The UBC Learning Circle welcomes everyone to be part of the learning journey!

We welcome you to take part in the UBC Learning Circle, an ongoing video conference and computer webinar initiative that encourages sharing knowledge about our health and well-being. The UBC Learning Circle is a partnership between the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health and the First Nations Health Authority. Our intention is to provide educational and informational opportunities to health care workers and professionals in First Nations communities. The knowledge comes from your sharing of successful health practices and interventions, speakers, researchers and other experts.

The topics we cover can often be sensitive or emotionally triggering. In particular, we recognize that Please make sure that you are looking after yourself. If at any point you feel that you need to talk to a friend, Elder, counselor, or family member: don’t hesitate to do so. Check out our Counselling Support Page.

Upcoming Sessions in 2021

A UBC Learning Circle series centered on exploring ways to adapt to our current pandemic reality while using technology to conduct and participate in ceremony in a virtual space. These sessions will take a look at the importance of Indigenous spirituality and how our communities across the province are creating innovative ways to uplift one another. Honoring balance and harmony with the land is central to Indigenous ceremonies and traditional practices; how can we ensure that this balance continues in a good way despite the challenges we are living through? What does this resilience look like within different Nations?…Register here 

In this roundtable discussion, panelists will take up Indigenous futurisms—the projection of Indigenous peoples into imagined futures—within the contexts of the “apocalypse.” Looking specifically toward cultural and political resurgence, they will discuss representations of the apocalypse in Indigenous literature, film, and new media while tracing out the practices of care and compassion that will sustain us in the age of the postapocalyptic…Register here 


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