Lapskahasit Cihkonagc, Nancy Harn, Stel Raven and Jenny Rowett
Title of Keynote Panel: “Research for Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon: A sharing circle with Ntutemok.”
When: March 21st 2019
Time: 9:30 – 10:30
Location: UNB Fredericton Campus (Wu Center – Aitken Room)
Description: This Sharing Circle will provide an opportunity for Ntutemok to share experiences of decolonizing research practices while providing recommendations for Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon as research findings are utilized to affect change in various spaces.
- Ntutemok is a Wolastoqey word meaning my friends who are helping me/co-researchers
- Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon is a Wolastoqey word meaning actions toward truth
Lapskahasit Cihkonagc (Christopher Brooks) is a Wolastoqi Elder, Sacred Pipe Carrier, and Sweat Lodge Conductor from Sitansisk (St. Mary’s community). He shares Indigenous Knowledges, including Traditional Aboriginal spirituality and ceremony, with all Peoples. He recently completed the Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker program at Eastern College and he has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from STU.
Nancy Harn is a Mi’kmaw mother and grandmother from Ugpi’ganjig (Eel River Bar community). She is a MEd Candidate in the Faculty of Education at UNB where she is currently completing her counselling practicum through the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC). She is a co-founder and the Wellness Coordinator for Ntulsonawt Wellness Centre at MWC.
Stel Raven, MSW, is from NunatuKavut. Currently residing in New Brunswick, they run a private practice specializing in complex trauma and issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Jenny L. Rowett is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Education at UNB. She is a Licensed Counselling Therapist, yoga and meditation teacher, and university instructor. She is a co-founder of Ntulsonawt Wellness Centre, and she is on a co-learning journey with Indigenous Elders, community members, and scholars in her doctoral work