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Incorporating Aboriginal Wisdom to Promote Ecoliteracy

BY JUNE KAMINSKI
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 24, 2016

Ecological sustainability is a goal of many Canadian organizations and professionals, including nurses. The most logical source of sustainability wisdom that promotes ecological wholeness are traditional Aboriginal teachings and philosophies. Nursing educational programs are beginning to incorporate Aboriginal wisdom into curriculum to promote holistic nursing care of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people and to help evolve ecoliteracy. Nursing faculty follow a mandate to teach students to be active agents of advocacy for global issues including environmental health and ecology.

This Pechakucha by June Kaminski addresss how students create content to help nurses explore ecological issues and engage in the process of finding solutions to critical issues, and how Aboriginal wisdom supports this. It also explore show the Canadian Nurses for Health of the Environment encourages all Canadian nurses to become involved in promoting ecological sustainability on a national level.

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From Woodpile to Small Business

BY TYLER REID
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 04, 2015

Tyler Reid with his father Kevin. When Tyler was fourteen he created Tyler’s Firewood Company. He has an unbridled passion for wood collecting and preparing wood for fires. His passion is limited only by a moderate learning disability that has become his strength not his weakness.  Tyler has learned not to be affected by pointing, laughing, or bullying.  He has learned passion perseverance, determination and love, the love all things good, especially wood collecting.