Nature for Wellness
Vix Medicatrix Naturae
The Healing Power of Nature
Vancouver Island Museum of Nature is proud to partner with THE RED ROAD LODGE in Winnipeg in creating a pioneer nature based healing project:
The Healing Journey
This is a gentle, non-invasive approach to healing. that encompasses traditional Indigenous culture, history, spirituality, traditional knowledge, art, drumming and the sounds of nature. Land based healing can take place when we reconnect or return to the land.
The land is the foundation of our Indigenous identity, but over generations of colonization, we have been disconnected and dispossessed from our traditional territories. EARTH VOICES is intended to be the first step in helping us reconnect with nature via HDTV, this ultra-high-definition digital cinematic
experience is showcased daily in our Healing Room.
It combines key components of traditional Indigenous Land Based Healing (Ecotherapy) with elements of sound and music therapy. This state-of-the-art audio-visual experience is complemented by field trips to Traditional Indigenous Lands throughout rural Manitoba and North Western Ontario. This program incorporates the four aspects of one's self; Mental, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual components.
Learn more about The Red Road Lodge here
January 30, 2022
"Mother Earth's Wellness"
Mindful Cinematic Ambiance
Vancouver Island Museum of Nature and Society is proud to provide KFN Health Centre - K'ómoks First Nation with our pioneering nature base set of "Mother Earth's Wellness" movies for use by the residential school survivors and their families as a therapeutic aid for mental distress and intergenerational trauma.
About K’ómoks First Nation
The K’ómoks First Nation is located in the heart of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Membership is currently just over 300 members within four clans: Sahtloot, Saseetla, Ieeksun and Puntledge. Two cultures are identified in our community: Coast Salish (Island-Comox speaking peoples) and Kwakwaka'wakw
(Kwak̓ wala speaking peoples). K’ómoks originally occupied sites in Kelsey Bay, Quinsum, Campbell River, Quadra Island, Kye Bay and along the Puntledge Estuary.