Healing from the Land - An Indigenous Exploration
September 22, 2021
Time: Wednesday: 6 – 7:30 p.m. (EDT) / 3– 4:30 p.m. (PDT)
Credits: 1.5 Category A (Pending)
Open to: Students NDs Health-care practitioners
Indigenous Peoples are resilient peoples with deep traditional knowledge and healing traditions that span millennia. Yet, in the spirit of scientific hegemony that has pervaded most branches of Western science and clinical practice, distinctive worldviews have not been adequately honored. In this presentation, Indigenous methodologies and ‘ways of knowing’ will be discussed through the lens of traditional counselling with a special focus on land-derived healing approaches.
Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH
Dr. Redvers is a graduate of CCNM, as well as a graduate from the University of Lethbridge, where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree with pre-medical requirements. She is currently doing a Masters of Public Health (MPH) at the Dartmouth Institute For Health Policy & Clinical Practice through the Geisel School of Medicine in Hanover, NH. Dr. Redvers has a passion for health work in the developing world, and has volunteered on mobile clinics offering integrative medicine in Africa, Asia, and Central America over the last ten years. She is currently the Board Chair of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation, a registered Canadian charity with the mandate of culturally reviving traditional and Indigenous-based healing services and practices in the north. Dr. Redvers is a published author of the trade paperback, The Science of the Sacred: Bridging Global Indigenous Medicine Systems and Modern Scientific Principles, North Atlantic Books (March. 2019), and has been published in academic journals.