UTM Maanjiwe Nendamowinan Building (formerly North Building) Room: 3230
  • November 8, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm

When: Thursday November 8th
Where: UTM Maanjiwe Nendamowinan Building (formerly North Building)
Room: 3230
Time: 10am-1pm (Lunch will be provided!)

Elder Be’sha will speak about the North West Territories and Artic First Nations communities and the issues these communities are facing.

Be’sha Blondin is an elder from the Sahtu Region of the NWT with 40 years of experience in indigenous traditional health and wellness. From her youth, Be’sha learned about environmental laws, traditional law, life skills, and knowledge and medicines of the land from her family and elders. She has worked with communities in the north and across Canada for over 35 years, delivering land-based healing programs; developing wellness plans; and teaching ceremonies, healing practices, cultural competency, and traditional knowledge approaches to wellness. Be’sha is an experienced healthcare administrator and program developer who has been involved in the development of many of the health programs that are still being delivered in the NWT today. In 2010, she founded Northern ICE to continue her work to strengthen Aboriginal communities in the north.