Kelly Nicholas (Indigenous Services), Jan Longboat, Andrew Judge (Indigenous Medicine Garden)
The Indigenous Health & Well-being Initiative, The Indigenous Medicine Garden, and First Nations Studies at Western welcomed Jan Longboat on November 5th to present her talk “Indigenous planting practices and their connection to the health and well-being of Indigenous people”
Professor Valerie Wright St. Clair (third from left) met with IHWI members before her talk, Kaitiakitanga me Whanaungatanga” (Stewardship and Connectedness): Kaumatua and Kuia (Māori elders) health and wellbeing, on October 24.
On October 3rd, IHWI members had the opportunity to meet and talk with Sylvia McAdam and Erica Lee of Idle No More who shared with us that "the three core elements of Indigenous Nationhood are land, language and culture. We must do all that we can to protect these three and pass on our Indigenous knowledge to our young people".
Please join us for a special screening of the documentary film, Gifts from the Elders, written and produced by Professor Chantelle Richmond and Filmmaker James Fortier.
Sponsored by the Undergraduate Medical Students Association, this screening will take place at Western Film (UCC 2nd Floor) on January 29, 2014 at 11:30am. Free Admission.
For more information about the documentary, including film trailer, please go to: www.giftsfromtheelders.ca
The Inter-disciplinary Initiative (IDI) on Indigenous Health and Well-being at Western University (London, Ontario), is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Summer School on Community Based Research in Indigenous Health and Well-Being, to be held June 1-4, 2014.
This summer school is fundamentally concerned with ensuring that evidence collected through community based research is used to make real, lasting difference in the Indigenous communities we work with and for, with this year’s context bridging the local, national and international experiences.
Click here for more information and to download the application
IHWI 2013 Summer School Participants and Mentors