Course Description

For generations, Indigenous peoples have relied on sophisticated traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) to transform their world to ensure intergenerational thriving. These land-based practices correspond to a complex and sophisticated worldview that accounts for moon, sun, and seasonal cycles, which guide community activities. This two-day workshop will introduce you to foundational concepts of the Anishinaabe worldview related to land- and-water-based learning and offer you strategies to immediately apply these concepts to current and future projects. You will learn to enhance both personal and professional relationships with Indigenous land-and-water-based knowledge that can support your community towards reconciliation. You will also learn to address present-day issues surrounding food security, sustainable habitat design, land and water restorations, and climate change.

Learner Outcomes

  • To build an understanding of the foundations of Anishinaabe cosmology.
  • Introduce strategies to engage your community using land-and-water-based traditional ecological knowledge.
  • To generate a greater awareness of the importance of a personal relationship to the environment.
  • Develop knowledge on land-and-water-based habitat design restoration tips and steps.
  • To reinforce a wholistic worldview.


This workshop is developed and delivered by the Centre for Indigegogy. To learn more about the Centre for Indigegogy, please visit our website wlu.ca/fsw/indigegogy.

Questions? Contact us at indigegogy@wlu.ca


This workshop makes up 14 out of 84 hours required to receive the Wholistic Healing Practices and Colonial Trauma Certificate. Modules 1, 2 and 4 are mandatory core modules. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Remote Circle Work
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9:00AM to 4:30PM
Apr 25, 2024 to Apr 26, 2024
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Course Fee non-credit $350.00
Section Notes

This is workshop makes up 14 out of 84 hours to complete the Wholistic Healing Practices and Colonial Trauma Certificate.

Core modules 1, 2 and 4 are mandatory.

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