‘Traditional Healer’ speaks in Oyen

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Camille Pablo Russell, born on the Southern Alberta Blood Reserve, was guest speaker at three seminars hosted by Oyen Family Community Support Services (FCSS) along with his wife, Rio. Russell spoke on personal and spiritual development, mental health, generational trauma and implicit memory, using the Blackfoot Medicine Wheel and personal experiences, including one at the Big Stone Hall, south of Youngstown, Ab. Russell is a historian, was a teacher at the Glenbow Museum and spiritual advisor for the inmates at the Calgary Remand Centre, is an international speaker and a spiritual leader of a large group of a sun dancers and sun dance leaders from both Canada and Europe. He was the first ‘Traditional Healer’ for Alberta Health Services. Russell also spoke at the South Central High School in Oyen and in Empress. Ab. ECAReview/J.Webster

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