow Feather.

Session: Miikana Pimatiziwin, Life’s Journey: Path to Healing and Reconciliation Miikana Pimatiziwin, Indigenous Spiritual Care Services will share information about the cultural services we offer to our participants and staff, discuss reconciliation events, orientation and  trainings, cultural teachings and activities, indigenous healing ceremonies and our signing with the City of Winnipeg Indigenous Accord June 2018.