PechaKucha Presentation

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June Kaminski

BSN-Post Baccalaureate Coordinator, Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey

Incorporating Aboriginal Wisdom to Promote Ecoliteracy

PRESENTED ON MAR 24, 2016
IN SURREY @ VOL 6

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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Modern Aboriginal Art

BY REX WINSTON WALFORD
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 13, 2014

Rex Winston Walford, as an adopted indigenous aboriginal of Australia embraces the best of his heritage and modern lifestyle to produce aboriginal art that is clean and the style is geometric and elegant

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Be the Change You Want To See

BY JOSIE FARRER
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 02, 2015

Listen to the amazing story of one women and how her culture and inner strength have gotten her where she is now - an positive example for her people and for all people. 

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18 Things I've Learned Along the Way

BY JELANI MEMORY
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Speaker Jelani Memory emparts on us 18 words of wisdom, that is, what he has learned along the way during his time spent as founder at Circle Media Inc.

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Making a Difference and Looking Ahead

BY JENNIFER HALL
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 13, 2016

Listen to four short success stories from a program in Broome, MADALAH House, an organisation that supports young indigenous australians through training, skill building, and most importantly direct mentoring.  

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Polishing the Mirror

BY ERIN MCGUIRK
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2016

Erin McGuirk shares the incorporation of the Buddhism into her life journey and the eightfold factors of the Buddhist path.


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Closer To Something

BY GARY RICKE
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 11, 2016

Gary Ricke was contemplating reaching 50 years of age when, on his actual birthday, he heard the story of Joshua Prager and his book, 100 Years: Wisdom from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life. These observations on the topic of aging changed everything Gary had ever thought about getting older, so, for “Closer to Something,” he decided to pair his life story with some of the universal truths expressed over the centuries.

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Kinship

BY JANDAMARRA CADD
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

"The money, the things, the titles, the dates - they are all limitations the try to separate us. But we are one people, with one heart, and we are walking together."


In Kinship from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 18Jandamarra Cadd shared some of his paintings, which depict aspects of the human condition and his vision of using art to create harmony, empathy, respect and understanding for all people. is an Aboriginal Australian Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung descendent, and an inspirational man with many stories to tell. With his vibrant and expressive portraitures, Jandamarra’s art is a powerful medium to bridge the story telling divide between Aboriginal and mainstream Australia. After enduring a challenging childhood, painting has been a way of life that has enabled him to express his creativity. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016. 

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The Wisdom in the Room

BY JUSTIN COHEN
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 21, 2016

Justin Cohen presented about finding 3 things that make you want to change who you are, what you want to achieve and how you plan to do it. He made his presentation interactive and invited 3 members of the audience to share their 3 things briefly. 

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Restoring a coastal wetland or “how to turn a swamp into a wetland”

BY MIKE NICHOLAS
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

Ex CSIRO, Mike Nicholas continues work with Mungalla Aboriginal Corporation outside Ingham to make their country healthy.  This work is ground breaking, award winning and, improviing Great Barrier Reef water quality.