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Event: Challenging Perspectives on Wellbeing — The Impact of Disconnectedness Webinar
Date: September 27th 2021 (Monday) / 5:15pm – 6:30pm (PST)
Registration: Register for free on eventbrite
To commemorate Orange Shirt Day (September 30th), recently recognized as “The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”, PCHC-MoM and UBC Transcending Boundaries and First Nations House of Learning will co-host a webinar featuring Indigenous perspectives on wellbeing. Confirmed panelists include Elder Larry Grant (Adjunct Prof., First Nations and Endangered Languages and Elder-in-Residence at UBC; of Musqueam and Chinese heritage),Dr. Margaret Moss (Assoc. Prof., UBC Nursing, and Director, First Nations House of Learning at UBC; of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations of North Dakota and the Canadian Sioux of Saskatchewan); and Ms. Coreen Paul (Director of Health Programs, Musqueam Nation). Ms. Marny Point (Coordinator of the Indigenous Teacher Education Program and PhD candidate at UBC Education; of Musqueam Nation) will moderate the panel.
Elder Grant, Dr. Moss, Ms. Paul, and Ms. Point will discuss the roles of family, community, and heritage, to one’s sense of identity and belonging, among many determinants of health and wellbeing. They will highlight the disruptive impact of the “Indian Residential School” system, through its systematic disconnecting of multiple generations of Indigenous children from their families, communities, language and culture.
Elder Larry Grant was born and raised in Musqueam traditional territory by a traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam family. Larry is the Elder-in-Residence at UBC’s First Nations House of Learning. He is a Faculty Fellow at St. John’s College, and the inaugural Honorary Life Fellow for Green College. He presently assists in revitalizing hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ in the Musqueam Language and Culture Department.
Dr. Margaret Moss PhD, JD, Hidatsa/Dakhóta is Director of the First Nations House of Learning at the University of British Columbia. She holds nursing & juris doctorates & has published an award winning, 1st ever nursing textbook on American Indian health, and a second on Health Equity (both Springer Pub). She has given over 150 presentations.
Ms. Coreen Paul is the Health Director of Musqueam Indian Bands’ Health programs. She is a proud member of the Musqueam Indian Band. Ms. Paul belonged to and participated in many committees such as the Vancouver Coastal Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee. She currently sits on the Board of the First Nations Health Directors Association & the Vancouver Coastal Regional Table.
Ms. Marny Point is the Urban Program Coordinator for NITEP, UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education program. She is also an instructor of the introductory Indigenous education courses and is a Lecturer in the First Nations and Endangered Languages program, teaching the intermediate level of the Coast Salish traditional Musqueam language course, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓. Ms. Point is from the Musqueam band, of the Coast Salish people.