Wednesday, June 5, 2019
With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ International Keynote Speakers Support Fund
Indigenous Peoples have a long and important history of engaging in contemplative and mindfulness practices in daily and ceremonial life. However, during different periods of European and American colonization, many of their sacred and secular practices were deliberately destroyed, leaving many communities without the cultural approaches they had used for millennia to heal and restore well being. In this keynote address, Dr. Yellow Bird will present the idea of Neurodecolonization, a set of strategies that call upon, or provide a means for tribal communities to engage in traditional, Indigenous, contemplative practices and explain how these contribute to well being.
- Michael Yellow Bird, MSW, PhD, Director, Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Studies Program, North Dakota State University