Akwesasne, Ontario, Canada & Akwesasne, New York, USA
Grief Recovery Groups
One step at a time, together.
With our mission always in mind, we strive to help individuals process their grief one loss at a time, one step at a time, together. The group setting helps bring forth awareness through discussions focused on exploring and sharing past experiences and actively working through their grief, while being in a safe and nurturing atmosphere.
Groups are 6 weeks long and are open to men and women over the age of 16.
2-3 hour sessions
REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED ALL THE TIME.
One on One Sessions
Healing at your own pace
At Aseshate:ka'te Grief Services, we are dedicated to offering services to anyone in need. One on One sessions are available to those who experienced a loss or trauma in the past 3-6 months and/or elders over 60 yrs old, ONLY.
One on One's are 6 weeks long and are open to men and women over the age of 16. They are by appointment only.
1 hour sessions
Continuous support on your
With this initiative, our goal is to help people maintain the fire renewed within themselves. The path to healing is a long one, and Aseshate:ka'te Grief Services will be available to those who want to continue their healing journey using our grief recovery program. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential.
Maintenance groups are offered once per month and is open to all past clients who completed the initial 6 week program.
3-4 hour group
Available for team work projects, conferences and workshops addressing intergenerational trauma and how to approach this sensitive topic by healing self by working through personal loss.
Must be booked 3 months in advance before weekly groups are scheduled.
Grief Recovery 3 day Program. Intensive program completing the 16 hour program in 3 day format. Available to other Indigenous communities. Contact for more information on this program offering and to stay connected while it is being developed and to be notified when it becomes available.
7 Day Fire Youth Camp
Aseshate:ka'te Grief Services was able to have the 7 Day Fire Youth and Elder Camp for the first time August 10-16, 2019 from a grant from the First Nations Development Institute. The camp was a day camp full of activities that helped youth learn about their culture and language, sense of belonging within the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and learn alternative and enriching ways to heal from grief, while also connecting with elders within the community.
The goal of the 7 day fire was to help create a healing community for our youth. This was accomplished by having workshops that promoted emotional, mental and physical well being and discussions around the fire that promoted spiritual and cultural awareness by learning about who they are as Haudenosaunee people.
Youth have different coping mechanisms in place when dealing with grief issues. They may have a harder time understanding what their feeling and sometimes feel misunderstood or alone in their grief. The 7 Day Fire broutght together youth to heal together utilizing cultural teachings and hands on activities while processing their grief.
The camp was for youth ages 13-18. After the 7
Day Camp all youth had access to a once per month support group for the remainder of the year.
Due to the pandemic in March 2020, the last two monthly groups and community dinner to celebrate their achievements were unable to be completed.
The Way Out
Launched January 2019!
The gathering spot for people who need somewhere to go for social contact, but aren't ready for large crowds. Bring a book to read, bring some crafts to work on, bring a friend.
Sometimes knowing we are not alone is enough to help us through our losses.
It is our hope that Aseshate:ka'te Grief Services can offer this service a few times per month and/or an occasional weekend event. We will also be offering cultural outreach services to the community as funding becomes available.
Vision board workshop (January 2019)
Essential Oils and Emotions workshop (March 2019)
Family Healing Hike (June 2019)
Lifting Our Minds Affirmations
-In Mohawk and English
*Completed August 2020!*
Companion Journal to Affirmations
Funeral Rites and Protocols of the Longhouse
-Booklet for the community of Akwesasne to understand the funeral rites of the Longhouse. Development of booklet was done with the assistance of the Mohawk Nation Longhouse.