About the Program
Participants will engage in interactive life skills programming and mentorship sessions that includes communication styles, time, money management, self awareness, sexual exploitation awareness, etc. The facilitators will share their own life experiences and healing journeys which will provide encouragement for the young women to begin their own healing journeys.

This program is open to female relatives that come from any of the eight Southeast Manitoba Communities.

Female Wellness & Leadership begins virtually on January 20, 2022, and will run every Thursday. Program runs from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Technological Requirements:
This virtual program uses the Microsoft Teams App and participants need access to reliable internet service. If needed, SECFS can lend the participant a tablet for the duration of the program. Please indicate this need at time of registration.

Registration Form:
The registration form can be found by clicking HERE. Please submit the completed form to:

Meet our Facilitators!

Raven Hart

Asiniskow Ithinew/Anishinaabe member of the Nisichawayasihk and White Earth Band of Chippewa. Her spirit name is Wabiske Kinew Ikwe which means White Eagle Woman in Ojibway. Raven has over 25 years of experience in program development, facilitation, youth mentorship/leadership, and social services work. She is Business Administration graduate, Action Therapist, Life Skills Coach, Facilitator, Traditional Family Parenting Facilitator, Grief and Loss specialist, Sundancer, drum carrier, lodge keeper, mother, and Kokom.

Ivana Yellowback

Ivana Yellowback is a member of Manto Sipi Cree Nation, and a relative to Mathias Colomb Cree Nation. She is both Asiniskow Ithinew ekwa Muskego Ininew (High Rock and Muskeg Cree).

Ivana has 9+ years of experience in social services work, spanning from program development and implementation, facilitation, and workshop trainings (various), youth mentorship and leadership, and social advocacy and counselling.

In the summer of 2020, she had completed her 4-year Bachelor of Arts HONOURS degree at the University of Winnipeg (4-Year Honours BA: Sociology, Minor: Conflict Resolution Studies). Ivana is currently a student within the Concentrated Bachelor of Social Work program at the University of Manitoba, with a grad year goal of June 2023.

Following her second degree and convocation, Ivana plans on going directly into the Master of Social Work - Indigenous Knowledges program. She plans on continuing her work alongside Indigenous children, youth and families in building capacity and wellbeing, leadership, mentorship, trainings, and wellness, with the utilization and focus of traditional Indigenous therapeutic methodologies, and ideologies.

Ivana is a Traditional Family Parenting facilitator and Indigenous Life Skills Coach. She is also an aunty, pipe carrier, lodge carrier, drum carrier and singer.

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