Medicine from the Land Teaching Modules Project

Working Group

The purpose of this project is to create a tool that will help YAWC staff deliver to clients, healing services that are land-based and culturally informed and relevant.

In December 2019, YAWC organized a workshop in Whitehorse for a group of 11 traditional knowledge-holders from across the Yukon and YAWC outreach staff to gather and share their knowledge and experiences in using land-based medicines. The enthusiasm was evident to continue the knowledge sharing process and so a Working Group was struck with the commitment to guide the development of the teaching modules with a focus on crime prevention and healing practices to address issues surrounding violence and trauma in the lives of Indigenous women and their families.

The group has met virtually since the first meeting and plans to continue meeting to expand the teaching modules idea.

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The project has been made possible by the Yukon Government Women’s Directorate. A funding proposal to expand the project has been submitted to Yukon Government Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust.

Stay tuned for project developments.