Dec 5 Colonization & the Weaponization of Medicine


First Do No Harm: Colonization and the Weaponization of Medicine – Dec 5

Wicanhpi Iyotan Win Autumn Cavender-Wilson (CPM/LTM) is Wahpetunwan Dakota from Pezihutazizi K’api Makoce (Upper Sioux reservation). The first Dakota midwife to practice in Pezihutazizi since her great-great grandmother was driven out of practice, she has dedicated herself to the revitalization of indigenous midwifery, believing it to be an inherent part of both addressing indigenous and rural perinatal health disparities and re-establishing indigenous sovereignty. She will lead December's Engaged Scholar Critical Community Engagement Roundtable in an examination of western medicine as a colonizing force.

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