The Indigenous Health Garden: Workshops and Volunteer Opportunities

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  • Thursday October 2nd, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden work day
  • Saturday October 4th-Sunday October 5th: Wild Salmon Convergence (details below)
  • Tuesday October 7th, 9:30AM-12:30PM: Garden work day
  • Friday October 10th, 1:00-4:00PM: Tobacco Pipe Mix Making workshop with the Medicine Collective – FULL, e-mail to join waiting list
  • Wednesday October 15th, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden work day
  • Friday October 17th, 11AM-2:00PM: Feast Bowl cooking for the event First Nations’ Perspectives on History, Food, and Health at the UBC Longhouse (details below)
  • Tuesday October 21st, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden work day
  • Wednesday October 29th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Wednesday November 19th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Wednesday December 18th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
How to volunteer for garden work days: we work in the garden rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. We have extra rain boots, gardening tools, and gloves to share. Bring a snack and water bottle – bring friends and family (of any age) too! No experience necessary. You will find us in the Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. The most up-to-date directions to the UBC Farm can be found here. Once at the Farm, you can follow the “Aboriginal Health Gardens” signs to find our garden here.

How to volunteer for the Feast Bowl: join us at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) at 10:00AM to help us harvest, 11:00AM in the kitchen to help us cook, or 12:30PM in Sty-Wet-Tan hall to eat lunch with us. Extra help from any age or skill level is always appreciated, especially in the kitchen. If you can only join us for lunch, we encourage you to come anyway and we look forward to sharing a delicious meal with you!

First Nations’ perspective on history, food, and health

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Centennial Dialogues on Critical Issues in Land and Food Systems: First Nations’ perspective on history, food, and health. (Continuing the Dialogue on Truth and Reconciliation)

Shortly after WWII, when knowledge about nutrition was still sparse, scientists in Canada took advantage of Aboriginal children in Indian Residential Schools (IRS) by using them as unknowing research subjects to investigate the effects of different diets and withholding dietary supplements. Evidence of these government-sanctioned experiments was recently published by food historian and UBC History alumnus Ian Mosby, and received widespread media attention across Canada. Now under the spotlight, attempts have been made to reconcile these past actions, provide support to survivors who were subjects in the experiments, and find ways to move toward a more civilized society for everyone in Canada.

The aftermath of these experiments still has an effect today in the lives of IRS survivors and inter-generational IRS survivors. Join us for a panel discussion about this dark era in Canadian history. Find out how UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems is working to address issues such as access to healthy food, food sovereignty, traditional food, food security for all and land stewardship.


Friday, October 17th 2014
12:30pm to 2:30pm (Program 12:30-2:00pm; Reception 2:00-2:30pm)
The reception from will be catered by the Feast Bowl (


UBC First Nations Longhouse
Sty-Wet-Tan Hall
1985 West Mall
Vancouver, BC

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Stronger Nations Conference May 8-9 2014

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Stronger Nations Conference
May 8th & 9th 2014
Connecting Creativity and Innovation to Practice
May 8-9, 2014
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Sheraton Vancouver

Airport Hotel

7551 Westminster Hwy

Richmond, BC

V6X 1A3

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Shallow Waters Original and Official Music Video: 13 year old Ta’Kaiya Blaney
Our Workshops Include
Decolonizing Child Welfare Research
Community Safety Plan for First Nations
Coyote Café: After School Literacy Program
Healthy Living Groups
Students with Special Needs
Reconceptualizing PTSD in Children
Supporting at Risk Youth
Learning from Experience in Action Program
Restorative Practice
Changing Social Norms of Bystanders of Abuse of Older Adults
Journey to Healing: Youth Suicide Postvention
Managing Conflict in Organizations
Speed Networking
Stronger Nations
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Below you will find information about the upcoming conference. You may want to become involved as a delegate, or you may want to send some team members to the up coming conference. The links below are PDFs to assist you to print and review.

Conference Agenda 


Below you will find information about how to become involved with the Stronger Nations Conference 2014 as a Sponsor we are still accepting sponsorships.Sponsorship 


If you would like to volunteer for the Stronger Nations Conference. We are currently accepting applications. As a Volunteer you are provided with a Free Conference Registration and an Awards Gala Ticket as you will be acknowledged at the Awards Gala on Thursday Evening May 8th, 2014.

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Thank You for your time, we look forward to seeing you and your team in May 2014.Those that Register by April 12th 2014 will be entered into a 1 night stay with breakfast for 2 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.

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Limited Seats remain so please register early to ensure your seat.

May 8-9, 2014 is quickly approaching and we don’t want you to miss out on the exciting Keynote and Speakers that we have coming to this years conference:
          “Connecting Creativity and Innovation to Practice”.
This Years Keynote is Ta’Kaiya Blaney