Indigenous Impact: Mental Health x Indigenous Ingenuity

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The ingenuity of First Peoples from North America is all around us. Created by the Montreal Science Centre and designed in collaboration with knowledge bearers from First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, Indigenous Ingenuity: An Interactive Adventure celebrates the knowledge, culture and history of Indigenous peoples. The world we know today is influenced by their innovations and scientific knowledge.

Transforming our understanding of mental health and substance use today, award-winning researcher and psychologist Dr. Christopher Mushquash has improved the lives of many Indigenous communities. Discover the impact of bringing together western and Indigenous methodologies in his groundbreaking work, and learn about mental health from both research and community-based perspectives.

This event includes the opportunity to explore Indigenous Ingenuity and is part of Gairdner's Global Perspectives Panel series, presented by Telus Health.


5:30 pm - Doors open

6:00 pm - Opening remarks

6:05 pm - First Nations Understandings of Mental Wellness - Dr. Christopher Mushquash

6:30 pm - Panel and Q&A Discussion with Dr. Christopher Mushquash and Dr. Brent Young, moderated by Paulina Meader

7:00 pm - Visit the Indigenous Ingenuity exhibit

8:00 pm - Wrap up


1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Between Bishop’s Landing and the Halifax Seaport Market, along the waterfront