CBRCanada Webinar: Indigenous Approaches - Being a Helper Where Invited
Time & Location
About the Event
Indigenous resurgence is about Indigenous families, communities, and nations reclaiming their teachings and practices. Each nation has protocols and worldviews based on sophisticated knowledge systems that live in our ceremonies, knowledge keepers, and land-based relations. The university can play a valued role in community-led and community-engaged research to support strength-based resurgence efforts. In this session, the role of university partner as helper will be discussed and some insights from successful projects shared.
*This event is for CBRCanada members only. If you are employed, studying, or affiliated with any CBRCanada member institution, you are already considered a member. Individuals whose institution is not on this list are welcome to register as an individual member, learn more here.
Sarah Wright Cardinal (Cree) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Child & Youth Care, University of Victoria. Her work centers the importance of healing from colonial disruptions to Indigenous identities and addressing these fractures with land and spirit-based teachings and practices that contribute to community wellness. She holds a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (2020-2023) with Pacheedaht Nation to develop a model of healthy youth identity development in a rural and remote Indigenous community. Informed by a previous project (2018-2019) to gather youth stories of mentorship with Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth knowledge keepers in preparation for the West Coast intertribal Canoe Journeys. She is also the co-lead on a BC Ministry of Child and Family Development funded project “Cultural Connections for Indigenous Children in Care” (2019-2021) to inform child welfare policy and practice. Sarah’s journey includes being raised away in the Sixties Scoop and coming home as an adult to learn from Elders, aunties, and knowledge keepers. She lives with her partner, 3 of their children, and one grandchild on reserve in Coast Salish territory.