First Fridays are an exclusive, Members-only opportunity to come together for an action-packed hour of education, networking and fun on the first Friday of every month.

In August 2022, our First Friday will include the following topics and activities:

Elder Philip Paynter (Ogimaa Binesii), Ininiwak Nation

Elder Philip Paynter is from Norway House Cree Nation and is a fourth degree Midewiwin of the Minwewewigan Lodge. Elder Paynter served for many years as a spiritual advisor and Elder at Stony Mountain Penitentiary. He is also a retired cultural teacher having taught young people about tradition and spirituality at the Niji Mahkwa School in Winnipeg, MB, and a former counsellor for First Nations students at all levels in the education system.

Elder Paynter is a member of the National Turtle Lodge Council of Elders and Knowledge Keepers.


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