Interdisciplinary Dialogue: Celebration of Learning

April 21, 2018

Join us for this this Celebration of Learning symposium, featuring student presentations, experiential activities and a keynote address by Dr. James Makokis.

The event is free but registration is required. Please register here.

Dr. James Andrew Makokis
was born and raised on Onihcikiskwapiwin – “Saddle Lake Cree Nation”, in Treaty 6. He is a two-spirited Family Physician who practices Family Medicine in Kinokamasihk (Kehewin Cree Nation) and Maskêhkosihk (Enoch Cree Nation). He graduated from the University of Ottawa Medical School (2010), and University of British Columbia's Aboriginal Family Medicine Residency Training Program (2012), and holds a Masters of Health Science from the University of Toronto (2006).

Dr. Makokis focuses on incorporating nehiyaw mamitoneyicikan (Cree thought) and nehiyaw maskihkiya (Cree medicines) into all aspects of his practice, including the Cree Seven Stages of Life Teachings. He believes that only through the inclusion and incorporation of Indigenous knowledge across all areas of programming in Indigenous Nations, and working collaboratively with traditional medicine people will true healing occur. 

He co-teaches courses on Indigenous health, traditional medicine, and Indigenous knowledge alongside Elder Jim O’Chiese at Yellowhead Tribal College. Dr. Makokis appointments as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta and Adjunct Lecturer in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He was the 2007 Youth Recipient of the Indspire Award and former National Spokesperson for the National Aboriginal Role Model Program.
Dr. Makokis is the former Chairperson of the Indigenous Wisdom Council of Alberta Health Services, Board Member of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the University of Toronto, Member of the Primary Health Care Technical Committee of the Accreditation Canada/Health Standards Organization, and also serves on MacEwan University's Indigenous Relations Committee. 

This is the final event of this year's Interdisciplinary Dialogue: Journey to Reconciliation project.

Event Details

Date April 21, 2018
Start Time 8:45 a.m.
End Time 3:45 p.m.
Location Paul Byrne Hall
City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Conference/Seminar, Lecture/speaker/presentation