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Water Ceremony with Dr. Debby Danard

September 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event is to be aligned with Bonnie McElhinny’s course “Living on the Water” (Tuesday’s 4-6 pm, New College University of Toronto).

Visit from/Water Ceremony with Dr. Debby Danard.

Dr. Debby Wilson Danard is Anishinaabekwe, born in Atikokan Ontario and sturgeon clan member of Manitou Rapids, Rainy River First Nations in Northwestern Ontario. She is a traditional knowledge keeper, artist, lecturer, water ambassador, Life promotion activist and Eagle staff ogitch-e-daakwe. She has a Ph.D. in Aboriginal & Indigenous studies in education from the University of Toronto (2016). Her thesis, “Medicine Wheel Surviving Suicide-Strengthening Life Bundle” (2016), focuses on traditional knowledge life promotion/suicide prevention and water governance.  She held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care and is the founder and owner of Union Star Consulting Life Teachings Lodge (see unionstar.org). She has completed numerous reports on good governance, life promotion and water teachings for Temagami First Nation, Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres, Chiefs of Ontario, and the Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle. From July 2019 – June 2021 she is provostial postdoctoral fellow at the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. 

Zoom link will be available day of event. 

Contact: waterallies@utoronto.ca to receive the link and for inquiries.


September 22, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm