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Listening To Our Elders: Using Oral History to Enhance Child and Family Health

Toronto, Ontario
March 22, 2010

4:00-6:00 p.m.
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, 439 Dundas Street East

In this talk, Kim Anderson and Janet Smylie will share information about a project they are working on called the Indigenous Knowledge Network for Infant, Child and Family Health. This project involves collecting oral history from elders in Ontario and Saskatchewan about how infants and children were cared for in the past. Janet and Kim will talk about how the project got started, and will share some of what they have learned. This will be followed with a discussion about how traditional/historical knowledge can be applied to child and family programming for our people.