POLI Speakers Series: Dr. Dian Million, Nov 19, 11 am, First Peoples House

Dr. Dian Million, American Indian Studies, U of Washington

"What do we mean by Indigenous well-being, health and healing?"
Tuesday, November 19, 11 am, First Peoples House

This talk will explore the terminologies we necessarily use as we seek to create equity in health care for Native peoples through nation-state health initiatives. Well-being, health and healing are ubiquitous terms we use, but what do we really mean and what is the scope in which these terms have any meaning? Dr. Million will look at differentiations that Indigenous health researchers make when speaking within (and outside) settler state and global governing health initiatives. What are the stakes in using appropriate terms for what causes our "health" inequity and what must we do to attempt lives not haunted by genocide?