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  • January 26, 2021 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Healing Medicine: (Re) Discovering Ceremony at the End 0f Life

Ceremony is an integral form of medicine for many Indigenous people. In an effort to eradicate Indigenous peoples from Turtle Island, ceremonies were prohibited and criminalized by colonial governments. This impacted a vital aspect of Indigenous people’s identity and restricted access to the healing medicine of ceremony. Relationships with ceremony have been variable throughout many Indigenous peoples lives. The desire to practice ceremonies at the end of one’s life journey is strong not only in Indigenous people who have lived with ceremony but also in those that have not. I will share stories and experiences facilitating access to ceremony at the end of life for Indigenous people who have profoundly different life experiences.

Dr. Michael Anderson and Mr. Leonard Benoit poster pdf