De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre To improve the Wellness of Aboriginal individuals and of the Aboriginal community by providing services which respect people as individuals with a distinctive cultural identity and distinctive values and beliefs.

Serving Hamilton and Brantford, Ontario De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre began offering clinical services at the Brantford site in 1998 and at the Hamilton site in 1999. Primary care, health care and promotion is provided in a culturally sensitive setting. The patient centered care setting combines traditional healing practices with preventative health care, prevention and promotion.

Serving Hamilton and Brantford, Ontario De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre began offering clinical services at the Brantford site in 1998 and at the Hamilton site in 1999. Primary care, health care and promotion is provided in a culturally sensitive setting. The patient centered care setting combines traditional healing practices with preventative health care, prevention and promotion.

Operating as usual

09/29/2021
09/29/2021

Our Children, Our Voices
September 30, 2021 @1:00pm

Streaming from our page: https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehsNyesAboriginalHealthCentre/

Our Voices:
Kahsenniyo Williams
Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan
Six Nations
Poet

“We are the remaining love of our ancestors”
- Kahsenniyo Williams

Kahsenniyo spits fire and truth in her work.
She brings to life the realities and struggles of being an Indigenous person in a modern society.
Her personal story is one of great triumph. She has lived and experienced almost every statistic and stereotype about First Nation people. Through the magic of poetry and hard work she has worked tirelessly to break the cycles for herself and her community. As an Artist, these personal experiences have molded her. Kahsenniyo began utilizing her poetry as a tool for social change and community engagement. Her work is focused around the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island and aims to educate non-Indigenous people as well as creating moments of healing and understanding for Indigenous people.
Kahsenniyo was the selected artist in residence for the Eastern Comma writer in residence.
She continues to engage audiences working a publishing collection of poetry.

09/29/2021

Our Children, Our Voices
September 30, 2021 @1:00pm

Streaming from our page: https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehsNyesAboriginalHealthCentre/

Our Voices:
David Strickland
Mi’kmaw and Northern Cree

David "Gordo" Strickland is a Scarborough-born Mi'kmaw and Northern Cree producer/engineer who has worked quietly behind the scenes for decades, whether producing, mixing or engineering records from the likes of Saukrates, Ghetto Concept, Jelleestone, Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, k-os, Drake and more.
His 2020 album is called Spirit of Hip-Hop, and he connects that same lineage to his roots, featuring Indigenous rappers like Joey Stylez, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Drezus and Supaman.
The Spirit of Hip-Hop also contains a spoken-word piece from legendary Cree hip-hop photographer Ernie Paniccioli. For Strickland, it was important to show that "hip hop is the same as our culture," he says. "We've been doing that and it's not just Turtle Island. It applies across the world. When I put it together, I was thinking, a lot of our kids are not raised in the culture, but they love hip hop. So I just tried to put it together and show them some self-love, because it all is the same thing, and we need to just love ourselves more."

09/29/2021

Our Children, Our Voices

September 30, 2021 @1:00pm
Streaming from our page: https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehsNyesAboriginalHealthCentre/

Our Voices:
Duke Redbird

Stolen Children, Stolen Souls
Poem Reading by Duke Redbird

My poetry comes from visions and knowledge gleaned from a lifetime toiling in fields between the sacred and the profane. We as an Indigenous People have been schooled in Roman-Greco tradition and Judeo-Christian values. Residential schools and government policy denied us the splendor of our own culture. I hope that through poetry I have helped to dispel a few of the myths created by the dominant culture that have contaminated our traditions over the years. I continue to season my poetry with some of the wisdom that the creator has seen fit to sprinkle on my life.
- Duke Redbird

Our Children, Our VoicesSeptember 30, 2021 @1:00pmStreaming from our page: https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehs...
09/29/2021

Our Children, Our Voices
September 30, 2021 @1:00pm

Streaming from our page: https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehsNyesAboriginalHealthCentre/

Our Voices:
Kahsenniyo Williams
Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan
Six Nations
Poet

“We are the remaining love of our ancestors”
- Kahsenniyo Williams

Kahsenniyo spits fire and truth in her work.
She brings to life the realities and struggles of being an Indigenous person in a modern society.
Her personal story is one of great triumph. She has lived and experienced almost every statistic and stereotype about First Nation people. Through the magic of poetry and hard work she has worked tirelessly to break the cycles for herself and her community. As an Artist, these personal experiences have molded her. Kahsenniyo began utilizing her poetry as a tool for social change and community engagement. Her work is focused around the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island and aims to educate non-Indigenous people as well as creating moments of healing and understanding for Indigenous people.
Kahsenniyo was the selected artist in residence for the Eastern Comma writer in residence.
She continues to engage audiences working a publishing collection of poetry.

