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Intermedia Building, University of Maine, Orono 
Intermedia Building
Stewart Commons
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

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Lewis Mehl-Madrona 
Coyote Institute 

Two-Eyed Seeing and Indigenous Wellbeing 


Co-sponsored by Coyote Institute, the Native Studies Program, the Intermedia Program, and the Medical Arts and Humanities Program of the University of Maine at Orono.

For three days, in this hybrid conference, we will celebrate M'iqmaq elder Albert Marshall and his concept of two-eyed seeing which originated at Cape Breton University and Eskasoni First Nation. Two-eyed seeing establishes the equal validity of indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing to contemporary scientific knowledge as we explore wellbeing.

This event will be hydrid -- both online and face-to-face. The doors open in Maine at 7:30 am.

We will be meeting at the Intermedia Building at the University of Maine - Orono and online.

The meeting will start at 8 am each day and all presentations will be recorded for later viewing by those in other time zones or as desired.  We will end each day at 5 pm. We hope people attending in person will continue to interact with discussion, song, music, dance, etc., after 5 pm.

See below for the complete list of presenters and times and information about continuing education credit.

We will showcase local Wabanaki indigenous artists, elders, storytellers, and cultural leaders. All fees collected will be used to bring elders to campus and to support indigenous speakers and artists.

Due to Covid-19 and the associated uncertainties, the conference could go completely virtual depending on what is happening with Covid-19 and University policy at the time. For similar reasons, the physical location could change. Speakers may not be able to appear and others may be substituted in their place.