Community Learning & Practice: Native Ways of Thinking, Knowing, Being

12:00-1:00pm CT Thursday, September 23, 2021 Online


Presented by the KU First Nations Student Association, the KU School of Social Welfare Toni Johnson Center for Racial and Social Justice, and The Commons

Dr. Melissa Holder, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska | Assistant Professor, KU School of Social Welfare
Laurie Ramirez, MSW, Ojibway | Associate Professor of Practice / Liaison to Native Communities, KU School of Social Welfare

“What is the duty of humans? If gifts and responsibilities are one, then asking ‘What is our responsibility?’ is the same as asking ‘What is our gift?’ It is said that only humans have the capacity for gratitude. This is among our gifts.”
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

What can practicing well-being teach us?
What are the relationships between well-being and reciprocity?

Learn about human-centered approaches to healing and restorative therapies adopted to overcome historical and individual trauma. Following the presentation, participants may share their own practices for healing, restoration, and transformation. We hope to build community and skills for self-care and healing in more and meaningful ways.

Community Learning & Practice is presented by KU First Nations Student Association and The Commons to offer space for building understanding around topics resonating with researchers at KU and in public life in 2021. These sessions lead with Indigenous values and practice, including reciprocity, relationship, and reconciliation.

Link to Register on Zoom.

Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Activity, Discussion, Framing the Dialogue