Dene Ch’anié (‘the path we walk’): Indigenous Perspectives on Planetary Health
Wednesday | March 03, 2021 | 11:30 am–12:45 pmFree
Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Center for Spirituality and Healing, Circle of Indigenous Nations, Institute on the Environment, Office for Equity and Diversity, and Office for Public Engagement
Indigenous Peoples are resilient peoples who have honorably carried deep ecological knowledge over thousands of years. With wider planetary health movements taking hold, Dr. Redvers emphasizes the importance of ensuring a grounding in the stewardship practices, the relation building, and the innate sense of reciprocity embodied in traditional Indigenous knowledges around the globe. This presentation will discuss Indigenous perspectives on planetary health and greater sustainability movements through the Dëne Sųłıné concept of Dene Ch’anie.
About the speakers
Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH, is a member of the Deninu K’ue First Nation and has worked with various Indigenous patients and communities around the globe helping to bridge the gap between traditional and modern medical systems. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of North Dakota.
Tadd Johnson, JD was named the University of Minnesota’s first senior director of American Indian Tribal Nations Relations in 2019. Johnson is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he is director of the Tribal Sovereignty Institute and director of Graduate Studies in the American Indian Studies Department.