Fresh Tracks hosted the webinar, Indigenous Ways of Knowing and COVID Recovery with Nature’s Healing Power, on Wednesday, June 17 from noon to 1 pm ET.
Here is a recording of the webinar.
The health and well-being of Indigenous communities have always been deeply rooted in connectedness with nature. Discussing spiritual practices, connection to nature, nourishment, and care for the land, honor traditional indigenous knowledge and allow us to learn lessons of resilience. Now more than ever people can learn from indigenous ways of knowing nature’s healing power as a means of COVID-19 recovery. The webinar featured perspectives from Native Americans in Philanthropy, John Hopkins University Center for American Indian Health, and Fresh Tracks youth leaders.
Fresh Tracks is a program of the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions at the Aspen Institute in partnership with Native Americans in Philanthropy, the Children & Nature Network, and Center for Native American Youth. The mission of the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions is to support community collaboration – including collective impact – that enables communities to effectively address their most pressing challenges.
Juan Martinez, Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute and Fresh Tracks Director
Cathy Jordan, Consulting Research Director, Children & Nature Network
Erik Stegman, Carry the Kettle First Nation – Nakoda Tribe, Executive Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy
Jerreed Ivanich, Metlakatla Indian Community of Alaska (Tsimshian), PhD, Assistant Scientist at John Hopkins University Center for American Indian Health
Kimberly Pikok, Iñupiat Tribe, Fresh Tracks Leader, Wildlife Technician/College Intern at North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management
Trenton Casillas-Bakeberg, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Fresh Tracks Leaders, cofounder, One Mind Youth Movement