In Haudenosaunee philosophy, there is the principle of seven generations: the awareness that the consequences of your decisions will ripple seven generations into the future, and your current situation is the product of actions taken by the seven generations prior.
Cultural Mindfulness: Everyone Has a Story.
The first step toward understanding other people is learning about their past. George Couchie takes us through some of his Indigenous culture and history, educating us about the impacts of residential schools. Inspiring youth Angel Armstrong, Mckenzie Ottereyes Eagle, and Miigwan Buswa share their connection to the past and show us how they are stopping those negative cycles by embracing culture.
Executive Producer - Darlene Orton
Directed by George Couchie
Filmed & Edited by Ed Regan
Production Consultant - Mair Greenfield
Before modern synthetic and analytical chemistry, every civilization and culture had to find cures or palliatives for illness and disease from the natural world. We do not know how physiologically active materials were identified, but it was presumably by a trial-and-error basis. Authors: Chaim Christiana Andersen and Geoff Rayner-Canham, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University Corner Brook, Newfoundland