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Indigenous Science A Spiritual Path

Wed., Apr. 6, 2022 11:00 a.m. - Wed., Apr. 6, 2022 1:00 p.m.

Location: Online (Zoom)

Please join us on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 11:00 am-1:00 pm Saskatchewan (Mountain) Time for the latest lecture in the series “Indigenous Science A Spiritual Path”. Dr. Herman Michell will deliver the lecture and speak about land-based education and the deep spiritual connections of family and land. See attached poster.

This presentation is part of the 2022 “Whisperings of the Land” Indigenous Speakers series, organized by the Faculty of Education, where Indigenous speakers share their perspectives on Indigenous science, and how all teaching and learning is spiritually imbued. Dr. Herman Michell will focus on the bridging of Western Science and Indigenous Knowledge. Woodland Cree culture, worldview, knowledge system, language, ceremonies, values, songs, dances, and way of life are rooted in the land. Dr. Michell will highlight the importance of integrating Indigenous Knowledge systems in science education as a way to motivate First Nations learners to pursue the pure and applied sciences where they are highly under-represented. Please register for zoom link.

Register here by April 6 for this free Zoom Presentation:

Topic: Indigenous Science -- A Spiritual Path

Time: Wednesday, April 6., 11:00 am-1:00 pm Saskatchewan (Mountain) Time

Presenter: Dr. Herman Michell

Bio: Herman J. Michell, PhD is a member of the Barren Lands Cree Nation, former Executive Director of the Northern Teacher Education Program -- Northern Professional Access College, and is originally from the small fishing/trapping community of Kinoosao on the eastern shores of Reindeer Lake in northern Saskatchewan. Dr. Michell is a university educator, published author, researcher, consultant, lecturer, and conference speaker. Dr. Michell shares the view that ‘Land-based Education is not a trend’. It is a life-giving force critical to the survival of the Cree peoples. Cree culture, worldview, language, ways of knowing, stories, ceremonies, values, beliefs, and practices are rooted in the land. The land is considered a teacher and healer. Dr. Michell is a writer with numerous published books and articles. He grew up on Reindeer Lake, Treaty 10 territory. He is a member of the Barren Lands First Nation. Dr. Michell studied in 4 Universities. In 2008, he completed a PhD in Education from University of Regina in Curriculum and Instruction - Cree culture and School Science. He has a Master Degree in Education from the University of British Columbia (1998). He also completed courses in Education Psychology and Special Education from UBC and the U of M. Dr. Michell initially obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from University of Winnipeg in 1990.

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