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U of S Human Ecology - Week April 7-11

April 07, 2008

U of S Human Ecology Week April 7-11 Explores Link Between Environment and Community Identity

The University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) Prairie Region Health Promotion Research Centre (PRHPRC) will host Health in Harmony with the Environment April 7th to 11th to examine how community identity and natural environments affect one another.

The University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) Prairie Region Health Promotion Research Centre (PRHPRC) will host Health in Harmony with the Environment April 7th to 11th to examine how community identity and natural environments affect one another.

Local and international experts from around the world will present papers and discuss issues such as reclaiming indigenous identities, linking sustainable communities with healthy environments, and exploring Aboriginal and immigrant connections to the land.

The human ecology research week is presented by PRHPRC in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, International Women of Saskatoon, the Open Door Society, Global Gathering Place, the Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre, and several units at the U of S including the School of Environment and Sustainability, the School of Public Health, and the department of Native studies.

Presentation Schedule (all sessions open to the media):

April 7th Location: White Buffalo Youth Lodge (602 – 20th St. W)
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Healthy Communities, Healthy Environment: Speakers explore community well-being in the context of sustainable development, including presentations from New Zealand, Scottish, Ugandan, and Canadian Aboriginal researchers.
2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Indigenous Perspectives on Economic Development and Environment: Speakers probe tensions surrounding sustainable development for indigenous peoples and the need for local economic development opportunities in harmony with traditional relationships to land.
April 11th Location: Mayfair United Church (902 33rd St. W)
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Land, Belonging and Nomadic Identities: Women, Migration and Well-Being: A community round-table discussion featuring local and international struggles with identity.
April 11th Location: White Buffalo Youth Lodge
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Scottish Land Reform: Recovering Indigenous Identities: Alastair McIntosh, University of Strathclyde, explores Scotland’s past both as colonizer and colonized and contemporary land reforms designed to help the Scottish regain their identity as the indigenous people of Scotland.

For a detailed schedule and information about speakers, visit:
http://www.prhprc.usask.ca/Events/human-ecology-week

For more information, contact:

Dr Lewis Williams,
Director, PRHPRC
(306) 966-7842
or (306) 966-7932
lewis.williams@usask.ca

Caitlin Ward
U of S Research Communications
(306) 966-6058
cell: (306) 290-3257
caitlin.ward@usask.ca

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