Anishinaabe Teachings Weekend, November 9th to 11th, 2018

Dear Everyone,

“Who is this?” is something that you may be wondering, since it has been some time since I wrote a blog post and published it. Why, it’s Dr. Conrad Sichler, that’s who!

I am excited to extend to you an offer to come and learn with this man, Ken Courchene:

Elder Ken Courchene

Elder Ken Courchene

I am excited to be able to welcome Ken and his son Justin from Manitoba to Burlington to share some traditional teachings of the Anishinaabe. I have known Ken and Justin for about ten years now, and can vouch for his kindness and wisdom and welcoming nature. He is a Sundance Chief and a member of the Medewiwin Society.

Ken has asked me to share that he would like our gathering to be a time of self-discovery, through dreams and our sharing of this life on this land together.  We will see how we can understand ourselves as one large human family, and how each of us is one of many, many children of the Earth.

Each of us has a spirit, which can be seen in our smile, in the glint in our eye, and in the feelings in our hearts.  Many people have their spirit injured or broken though trauma, drama, illnesses, and the challenges of life.  As we gather this weekend, we will share a time of healing though the group that we create together.

Now that the snow is coming, the elders have permission to share the instructions for how we can behave towards one another and to the Earth that are contained within Anishinaabe teachings.

The Details:

When?   November 9th to 11th, 2018.

Where? Santosha Yoga, 541 Brant St., Burlington, Ontario

Cost? $120 plus HST ($135.60 total)


November 9th – 7 to 9:30 pm

November 10th – 1 to 6 pm

November 11th – 10 am to 1 pm

Your payment of the cost for the weekend will reserve your spot.

You can pay with cash (which you can drop off at the Sweet Medicine clinic at 672 Brant St., Suite 301), or by cheque which you can drop off or mail (the clinic address continues as Burlington, ON, L7R 2H3), by Interac e-transfer (to or via credit card (by calling the clinic at 905-333-5001 and giving the staff your card information).

The fee is to cover the travel costs of the teachers from Manitoba, plus accommodation, space rental, and an honorarium to them for their time and knowledge.

There are a limited number of spots available because of the size of the space we have, so if you are interested, reserve your spot today to avoid missing out on this amazing opportunity.

If you feel a powerful pull to go but you have difficulty with the fee, please e-mail me at and let me know about your situation.  No-one will be refused entry to our gathering based on cost alone.




If you are going to come to the gathering, you can contribute to the energy of the group by paying close attention to your dreams in the next few weeks, writing them down, and sharing them when we meet on Friday night.