The Spiritual Side of Treaties

Monday, November 7, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)
Poster with Myeengun Henry holding a Wampum Belt

The spiritual Side of Treaties with Myeengun Henry

Join the Office of Indigenous Relations in welcoming Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Myeengun Henry as he teaches about treaties, wampum belts, and the spiritual significance of treaty relationships. All are welcome and encouraged to come!

**This is a hybrid event, available in-person UWaterloo LHI 1621, and also on Zoom.**

To register on Zoom, please use this link

To attend in person, please use this link

In-person attendance is limited. Please only choose this option if you are certain you will attend. Miigwech.

About 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.