Stoney Health Fair 2022

Stoney Health Fair 2022

Stoney Health Service’s Health Fair | Mark your Calendars! 

Stoney Health Services is excited to bring back our community health fair Wednesday, September 14 
10am – 3pm 
Bearspaw Youth Centre

After the pandemic, it’s time to remind the community of all existing health and wellness programs, with an emphasis on mental health and addictions education, resources and support. This year’s theme is resiliency.

Stoney Health Services will close all locations and there will be no appointments available on September 14.

More details to come!

 

Spooky fun inspires Halloween movie night

Ghoulish fun for the whole family

Party goers were welcome – if they dared – to enter the Chiniki Rodeo Ground’s gates for a night of ghoulish fun on October 22. 

Hot beverages were offered to stave off the cool night air while people watched the double feature – Halloween Town for all ages and Nightmare on Elm Street for those looking to get the full-screen scare. 

Lots of other Halloween-inspired activities entertained the community including a costume contest and a pumpkin lantern festival. Approximately 50 people got in the spirit and entered the costume contest, offering prizes in several categories for adults and children. 

A path wound through part of the rodeo grounds featuring crafty and creative carvings submitted by several community organizations including local schools and the Nakoda Head Start program. The pumpkins were handed out to the community at the end of the night.

A few community vendors also set up booths including a costume pop-up shop for people to browse and select their costume for the year.

If you dare, check out some of the spooky, fun-filled memories captured in the photo gallery below. 

Oct. 22 - Mînî Thnî Drive-in Movie Night

Iyarhe Nakoda Youth tutoring program

Culturally-aware Tutoring for Stoney Nakoda students

The Îyarhe Nakoda Youth Tutoring Program provides culturally aware educational support to Stoney Nakoda students.

We believe that education is another way to contribute to a strong community and hope to create an environment where culturally aware learning and services can be provided to children and youth.

Tutoring is free for all Stoney Nakoda Student in junior high, high school, adult upgrading, post-secondary.

One-on-one and group tutoring are available.
All tutoring sessions will be held online, via ZOOM and Google Meets.

We provide adequate computer and internet access. If students do not have access to the internet or a computer we have computers and laptops available at the INYP Room. (COVID guidelines apply)

Contact Danielle Lefthand (403-554-0703) or Earl Makinaw-Labelle (403-881-2734) for info or to register.

Iyarhe Nakoda Youth Tutoring Program

Meet the Tutors

School COVID Vaccination Program

Morley Community School COVID Vaccination Clinics

COVID-19 vaccination rates among Morley students are very low. To help prevent the virus’ spread and keep kids healthy and in school, getting a COVID vaccine for anyone 12+ is recommended.

The Morley Community School nurse is offering vaccine clinics to all students 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier).

Parents and caregivers check out the COVID Vaccine Information provided below and consider returning the signed vaccination consent form as soon as possible. You may also provide verbal consent directly to School Nurse Jillian Fenton (jillian.fenton@@stoneyeeducation.ca or 403-710-3393.

Note: Students 18 and under cannot get vaccinated without parent or guardian consent.

Well-Baby Drop-In Clinics

Weekly Well-Baby Drop-In Clinics

Join our Well-Baby team on Wednesdays. Chat with a nurse or our family support assistants about you or your baby’s specific needs, get diapers, wipes and other resources and have your baby weighed.

Open to Stoney families with infants to children 5 years of age. 

Wednesdays
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Family Resource Centre, Wesley Lodge

Refreshments are available.

Îethka Îyarhe Wiyabi Empowerment Virtual Event

2nd Îethka Îyarhe Wiyabi Empowerment Event Goes Virtual

Gratitude. Togetherness. Love. Resiliency and Strength. Just a few of the words to describe the Îethka Îyarhe Wiyabi Empowerment Virtual event on June 23.

Gaining energy from a traditional drumming circle and powwow dancers captured on a video, the 2nd women’s empowerment event brought Stoney women – from far and wide – together to share, connect and get re-energized.

Elders Tina Poucette, Krista Hunter and Verna Powderface, along with keynote speaker Angela Young, shared their unique perspectives, wisdom and inspired participants. Drawing from their own experiences, each woman challenged those Zooming in to gain strength from their language, speak up and make a difference together in their roles as mothers, nurturers and ‘keepers of their teepees’.

 

After listening to the inspiring women, Michelle Nieviadomy led guests through a short meditation and offered a few self-care ideas we can all learn from: get moving, rest, drink water, put their phones down and connect with a good circle of friends who are encouraging, loving and supportive.

A few lucky guests also received some great prizes including jewelry, and all participants took home a wonderful door prize filled with several items to encourage their self care practices.

Thanks to all sponsors for their donations!

