Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

Exploring Indigenous Understandings of our Ecological World

This presentation will focus on understanding the worldviews common to Traditional Native spiritual and cultural relationships with the outdoor environment.  We will explore the differences between Western Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge as they relate to building relationships with the plants, animals, waters, and lands where you live and work.    

 

 

Our Speaker: Annette Anderson, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor with over 40 years providing counseling and consultation services. She received the first HEW Indian Child Welfare Training Grant at the University of Oklahoma School of Social Work and is a retired Adjunct Lecturer in the Early Childhood Disorders master’s program at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Ms. Anderson currently serves on the Council for the Indigenous Institute of the Americas. She is co-founder of the IIA Seed Ambassador and Food as Medicine initiatives, which engage urban Native children and families in their culture through Traditional ecological, geographical, and plant knowledge.  Ms. Anderson is also the  Chairperson for the most prominent two-day outdoor American Indian arts and culture event in North Texas, the IIACelebration (IIAC).

Since February 2020, Ms. Anderson has been working with other Native elders and educators, to complete the first American Indian and Native Studies High School Innovative Course ever developed or offered in Texas. In addition, she serves on the Native American Advisory Circle at Texas Christian University and collaborated on the first official university Land Acknowledgement for Texas Christian University in 2020 She is a descendant of the Chickasaw and Cherokee Nations

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Rdr3Q75BR0mUox9EyyGfjw

Schedule:

6:30 Camera Roll and Socializing 7:00 Introduction and Announcements 7:20 Featured Presentation 8:45 Adjournment

Join us at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125. Campus map. Or participate via Zoom — register here. (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.)

Or join us in south Dallas at Dallas College Mountain View Campus, Building S (Administrative offices), Room 1029. (Mountain View Campus map).

Note: It is best to enter the Mountain View campus from Duncanville Road; there is construction but you can park directly in front of the S building. Room 1029 is on the lower level, continue down past the administration areas and turn left once you see a Subway and go down short hallway.

Please bring snacks at 6:30 p.m. to share with others! (at both locations)

 

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