Special Series - Shxw'éyelh

Thumbnail image for Duncan Blog Image 250pxBeginning April 23rd, tune in for a week long special series:  Shxw'éyelh - Stories of Health and Healing in First Nations communities.  These stories are produced by UBC journalism students participating in CBC's Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities class where students are taught First Nations' ethics, histories and politics.

(Shxw'éyelh is a Halkomelem word that means "to be healthy")
 
Monday, April 23 - The Early Edition

Join CBC's Duncan McCue and UBC student Kate Adach as they talk about the series, the students and the stories.

Tuesday, April 24 - The Early Edition; On The Island, Daybreak South & Daybreak North


CHOCOLATE LILY GARDENS -THE STORY OF RICE ROOT
   
How a young Squamish Nation woman is using traditional plant knowledge and academic expertise to restore wetlands and bring back the chocolate lily, a traditional staple food that could reduce diabetes.

 

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CHOCOLATE LILY GARDENS -THE STORY OF RICE ROOT  
How a young Squamish Nation woman is using traditional plant knowledge and academic expertise to restore wetlands and bring back the chocolate lily, a traditional staple food that could reduce diabetes.

 

Wednesday, April 25 - The Early Edition, Daybreak South & Daybreak North
RAISING FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER GRANDCHILDREN
How Aboriginal grandparents raising their grandchildren are learning to care for kids diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, at a unique support group in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

 

Thursday, April 26 - The Early Edition
FIRST NATIONS COURT
Can Squamish Nation health workers and a provincial court judge --- working together in First Nations Court --- find better rehabilitation options for offenders with mental health and addiction issues?

Friday, April 27 - The Early Edition, On The Island, Daybreak South & Daybreak North
HEALTH AND HALKOMELEM
Welcome to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation daycare, where Halkomelem teachers are reconnecting youth to traditional language and culture, which experts link to community health and psychological well-being.

 

Friday, April 27 - Daybreak North
TRAINING HEALTH ASSISTANTS
Meet the students learning to work as Health Care Assistants in First Nation communities, in a course designed for Aboriginal learners at the Native Education Centre in Vancouver.

 

Friday, April 27 - On The Island, Daybreak South & Daybreak North
DIABETES ON WHEELS
We follow the Seabird Island Mobile Diabetes Clinic, which travels vast distances to remote First Nations across southern British Columbia, so patients can manage their disease without leaving home.

For more information on this series and Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities program at UBC please go to the Indigenous Reporting website.

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