Ongoing Initiatives

February 10, 2019

Notions and Bundles: The Biases and Gifts We Bring to a Blanket of Cultural Respect

              Notions and Bundles: The Biases and Gifts We Bring to a Blanket of Cultural Respect is a three-hour, open-ended and strengths-based workshop designed to encourage storied critical self-reflection about cultural respect, especially as enacted by non-Indigenous settler peoples with Indigenous children, families, communities and people. The workshop is anchored in two simple premises. First, every person has biases and gifts, both of which inform cultural relationships. Second, when heads, hands, AND …

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January 10, 2019

Northern BC Indigenous Youth Science & Health Camp

  Registration is open now through to May 31st, 2019 for the Northern BC Indigenous Youth Science & Health Camp! Successful applicants will be chosen based on first come first serve and with respect to geographic diversity, and parents will be contacted with the official camp registration forms in early June. See how to apply below:

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December 20, 2018

Continuing Conversations around Health, Community and Creative Expression: Envisioning Health with Nadleh Whut’En

The “Envisioning Health” partnership project with Dr. Terri Aldred and the northern BC community of Nadleh Whut’En continues to develop in exciting and creative ways as we close out 2018. We recently spent another evening together, sharing food and laughter, creating winter and holiday-themed cards, and talking about ideas and themes for future gatherings. As the evening came to a close, community members used colourful scrapbook paper to write ideas for future art and health topics, as well as …

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June 11, 2018

Envisioning Health with Nadleh Whut’En

The Health Arts Research Centre is very excited to share about a recently developed partnership project with Dr. Terri Aldred, Indigenous Family Physician, and the northern BC community of Nadleh Whut’En. ​The “Envisioning Health with Nadleh Whut’En” project began in the spring of 2018 and will gather monthly over the coming year, employing arts, community- and strengths-based approaches to explore what optimal health and wellness means to community members of all ages. Evening gatherings include socializing around a meal and participating in individual and group expression through a variety of …

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