- Nov 15 2022
- 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
Indigenous and Disability Culture: Intersectionality, Inclusion and Impact.
NOVEMBER 15, 2022
3:00PM TO 4:30PM
Facilitator: Symbia Barnaby
FB: Symbia Barnaby, IG: @symbiabarnaby
Symbia Barnaby is an Indigenous woman of Haida and Mi’kmaq descent. She currently lives on the traditional unceded territory of the Coast Ts’msyen People, specifically the Nine Allied Tribes of Lax Kw’alaams. Her traditional Haida name is Guu Gaa Jung and her spirit name is Warrior Woman. She is a single mother of 6 children (5 of which have disabilities). She is trained as a Practical Nurse, a Birth/Postpartum Doula and a Reiki Level 3 Practitioner. She is also a storyteller, a filmmaker, and a Wisdom Translator.
Symbia volunteers with several community based organizations aimed at supporting the growth and healing of generational and systemic trauma. She has developed and run workshops on decolonization, anti-racism, equity, inclusion and disability. She also does consultation projects with various agencies and individuals wanting to understand equity, policy and protocols through an Indigenous lens with her business called Healing Nation Consulting (www.healingation.ca)
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