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IHACX-0004 – Humane Communities 4: Traditional Stories of Relationship between the Arikara  (IHACX-0004_2020)

Dimensions of Humane Communities: Intersections of Global Health & Social Justice 1

The fourth edition of the Dimensions of Humane Communities online lecture series is now available as a recording! Discounts still apply and upon registration, you will receive a link to view this important event.

The Arikara, or more accurately “Sahnish,” are a northern Great Plains tribe currently living on the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation in central North Dakota, USA. Until the late eighteenth century, the Arikara were one of the largest and most influential Native American groups on the northern plains. For centuries they have lived along the Missouri River, first in present South Dakota, later in what is now North Dakota. Genetic research also suggests that they may have spent time in southern Mexico.

Author and Nobel Prize winner, Doris Lessing, once described teaching stories, as the “most valuable of treasures in human heritage.” Teaching stories serve several functions: They provide important life lessons and enable to find solutions in everyday problems; remind us of our responsibilities and help shape our identity; they teach us about morality and courage; and the rewards and consequences of appropriate an inappropriate behaviour. In this session, Dr. Michael Yellow Bird (Arikara) will share a series of short teaching stories of the relationship between the Arikara people and the animal world. The stories are intended to nurture participant’s understanding of the important connection between humans and animals and how renewing this tradition can help restore this relationship.

About the Speaker: Dr. Michael Yellow Bird is Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. He is a citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold reservation in North Dakota. He has held faculty appointments in the Schools of Social Work at the University of British Columbia, University of Kansas, Arizona State University, and Humboldt State University, and was Professor of Sociology and Director of Indigenous Tribal Studies at North Dakota State University.

His research and community work focus on Indigenous Peoples health; Indigenous community-based organizations; the effects of colonisation and methods of decolonisation; implementing mindful decolonization approaches with Indigenous Peoples and settler allies; the cultural and social significance of Rez dogs; and integrating Indigenous ancestral and western sciences into the Medicine Wheel to create a unique model of social work practice.

Dr. Yellow Bird is the author of numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, and research reports. He is the co-editor of four books: For Indigenous Eyes Only: The Decolonization Handbook, 2005; For Indigenous Minds Only: A Decolonization Handbook, 2012; Indigenous Social Work around the World: towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice, 2008; and Decolonizing Social Work, 2013 (a 2014 “Choice Magazine” Outstanding Academic Title). He is the co-author of two forthcoming books: Decolonizing Holistic Pathways Towards Integrative Healing in Social Work and A Sahnish (Arikara) Ethnobotany.”

Please note we have special discounts available:

TeamIHAC - Current Students/Faculty/Staff of University of Denver (DU) receive free registration with code: TeamIHAC

IHACFriend - Alumni/Adjuncts/Field Supervisors of the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) or the Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) receive $5 off each individual webinar with code: IHACFriend

Humane3 – General public receives 20% off three webinars, when you purchase three together with code: Humane3

Humane3Friend – Alumni/Adjuncts/Field Supervisors of GSSW and IHAC receive 30% off three webinars, when you purchase all three together with code: Humane3Friend
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 454Waitlist Places Left: 0Fee: $20


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