The Medicine Wheel as a Framework for Understanding Disabilities: Informing Our Future Thinking, Informing Our Future Actions

Oct 23, 2020 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Lecture by Hilary Weaver, University at Buffalo

Hilary Weaver PortraitThe Medicine Wheel is a powerful symbol for many Native Americans and it contains many layers of meaning. Through this workshop, Weaver explores how components of the Medicine Wheel can be used to understand traditional Indigenous ideas about disabilities. Participants will engage with relevant Native American teachings and interpretations to understand how they can inform our understanding of different abilities of Mind, Body, Spirit, and Heart. Discussion focuses on how we can work toward change, both for individuals and on a large scale, to reduce stigma and “othering,” toward a better future in our shared world.

Registration & Accommodations

RSVP by Oct. 16 to receive link to event [email:].

Image descriptions, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, and live captioning will be provided. Please indicate any other accommodations requests when RSVPing.

An opportunity for NY State licensed social workers:

The School of Social Work Continuing Education Program is offering Free CE contact hours for this event. If you are eligible and interested in obtaining free CE’s for this event, please express interest upon registration. Earn up to four Continuing Education contact hours 2 CE’s for this event and 2 additional CE’s during the October 22nd event. Syracuse University, School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0106.

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This event was first published on September 1st, 2020 and last updated on September 1st, 2020.

Event Details

  • Category
  • Type
    Lectures and Seminars
  • Region
  • Open to
  • Cost
  • Organizers
    Falk College
    Syracuse University Humanities Center,
    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion,
    Department of Religion,
    Native American SUNY: Western Consortium
  • Contact
    Sarah Korcz
    (315) 443-7192
  • Accessibility
    Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART), American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation
    Contact Sarah Korcz to request accommodations