National Colloquium on Indigenous Knowledge and Aboriginal Health Research   February 25, 2013

On 12-13 March 2013, Integrative Science's Elders Murdena and Albert Marshall from the Mi'kmaw community of Eskasoni will be in Vancouver, BC, to attend the 2nd National Colloquium on Indigenous Knowledge and Aboriginal Health Research. The event is sponsored by AHRNetS (Aboriginal Health Research Network Secretariat) for the CIHR-funded NEAHRs (Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research) across Canada.  It is co-sponsored by territorial hosts Kloshe Tillicum (the BC NEAHR) and the Alberta NEAHR.  Elders Murdena and Albert will be joined by two other Mi'kmaw Elders, namely Sister Dorothy Moore from Membertou First Nation and Doug Knockwood from Shubenacadie First Nation.  Mr. Tuma Young, Assistant Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at Cape Breton University (CBU), along with CBU Professor Emerita (and retired CRC in Integrative Science) Dr. Cheryl Bartlett, will also attend. The Atlantic NEAHR, which is known as AAHRP (Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program) and is based at Dalhousie University, is sponsoring the participation of Elders Marshalls, Moore, and Knockwood, as well as Young and Bartlett. 

The Colloquium is by invitation only. Day 1 is a closed gathering of Elders and Indigenous Knowledge holders who have made significant and ongoing contributions to the NEAHRs.  On Day 2, they will be joined by investigators from the NEAHR centres across Canada, senior policy and decision-makers, community members, and representatives from Aboriginal organizations. Discussions from Day 1 will help guide and inform Day 2, in particular panels on "Indigenous Knowledge and Biomedical Applications" and "Epistemological Applications of Indigenous Knowledge Programs".  Day 2 will also feature large group discussions and break-out discussions.

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