Lawrence Twain, a Traditional Elder from Mako - minising (Bear Island) in North-Eastern Ontario, Canada, will talk about how the Wisdom Wheel is used as a guide to help people understand the relationship and connection to all elements of life. He will also be discussing the teachings of Traditional Purification Lodges and Traditional Purification Circles. Lawrence advocates for Traditional Healing practices as a way to address problems and its causes through counseling in a Purification Lodge. Lawrence Twain believes that the teachings of our Traditional Clan Mothers, Traditional Elders and Traditional Pipe Carrier is valid and relevant in the 21st century.
Lawrence Twain is a Residential School survivor. Twain was taken way from his mother when he was 5 years old. He recently spoke in Winnipeg at the Truth and Reconciliation Gathering where First Nations people who had survived the horrors of being torn away from their families and traditional ways by officials from the church ru