Aug 30, 2023
This episode features Dr. Ed Connors, an Indigenous Psychologist of Mohawk ancestry from Kahnawake Mohawk Territory. He has worked with First Nations communities across Canada since 1982, in both urban and rural centres. His work over this time includes being Clinical Director for an infant mental health centre in the City of Regina, and Director for the Sacred Circle, a suicide prevention program developed to serve First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario. Dr. Connors’ most recent work has involved development of Indigenous Life Promotion Projects that includes Feather Carriers Leadership for Life Promotion. Dr. Connors works with Elders and has apprenticed in traditional approaches to healing.
In this episode, Ed speaks about his Two-Eyed Seeing education and training journey. Two-Eyed Seeing integrates both Indigenous and Western ways of knowing. This podcast took place at Ed's residence in southern Ontario. We began our visit with a ceremony and this recording took place on a sunny day, seated around a fire with the sounds of nature and the background.
FIRST PEOPLES WELLNESS CIRCLE
Indigenous Medicine Stories
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