~ From the UBC Learning Circle ~
Thank you for supporting the UBC Learning Circle in 2014. Your participation is why we are here. It has been an honour to bring you Indigenous-focused health and wellness education this year.
The UBC Learning Circle staff at the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health wish you and your family a happy, healthy holiday season. We look forward to providing more quality learning opportunities in 2015. See you in the New Year!
Sagayt K’üülm G̱oot, Of One Heart
Leah Walker, Kathryn Berry, Leena Minifie & Divina Ridley
2015 Learning Circles
January 6: Healing Addictions Through Culture & Community explores successful community wellness initiatives for healing from addictions. Alex Watts also discusses his recovery journey as documented in Dennis Allen’s film Crazywater.
January 13: Healing Touch from an Indigenous Perspective features Registered Massage Therapist Damian John speaking to the benefits of massage for healing & wellness, how touch is used in modern medicine and how this method of healing has been interrupted.
January 20: Meeting People Where They Are At: Harm Reduction 101 examines ways to reduce the negative effects of substance use on health. Presenters include St’at’imc Elder Gerry Oleman and Insite nurse Pamela Robertson (Boston Bar First Nation).
February 17: How to Address Family Violence Using The Medicine Bundle. Corinne Stone provides an introduction for workers who would like to assist in on-going efforts to address family violence and its impact on individuals, families, and communities.
February (TBA): National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation present tools from their addictions and assessment toolkits and discuss how to approach and use these tools from a counselling and addictions worker perspective.
March (TBA): Decolonizing Tobacco & Smoking Cessation. Pamela Robertson and Gerry Oleman return to explore the origins and cultural uses of tobacco while offering tips on how to reduce modern tobacco mis-use.