Time: 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: : UFV U House (F125)
Scholarly Sharing Initiative
A series of monthly gatherings where members of the UFV community discuss their current scholarly work
Oct 25, 2017
From 1:15 – 2:45 pm in F125. Light lunch served – All welcome!
Wenona Hall and Adrienne Chan—Indigenous Youth and Land-based Resiliency
In our work with Seabird Island, which is ongoing, a Guiding Group (Elders, youth, knowledge holders, Band workers, research team members) charts the program of youth activities. Weekly activities are planned that expose youth to traditional teachings/activities as well as land stewardship responsibilities that are required for the continued existence of the Nation. Youth are also examining their youth culture and identifying their own goals to create spaces for belonging and contributing. Youth are taking pictures of themselves and their surrounding as they engage in the process of discovering who they are as youth, Indigenous youth, Seabird youth. This fall, the youth will assemble these pictures into a digital story that describes Who they are, which will be shared with family and community as a platform for further discussion and work. As youth connect with their community and the land, they connect with, and participate in the creation of, their future. Our work is grounded in Indigenous methodologies.
Cindy Jardine—Partnering with Indigenous Youth as Co-Researchers
Involving youth directly in research ensures true participation in the investigation of health issues that affect them and others in their communities, and provides them with a ‘voice’ in both identifying relevant issues and determining appropriate courses of action. Viewing health issues through their children’s eyes is seen by the communities as a powerful and effective means of creating awareness of health issues, and initiating actions for health and cultural promotion. The youth co-researchers also develop research and leadership skills, a more critical understanding of health challenges facing their community and a sense of ownership of the research.
Sponsored by and with the generous support of UFV Office of Research & UFV College of Arts
Event Location : UFV U House (F125)
Scholarly Sharing InitiativeDate(s): Wednesday, October 25
Time: 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
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