Our Children, Our Voices
September 30, 2021 @1:00pm

Streaming from our page: https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehsNyesAboriginalHealthCentre/

Our Voices:
Kahsenniyo Williams
Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan
Six Nations
Poet

“We are the remaining love of our ancestors”
- Kahsenniyo Williams

Kahsenniyo spits fire and truth in her work.
She brings to life the realities and struggles of being an Indigenous person in a modern society.
Her personal story is one of great triumph. She has lived and experienced almost every statistic and stereotype about First Nation people. Through the magic of poetry and hard work she has worked tirelessly to break the cycles for herself and her community. As an Artist, these personal experiences have molded her. Kahsenniyo began utilizing her poetry as a tool for social change and community engagement. Her work is focused around the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island and aims to educate non-Indigenous people as well as creating moments of healing and understanding for Indigenous people.
Kahsenniyo was the selected artist in residence for the Eastern Comma writer in residence.
She continues to engage audiences working a publishing collection of poetry.

Our Children, Our VoicesSeptember 30, 2021 @1:00pmStreaming from our page: https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehs...
09/29/2021

Our Children, Our Voices
September 30, 2021 @1:00pm

Streaming from our page: https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehsNyesAboriginalHealthCentre/

Our Voices:
David Strickland
Mi’kmaw and Northern Cree

David "Gordo" Strickland is a Scarborough-born Mi'kmaw and Northern Cree producer/engineer who has worked quietly behind the scenes for decades, whether producing, mixing or engineering records from the likes of Saukrates, Ghetto Concept, Jelleestone, Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, k-os, Drake and more.
His 2020 album is called Spirit of Hip-Hop, and he connects that same lineage to his roots, featuring Indigenous rappers like Joey Stylez, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Drezus and Supaman.
The Spirit of Hip-Hop also contains a spoken-word piece from legendary Cree hip-hop photographer Ernie Paniccioli. For Strickland, it was important to show that "hip hop is the same as our culture," he says. "We've been doing that and it's not just Turtle Island. It applies across the world. When I put it together, I was thinking, a lot of our kids are not raised in the culture, but they love hip hop. So I just tried to put it together and show them some self-love, because it all is the same thing, and we need to just love ourselves more."

Our Children, Our Voices
September 30, 2021 @1:00pm

Streaming from our page: https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehsNyesAboriginalHealthCentre/

Our Voices:
David Strickland
Mi’kmaw and Northern Cree

David "Gordo" Strickland is a Scarborough-born Mi'kmaw and Northern Cree producer/engineer who has worked quietly behind the scenes for decades, whether producing, mixing or engineering records from the likes of Saukrates, Ghetto Concept, Jelleestone, Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, k-os, Drake and more.
His 2020 album is called Spirit of Hip-Hop, and he connects that same lineage to his roots, featuring Indigenous rappers like Joey Stylez, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Drezus and Supaman.
The Spirit of Hip-Hop also contains a spoken-word piece from legendary Cree hip-hop photographer Ernie Paniccioli. For Strickland, it was important to show that "hip hop is the same as our culture," he says. "We've been doing that and it's not just Turtle Island. It applies across the world. When I put it together, I was thinking, a lot of our kids are not raised in the culture, but they love hip hop. So I just tried to put it together and show them some self-love, because it all is the same thing, and we need to just love ourselves more."

Our Children, Our VoicesSeptember 30, 2021 @1:00pmStreaming from our page: https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehs...
09/29/2021

Our Children, Our Voices

September 30, 2021 @1:00pm
Streaming from our page: https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehsNyesAboriginalHealthCentre/

Our Voices:
Duke Redbird

Stolen Children, Stolen Souls
Poem Reading by Duke Redbird

My poetry comes from visions and knowledge gleaned from a lifetime toiling in fields between the sacred and the profane. We as an Indigenous People have been schooled in Roman-Greco tradition and Judeo-Christian values. Residential schools and government policy denied us the splendor of our own culture. I hope that through poetry I have helped to dispel a few of the myths created by the dominant culture that have contaminated our traditions over the years. I continue to season my poetry with some of the wisdom that the creator has seen fit to sprinkle on my life.
- Duke Redbird

Our Children, Our Voices

September 30, 2021 @1:00pm
Streaming from our page: https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehsNyesAboriginalHealthCentre/

Our Voices:
Duke Redbird

Stolen Children, Stolen Souls
Poem Reading by Duke Redbird

My poetry comes from visions and knowledge gleaned from a lifetime toiling in fields between the sacred and the profane. We as an Indigenous People have been schooled in Roman-Greco tradition and Judeo-Christian values. Residential schools and government policy denied us the splendor of our own culture. I hope that through poetry I have helped to dispel a few of the myths created by the dominant culture that have contaminated our traditions over the years. I continue to season my poetry with some of the wisdom that the creator has seen fit to sprinkle on my life.
- Duke Redbird

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Our Children, Our Voices (video)September 30, 2021 @1:00pmStreaming from our pageYouth VoicesMeet Nikik and Mah...
09/27/2021

Our Children, Our Voices (video)

September 30, 2021 @1:00pm

Streaming from our page

Youth Voices

Meet Nikik and Mahingan

Nikik is Plains Cree and Algonquin. His name is pronounced ni-gik and it translates to Otter in both Cree and Anishnabe. He is 13 years old, and is in Grade 8. Nikik often joins his mom and twin brother at community events and volunteer activities. Some of his favourite things to do are to play video games and build lego. When Nikik grows up he wanted to be an Archeologist ensuring Indigenous artifacts and knowledge is preserved appropriately.

