Jidwa:doh - "Let's Become Again": Indigenous Health Care and the Healing of a Nation

Jidwa:doh - "Let's Become Again": Indigenous Health Care and the Healing of a Nation : Lecture @ St. Jerome's University
Speaker:Dawn Martin-Hill, PhD

In 2004, the International Indigenous Elders Summit was held at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory . The inspiration for the summit came from a gathering of Haudenosaunee women who decided that it was time to find solutions and develop strategies for the well-being of their communities. This forum helped address the effects of historical trauma and the path toward decolonization for Indigenous Peoples of the Americas . This lecture focuses on the ways in which traditional practices, Indigenous knowledge, and the Elders' understanding of trauma provide resources and strength to communities that are pursuing healing. In the area of health care, there remains a tension between western-scientific approaches to medicine and Indigenous medicine since health care is so wrapped up in our identity, and for that reason too often a cause for misunderstanding. In the spirit of the Haudenosaunee women who initiated the Elders Summit, we will consider strategies that will provide for the medical well-being of Indigenous communities.

Free Admission/All are Welcome/Wheelchair accessible
Location: St. Jerome's University, C.L. Siegfried Hall
Phone: (519) 884-8111, ext. 28259
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.


The Sweeney Lecture was established by St. Mary's General Hospital to
honour the memory of John Sweeney. It is funded by the St. Mary's
General Hospital and the St. Joseph 's Health System.


St. Jerome's University
290 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G3
43° 28' 12.6408" N, 80° 33' 24.3972" W
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