Please join us at ilhenaylhs chet s7elji –
Nourishing Our Ancestors’ Dreams:
2nd International Indigenous DOHaD Gathering
Wednesday Aug 24 –
Friday Aug 26, 2022
Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue; The Roundhouse; and other locations in downtown Vancouver, BC Canada
Indigenous communities and community members from Canada and beyond are invited to join us as we share and learn together about supporting Indigenous women, mothers, infants, parents, grandparents, and communities to ensure healthy pregnancies, healthy babies, and healthy futures for all Indigenous peoples.
ilhenaylhs chet s7elji (Nourishing Our Ancestors’ Dreams) is a gathering that will bring together Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Holders, community members, parents, midwives & doulas, health & social services practitioners, and academic researchers to share what we are learning and doing to revitalize cultural teachings, practices and traditions, and establish new ways of supporting moms, babies and families in communities.
This is not your typical academic conference!
ilhenaylhs chet s7elji features:
- interactive and relational knowledge sharing sessions
- presentations and teachings from Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Holders, academics, and community leaders
- cultural supports for Elders, Knowledge Holders and community members
- opportunities to learn about and experience cultural practices of the Host Nations: xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
We aim to provide a safe, comfortable space for Indigenous community members and practitioners to come together with researchers to share their knowledge and learn from each other.
We look forward to welcoming you!