FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Blueberry River First Nations and Pomeroy Lodging have teamed up to host “Healing the Hoop,” a health and wellness conference based on Indigenous wellbeing foundations.

The three-day conference will take place from May 31st to June 2nd, 2022, at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre and include traditional and medicine leaders, healing guides, comedians, spa practitioners, inspirational locals and regional delegates.

Together with the not-for-profit Cultural Learning and Innovation Circle (CLIC), Pomeroy Lodging is the “Conference Host,” while Blueberry River FN is the “Community Host” and says they’re honoured to be part of the healing journey.

“Blueberry River FN is thrilled to co-host “Healing the Hoop” and participate in the truth and reconciliation processes to be part of the spiritual healing journey by supporting our communities and children,” BRFN Chief & Council said in a release.

“In the spirit of reconciliation, we look forward to learning cultural ways to join our Indigenous friends on the path to health, wellness, and self-sufficiency. Side by side on the journey to new beginnings,” said Kim Gravengard with Pomeroy Lodging.

According to a release, the conference aims to support the development of healthy and self-sufficient First Nation communities by encouraging the integration of aboriginal culture and modern approaches to wellness and community growth.

The conference’s focus is to provide individuals with the tools and/or processes to make positive changes in their lives, find the inner strength to improve their lifestyles, and feel inspiration and motivation from their ecosystem, CLIC said in a release.

Registration is $300 per person and includes a variety of workshops, keynote presentations, three lunches, two breakfasts, one ticket to the comedy evening, one ticket to the musical evening.

Registration forms will be available after April 5th or can be picked up at CLIC, located at 10511 100th Avenue.

For more information, contact Russ Beerling at  778-576-1230  or email ed@fsjclic.com.