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About Elder Myeengun Henry
As Indigenous Knowledge Keeper, Elder Henry provides strategic leadership to the Faculty of Health and our response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. He collaborates with the Office of Indigenous Relations and with the Faculty of Health community, and identifies and contributes to building reciprocal and respectful relationships with Indigenous individuals and communities.
Elder Henry comes to University of Waterloo from Conestoga College where he was the Manager of Indigenous Services and a Professor of Indigenous Studies. He has also held the position of Elected Chief and the Director of Employment Services for the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. In addition to these leadership roles, he currently is an elected band councillor, Indigenous Ceremony conductor (e.g., weddings, funerals, healing, naming), traditional medicine practitioner, environmental protectionist, Indigenous counsellor, Pow Wow coordinator, and OPP Indigenous advisor.
Elder Henry is also a member of the UW Indigenous Advisory Circle, which advises the Office of Indigenous Relations on indigenization and decolonization.
For more information on teachings, resources and events in the Faculty, see Faculty of Health Indigenous initiatives.
Listen to the University's Beyond the Bulletin podcast where Elder Henry shares his goals and motivation as he approaches in this new role at Waterloo.