Full course description
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.
Date: November 18, 2021
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