february, 2021

01feb3:00 pm4:00 pmNeurodecolonization, Mindfulness, and the Medicine Wheel: An Indigenous model of traditional wellnessA Cluster of Research Excellence Webinar


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Co-hosted by the UBC Eminence Cluster of Research Excellence in Culture, Creativity, Health and Wellbeing and The Centre for Mindful Engagement, Indigenous Education UBC

The Medicine Wheel is a symbol used to represent wholeness, balance, and the natural cycles of life. It consists of a circle with four quadrants: Mind, Body, Spirit, and Emotions. This presentation discusses how our wellness can be improved by combing Indigenous and Western evidenced-based sciences into the Medicine Wheel to examine how decolonizing our mindfulness practices, movement, sleep, humour, collectivism, mild biogenetic stress, fasting, environment, genes, food, and beliefs can improve our wellness.

Dr. Michael Yellow Bird is Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. He is a member of the MHA Nation (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) in North Dakota, USA. His research focuses on the effects of colonization and methods of decolonization, ancestral health, intermittent fasting, Indigenous mindfulness, neurodecolonization, mindful decolonization, and the cultural significance of Rez dogs. More information here.

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Free and open to the public – Everyone is welcome


(Monday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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