Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack

Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack

Workshop Facilitator

Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack is a recent graduate in iyiniw pimâtisiwin kiskeyihtamowin (ipkDoc) doctoral program at University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills, who is currently with the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, as an Indigenous scholar: Practices in Visual Arts and Literacy.

WORKSHOP TITLE : Art, Language and Ceremony: Indigenous Knowledge and Restoring Balanc

DESCRIPTION : What does the ohtisiy (belly button), Cree language, and art have to do with restoring balance within our health and well-being? In Western health systems the physical is often separated from the spiritual, mental, and emotional aspects of health and well-being. In many ways this contributes to Indigenous peoples being isolated from their traditional worldviews of living a good life. Lana Whiskeyjack, an interdisciplinary nêhiyaw artist and scholar from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, will share through oral narratives and digital storytelling the great importance of nêhiyawewin (Cree language), ceremony, and art as our own medicines in restoring balance and connecting to our iskwewowin (womanhood).