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Indigenous Voices: Traditional Practices and Ceremonies at End of Life


Nov 30, 2021 06:43 PM

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Holly Prince
HBSW, MSW, (PhD. Cand.) @Lakehead University
Holly Prince is an Anishinaabekwe and a member of Opwaaganisiniing in Northwestern Ontario. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Studies at Lakehead University. She works as a Project Manager at the Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health at Lakehead University, where she is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of palliative care education initiatives for Indigenous communities across Canada. Holly’s areas of research focus on decolonial and Indigenous education and Indigenous health and community-based research. For the past 16 years, her work focuses on improving end-of-life care in Indigenous communities.
Elder Gerry Oleman
Elder Gerry Oleman is a member of the St’at’imc Nation from Tsal’alh (Shalalth B.C.) and has been involved as a change agent for First Nations communities and agencies since 1976. His experiences include providing counseling for individuals, families, and groups, and providing leadership politically and administratively to his community and Nation. He hosts an Indigenous Health and Wellness podcast called Teaching in the Air. Gerry is also a member of the Elders Advisory Circle for the Canadian Virtual Hospice Indigenous Voices, LivingMyCulture.ca project. His teachings and stories can be viewed on the video clips at LivingMyCulture.ca.
Elder Betty McKenna
Elder in Virtual Residence @Canadian Virtual Hospice
Elder Betty McKenna touches others profoundly by generously sharing the traditional teachings she has learned from her grandmother and other elders. Anishnabae from the Shoal River Band in Manitoba, she reviews content for the Canadian Virtual Hospice website and provides guidance from an Indigenous point of view.