Indigenous Awareness Weeks focuses on wellness – McGill Reporter

Indigenous Awareness Weeks focuses on wellness – McGill Reporter

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202035 Views

2020 edition features virtual Pow Wow and traditional healing presentation

September 22, 2020

When the First Peoples’ House team pondered how to adapt this year’s Indigenous Awareness Weeks to the harsh reality of a pandemic, they scaled back their usual two-week comprehensive program to a couple of virtual celebrations.

What did not change was their focus on wellness.

“Right now, there’s a lot of focus on people staying well – mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually,” said Thomasina Phillips, interim manager of First Peoples’ House, which is known as the home-away-from-home for Indigenous students at McGill. “So these events are aiming to support that goal.”

Read More: https://reporter.mcgill.ca/indigenous-awareness-weeks-focuses-on-wellness/

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