Healing Horizons: A Journey into Indigenous Spirituality, Culture, and Global Well-being

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This talk will delve into Indigenous healing processes that emphasize interconnectedness. Sessions will explore the compatibility of individuals with others, the spiritual world, and the social structure. The holistic approach to health will be highlighted, showcasing how Indigenous health interventions address individual care and encompass activities aimed at restoring social and spiritual balance.

Featured speakers:

  • Jeanine Abrons, clinical associate professor, UI College of Pharmacy
  • Kashelle Lockman, associate professor of instruction, UI College of Pharmacy
  • Lorenzo Sanford, chief of the Kalinago indigenous tribe in Dominica

This event is part of the International Programs Major Project, Sacred Threads: Spirituality, Health, and Collaborative Partnerships for Health in Indigenous Communities, which brings to campus Lorenzo Sanford, the youngest elected chief in the history of the Kalinago people in Dominica. As the last community in the Caribbean claiming direct descent from the indigenous Kalinago, this event series discusses spirituality and healing and the preservation and revitalization of the rich cultural heritage of this ancient tribe.

This Major Project provides a unique platform to celebrate Indigenous leadership, discuss spirituality and healing, cultural preservation, and strategize for community-based health solutions that foster equity and well-being. Join us in embracing the spirit of collaboration and empowerment as we work towards a healthier and more equitable future for the Kalinago Tribe and beyond.

Go here for the full schedule of events.

This visit is hosted by International Programs and organized by Jeanine Abrons, UI College of Pharmacy.

Through the generous support of the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization, International Programs' Major Projects Award promotes important contributions to scholarly debates and exchanges on international topics, issues, discoveries, and arts.

Thursday, April 18, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University Capitol Centre
1117 - International Commons
200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Daniel Vorwerk in advance at 319-467-1619 or daniel-vorwerk@uiowa.edu.