Braiding The Sweetgrass

Submitted on Thursday, 01/09/2020 - 5:34 am

Braiding the Sweetgrass is a program supporting Indigenous families in Calgary to help prevent the transmission of intergenerational trauma to their children and future generations. Participating families are guided on their healing journey through a blending of traditional Indigenous and Western ways of knowing. Referrals are open to Indigenous families in the Calgary community.


Program activities include two groups per month, home visits, cultural ceremonies, social gatherings, and Elder support. This program works with urban Indigenous families with children (Grade 1 to Grade 12), their parents and siblings who are:

  • Searching for information and/or a connection to Indigenous culture.
  • Open to gaining knowledge about Intergenerational trauma and its impacts on Indigenous families.
  • Wanting to establish better community connections and gain a support network.
  • Not experiencing acute crisis, (i.e., domestic violence, active addictions, child abuse, homelessness) at the time of intake.
Braiding the Sweetgrass 2019 brochure 1.09MB


Braiding the Sweetgrass Information Sessions

Like a braid of Sweetgrass, when we come together to learn more about community, culture, and work to interrupt the cycle of intergenerational trauma, we gain resiliency and strength!

Join us virtually at our information sessions for professionals and for families to learn more about our Braiding the Sweetgrass program.



Hull Services acknowledges these organizations for their generous support of Braiding the Sweetgrass.

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