Cultural Teachings & Ceremonies

Monthly Cultural Teachings

Held monthly during the academic year, cultural teaching sessions for students and mentors cover topics such as the smudge ceremony, dream interpretations, the seven natural gifts and the sacred fire winter solstice. Every teaching session concludes with a sharing circle for participants.

Full Moon Ceremonies

This women's ceremony is held in the evening during each full moon throughout the year. For information please contact our centre.

Seasonal Ceremonies

At the beginning of each season Ongomiizwin Education brings together students mentors for a traditional ceremony and feast. Ceremonies are held on (or near) the fall equinox, winter solstice, spring equinox and summer solstice. Specific dates and details are announced in advance.


Sweatlodges are held four times a year. Special teaching sessions are held prior to the sweatlodge to prepare for the ceremony. Specific dates and details are announced in advance.

Guest Speakers

Ongomiizwin Education hosts a number of special events throughout the year that feature Elders and guest speakers from the Manitoba First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities.

Film Screenings

Ongomiizwin Education's film screening events showcase documentaries that address some of the issues relevant to First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. Open to the public, these events are led by the Elder-in-Residence and include time for discussion and debriefing.


The centre conducts hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, including mask making and medicine picking.