Program & Level: Indigenous Studies Level III
As a social science student, I don’t often get to explore the world of health and medicine. It was important to me that I learn more on this subject not only for the sake of education but also for myself as a Métis woman. I hope people learn or expand their previous knowledge on the importance of land as it relates to Indigenous health. Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island have been the protectors and preservers of this land for a very long time. Connection to the land is incredibly important in any aspects of everyday life, including medicine and health. Due to climate change this connection is growing weaker and needs to be protected. It is important to bring awareness and to advocate for our future generations to have access to traditional lands and medicines.