Mahingan is Plains Cree and Algonquin. His name is pronounced my-hing-an and it translates to wolf in Anishnabe. He is 13 years old and has a twin brother (Mahingan is older by one minute). He is in Grade 8. Mahingan begins each day with sunrise ceremony with his mom. He loves gardening, traditional medicines and anything land-based. He has so many interests and often changes his mind on what he wants to be when he grows up, sometimes it's being a chef and sometimes it is being a lawyer fighting for justice for Indigenous peoples.

FREE colouring pages in honour of   #EveryChildMatters 🧡🧡🧡
09/26/2021

FREE colouring pages in honour of #EveryChildMatters 🧡🧡🧡

We will be streaming a video: Our Children, Our Voices on September 30 @ 1:00p from our page: https://www.faceb...
09/24/2021

We will be streaming a video: Our Children, Our Voices on September 30 @ 1:00p from our page:
https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehsNyesAboriginalHealthCentre/

September 30 is recognized as Orange Shirt Day, born from the personal experience of Phyllis Webstad who had her orange shirt taken from her on her first day of Residential School.

On this day we remember our children who were removed from our homes,
we honour the ones who survived,
and we remember the ones who never made it home.

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation recognizes Canada’s untold history of our Indigenous people.

The orange shirt symbolizes resiliency and a way we can honour all those impacted by the Residential School system.

🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

We will be streaming a video: Our Children, Our Voices on September 30 @ 1:00p from our page:
https://www.facebook.com/DeDwaDaDehsNyesAboriginalHealthCentre/

September 30 is recognized as Orange Shirt Day, born from the personal experience of Phyllis Webstad who had her orange shirt taken from her on her first day of Residential School.

On this day we remember our children who were removed from our homes,
we honour the ones who survived,
and we remember the ones who never made it home.

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation recognizes Canada’s untold history of our Indigenous people.

The orange shirt symbolizes resiliency and a way we can honour all those impacted by the Residential School system.

🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

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09/21/2021

Hamilton site is currently full. Spots available for the Brantford site only.

Hamilton site is currently full. Spots available for the Brantford site only.

Spots available at the Brantford site, Hamilton site is currently full.
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Spots available at the Brantford site, Hamilton site is currently full.

Spots available at the Brantford site, Hamilton site is currently full.

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Spots available at the Brantford site, Hamilton is currently full.

Spots available at the Brantford site, Hamilton is currently full.

Spots available at the Brantford site, Hamilton is currently full.
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Spots available at the Brantford site, Hamilton is currently full.

Spots available at the Brantford site, Hamilton is currently full.

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Spots available at the Brantford site, Hamilton is currently full.

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DAHC will be partnering with the Go-Vaxx bus to offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday Sept 25th from 9am - 4pm at ...
09/17/2021

DAHC will be partnering with the Go-Vaxx bus to offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday Sept 25th from 9am - 4pm at Gage Park. All are welcome, walk in only, no appointments needed. See poster below for full details.

DAHC will be partnering with the Go-Vaxx bus to offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday Sept 25th from 9am - 4pm at Gage Park. All are welcome, walk in only, no appointments needed. See poster below for full details.

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09/13/2021
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09/09/2021
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULLWe are unable to accept anymore registrations at this time. Jackie will contacting individuals who ...
09/08/2021

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
We are unable to accept anymore registrations at this time. Jackie will contacting individuals who will be recieving a kit.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
We are unable to accept anymore registrations at this time. Jackie will contacting individuals who will be recieving a kit.

Address

678 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON
L8M 1K2

General information

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre embodies the concept of: “Taking care of each other amongst ourselves” De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre assists Aboriginal people in accessing culturally appropriate health care programs and services. The Health Centre focuses on holistic preventive and primary health care that includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Traditional Healing and other primary health services — Mental Health Support as well as community health supports — Advocacy, Outreach and Health Promotion and Education Services. The Health Centre serves all Aboriginal people, regardless of status and offers assistance to outside service organizations to provide care in a culturally appropriate way. The Health Centre has two sites, one in Hamilton and a second site in Brantford.

Telephone

905 544-4320

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