With: Maria Campbell, Banakonda Kennedy-Kish & Gwendolyn Point
The ICS Collaborative is offering a series of four webinars featuring nationally recognized Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and Elders sharing insights into the wisdom needed to thrive in this era of disruption and environmental change. In this first webinar, the Grandmothers Speak, a Circle of Grandmothers will share the wisdom that the Ancestors have left for us in four rounds of discussion. The Grandmothers will introduce themselves, identify the warnings that the land, air, and water are providing to human beings, share the Medicines (teachings, practices) that strengthen hearts, spirits, minds, and bodies, and embrace a vision for a future of peace. Non-Indigenous people are invited to join the webinar as listeners and witnesses. Listening is a key component of traditional Indigenous teaching practices and an essential aspect of learning how to be a good ally.
About the Presentation: In celebration of National Indigenous Month and Pride Month, the Indigenous Cultural Safety Webinar Series invites you to sit in circle with Dr. James Makokis and Dr. Karina Walters to reflect on our understandings of and contributions towards cultural safety for Two Spirit and Indigiqueer peoples. Drawing on examples from research, community organizing, ceremonial resurgence and frontline practice, our guests will share knowledge aimed at informing individual and collective efforts to ensure culturally safe access to healthcare, social services and other social institutions, as well as to community and ceremonial spaces and supports for Two Spirit and Indigiqueer peoples. This webinar is meant to provide a foundation for additional webinars on Two Spirit and Indigiqueer cultural safety over the coming year.