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Syilx Wellness Practices 2-Part Workshop

Ended Dec 1, 2022

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Syilx Wellness Practices 2-Part Workshop

Dates and times:

Part 1: November 29 12:00-12:50 

Part 2: November 30 12:00-12:50 

You are encouraged to attend both sessions.

Location:  Zoom (The link will be emailed to you before the event. The link can also be found on the Canvas page however you will not have access until you register).

Audience: Faculty and staff of UBC Okanagan 

Description and presenters: Explore Syilx perspectives and practices in wellbeing with Elders Pamela and Wilfred Barnes. Pamela and Wilfred (Grouse) Barnes are Indigenous educators and knowledge keepers from Westbank First Nation. They are highly dedicated to preserving Syilx language, knowledge, and culture. Both are currently adjunct professors in the Faculty of Health and Social Development with UBC’s School of Nursing, where they facilitate cultural sensitivity training. Both also facilitate Syilx teachings for the public in partnership with Kelowna Heritage Museums, the Kelowna Art Gallery, Rotary Centre for the Arts and Regional Parks. Wilfred can often be found serving his community in various capacities to help empower aboriginal youth throughout the Okanagan Nation. Pamela is one of the founders of the WFN’s Sesisyusten School, works closely with local RCMP and has an academic background in Aboriginal government. Pamela strives to educate and mentor the next generations in all the work she does.

This workshop is being hosted by Workplace Health and Wellbeing, Human Resources for Thrive month with the support of Indigenous Programs and Services.

If you have any questions or accommodations requests, please email