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An Indigenous Micro – to Meta-Narrative: Microbes and Social Equity – Dr. Nicole Redvers
February 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm| Free
About the speaker: Dr. Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH, is a member of the Deninu K’ue (pronounced “Deneh-noo-kweh”) First Nation tribe from northern Canada and is currently an assistant professor in the department of family & community medicine at the University of North Dakota’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She is co-founder and chair of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation based in the Canadian North which was awarded the $1 million-dollar 2017 Arctic Inspiration Prize for their work with the homeless and those most vulnerable. Dr. Redvers has been actively involved at the international level promoting the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives in planetary health, and has numerous publications including the trade paperback book titled, ‘The Science of the Sacred: Bridging Global Indigenous Medicine Systems and Modern Scientific Principles’.
About the seminar: Indigenous Peoples have scientific narratives and traditions that span thousands of years rooted within concepts of relationship. The microbial microcosm itself is a lens of relationship that situates us as humans within our own communities and in the biome of the planet. How these relationships intersect and how we view them as an evolution of knowledge in theory and practice impacts how we view equity and its applications in the scientific process. This seminar will seek to bridge Indigenous knowledge traditions and scientific discourse with the intent of situating microbes and social equity within a larger relationship within research and practice.
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