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".
How and why do processes of environmental change affect the health and social circumstances of Indigenous peoples in Canada and abroad? Chantelle Richmond, Director of Western’s Indigenous Health Lab, will discuss how the special connection between Indigenous peoples and the land is a global unifying theme, but how it can also enhance their vulnerability to environmental change.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. Please register online HERE by Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
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2013 Summer School Participants
2013 Summer School Mentors and Elders at Stony and Kettle Point First Nation