Stories to Inspire

The General Authority will be holding a webinar for directors and staff only with Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Session Info:

Dr. Yellow Bird from the Centre for Mindful Decolonization and Reconciliation (CMDR) will speak about using mindfulness practices to address Indigenous Peoples’ health disparities and reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and settlers.

*If you are a General Authority agency staff member who would like to be registered:

Please email

Monica.mazur@gov.mb.ca.

Biography:

Dr. Yellow Bird is a celebrated scholar, author, inspirational teacher and passionate advocate for decolonization, Indigenous social innovation and creativity, and institutional and environmental systems change. Dr. Yellow Bird is Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. He is also a member of the MHA Nation (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) in North Dakota. He has held faculty appointments at the University of British Columbia, University of Kansas, Arizona State University, Humboldt State University, and North Dakota State University.

Dr. Yellow Bird’s research focuses on the effects of colonization and methods of decolonization, ancestral health, Indigenous mindfulness and contemplative practices, among other areas.

The General Child and Family Services Authority, along with the Metis Authority, is partnering with Dr. Yellow Bird to develop a groundbreaking new course on mindfulness decolonization.