Sharing Our Knowledge – A Discussion on Kidney Medicine with Joe Pitawanakwat

Monday, April 4, 2022 - 14:30 to 16:00

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From Joe Pitawankwat "I am Ojibway from Wiikwemkoong, married with one daughter. I am the Founder & Director of Creators Garden, an Indigenous outdoor, and now online, education based business, focused on plant identification, beyond-sustainable harvesting, and teaching every one of their linguistic, historical, cultural, edible, ecological and medicinal significance through experiences. My lectures and intensive programming is easily adaptable to make appropriate and successfully delivered to a variety of organizations. Including over 100 first nations communities, 20 Universities and 18 colleges and dozens of various institutions throughout Canada and the United States and beyond. I have learned from hundreds of traditional knowledge holders and uniquely blend and reinforce it with and array of western sciences."

What we do:

Understanding Awaadiziwin (knowledge/culture) and its role in achieving Bimaadiziwin (life).

Story-telling plant medicine knowledge and its role in the management of the Chronic Disease Epidemic and associated morbidities. We learn how disease pathology and why Culture is the only appropriate intervention. We will acknowledge various cultural components as unique humans gifts necessary for life: Plant medicines, fasting, cold-immersion, heat-immersion, exercise/movement, diet/nutrition.

We will focus, of course on the (provided) plant medicines and understanding its mechanism. With us all at a solid understanding of this knowledge (awaadiziwin) and how it is required to achieve life itself (bimaadiziwin) the conversation then, necessarily focuses on the unique human ability to engage in reciprocal relationships with medicines themselves, and our roles and responsibilities to Aki, the land.