Donations

  • Door Prize: Michelle Wesley made and donated a set of earrings and headpiece.
  • Door Prize: Sage-Market Mall donated two essential oils. Diffuser provided by the Stoney Family Resource Network.
  • Gift Bags: Rocky Mountain Soap Company-Canmore donated bath and beauty products. 

Meet the Team: Family Resource Network

Meet the Team: Family Resource Network

In a new installment, we highlight Stoney Health Services’ teams and the friendly faces behind our programs. 

We continue the feature of our growing Family Resource Network led by program manager Denise Mitchell. The Family Resource Network team includes Amanda GoodstoneyChelsi PowderfaceLaura Allan and Pamela Olver who all specialize in a range of early childhood education areas and offer programming that is centered in Stoney Nakoda traditions and cultural practices. The Family Resource Network welcomes all Stoney families and encourages them to reach out for further details. 

Amanda Goodstoney, Family Support Worker

Amanda Goodstoney

Amanda Goodstoney is a member of Stoney Nation and speaks the Stoney language. She has three wonderful children and lives in Mînî Thnî and enjoys attending powwows, listening to music, reading books and enjoying nature and the traditional harvest season.

Amanda has worked for several years with families and other agencies coordinating community educational programs. In her current role as a family support worker with Stoney Family Resource Network, Amanda provides families and caregivers mentoring and support services with a goal to enhance parenting skills. She is trained and certified in the three different parent resources programs - Nurturing Parenting Model, Triple P Positive Parenting Model, ASQ, ACEs - The function and development of the Brain.

She is comfortable teaching traditional parenting lessons with young parents and caregivers, and facilitates a variety of Community Educational Programs on topics such as, adverse childhood experiences, building positive relationship with your children, positive communication skills, budgeting and meal planning.

Chelsi Powderface, Maternal Child Health Home Visitor

CPowderface

Chelsi Powderface has a passion for community wholeness and giving support. She is a self-proclaimed 'fun, loving and sometimes cringy mother of a 12-year-old' and loves traveling, hiking and “chilling” with friends, family and especially her nieces and nephews.

Having a nomadic personality has served Chelsi well in her life as she's taken many training opportunities offered in the Mînî Thnî community, including the Health Care Aide and the Education Assistant Certificate programs. She has lots of knowledge in parenting certificates as well (and encourages people to ask her what this is at anytime at the Wesley Lodge where her office is located) in Triple P, Circle of Security, Nurturing Parent and ASQs and feels this is where her true passion lies as she plans to explore more courses in child development and early years education.

Previously, her jobs have been in and around community services like security, slot attendant, E.A. support, early years facilitator and cashier supervisor. Obviously, she has dabbled in a lot of different areas on her path to working at Stoney Health.

She has strong roots here in Mînî Thnî, as her family is closely bonded to everything in this area. She's the third generation of a Residential School Survivor and hopes to change the path of Intergenerational Trauma one step at a time. Her experiences, both personally and on her career path, combined with a love of the community should serve her well as she supports local moms.

Laura Allan, Early Years Facilitator

Laura Allan

Laura Allan, BCST, ELCC rejoined the community last year when she started working as an early years facilitator with the Stoney Family Resource Network. Previously she worked as the director of Wesley Childcare. In her role, she advocates and facilitates the importance of early childhood education and healthy child development for Stoney families.

Laura is available to offer support in any of the following ways:

  • Advocating on the behalf of children and family needs physically, emotionally, & mentally
  • Increasing protective factors for children by improving parenting knowledge & skills
  • Facilitating of Ages & Stages Questionnaires
  • Creating individual child milestone plans
  • Information & referrals to access resources and service delivery
  • Facilitating the Nurturing Parenting Program
  • Creating social connections for young children
  • Yethka Preschool Playtime
  • Creating father-child activities and events for connection
  • Planning and implementing holiday & seasonal celebrations
  • Arts & crafts

  • Pamela Olver, Early Childhood Facilitator

    Pam Oliver, early child facilitator

    Pamela Olver is a true outdoors woman! Whether it’s sitting around a fire, cooking a feast outdoors or foraging, spending time in the great outdoors is what occupies Pamela's time and energy when she’s not at work. You might also catch her heading out on a canoe trip in northern Saskatchewan with her husband and two kids or see her riding by on her bike, skis or snowshoes nearby her home in Cochrane.

    Pamela recently started as a early childhood facilitator with Stoney Health and claims to be most excited about her role because of a pure love of working with children and a passion for empowering and supporting families.

    She has a strong background in early childhood education and in particular working with at-risk moms, especially teens. She also is an experienced doula. Her skills and talents are welcome in the community as she looks to support and work with local moms on their path as parents.