Justice - Healing Together - Gathering Wisdom Conference

 

The Healing Together with Land and Culture: Gathering of Wisdom event was hosted by Kwanlin Dün First Nation on March 25-27, 2014. The gathering was funded by Health Canada.

The successful gathering offered the opportunity for wellness staff from First Nations and other agencies, Elders, youth and other community member to come together and share what they knew about healing with a focus on land, culture and community.

The Longhouse of the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre was full to the brim with participants and speakers from all over the Yukon, North BC, NWT, Saskatchewan, Quebec and New Brunswick.

Conference Materials

There were many interesting presentations at the event. Powerpoints for a number of these are available below.

A film, video clips of the speakers and printed materials about the information shared at the event are also being developed and will be posted on this page when available.

Background reports

Additionally, participants were provided with many evaluations and other reports about land-based healing. These background material are available on the webpage for Kwanlin Dün’s Jackson Lake Wellness Team. This video was produced after the 2014 Healing Conference in Whitehorse, Yukon and was premiered at the 2016 Healing Together conference also in Whitehorse, Yukon. This documentary highlights a national conference they hosted in 2014 to share their work with other First Nations across Canada. View the video on YouTube here: Gathering Wisdom

Photos by Jennifer Ellis