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NEW RESOURCE JUST RELEASED…Mental Health explained in the Low German language. Watch it here. Please complete the survey following the video. Your feedback is invaluable as we develop these resources.

A HISTORY OF MIGRATIONS

The Low German Mennonite migration from Latin America to Ontario is the most recent leg of a migratory history that began in the 1500s in Europe.

RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL UNDERSTANDINGS

Low German speaking Mennonites who have come to Ontario from Latin America are a part of a rich religious tradition with a long history. The formal aspects of religious life are expressed in church activities, but the very fabric of daily colony life is religious as well.

HEALTH IN A COLONY CONTEXT

Some Low German families seek medical interventions only when home remedies or their community’s lay practitioners are unable to resolve the issue.

EDUCATION IN A LOW GERMAN MENNONITE COLONY CONTEXT

In the Latin American Mennonite colony, the village school is an important institution in the perpetuation of colony life.

RELATING WITH LOW GERMAN-SPEAKING MENNONITES FROM LATIN AMERICA

Suggestions for service providers.