Traditional Building Structures & Land-Based Education
Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle is an Algonquin woman from Timiskaming First Nation. She is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director at the Wakkebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She works with Indigenous communities in urban and rural settings with issues related to Indigenous health including culture, language, land-based learning, climate action, and policy analysis and development.
With COVID-19, many systemic issues have been brought to the forefront. Indigenous ways of knowing or TEK (traditional ecological knowledge) has many wise practices that are often overlooked by contemporary settler colonial society as not being relevant or contemporary. Dr. Mashford-Pringle will present how traditional building structures are a potential stop-gap solution for urban homelessness and reclaiming and passing on intergenerational knowledges for urban Indigenous youth. Land-Based Education can be associated to traditional building structures and simply being on the land. This webinar will be moderated by WBIIH Elder-in-residence Clayton Shirt.
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