Sophia Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
In this guest lecture from the MA in Ecology and Spirituality, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Dr Renée E. Mazinegiizhigoo-kwe Bédard talks about Madoodiswan (Sweatlodge) as a sacred maternal pedagogy and ecology.
Bio: Dr Renée E. Mazinegiizhigoo-kwe Bédard is of Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe/Nipissing), Kanienʼkeha:ka and French-Canadian ancestry. She is a member of Okikendawdt (Dokis First Nation). She holds a Ph.D. from Trent University in Indigenous Studies. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at Western University in the Faculty of Education. Her areas of publication include practices of Anishinaabeg motherhood, maternal philosophy and spirituality, along with environmental issues, women’s rights, Indigenous/Anishinaabeg feminism, Indigenous Elders, Anishinaabeg artistic expressions, and Indigenous education.
MA Ecology and Spirituality – https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ma-ecology-spirituality/
Dr Renée E. Mazinegiizhigoo-kwe Bédard – https://indigenous.uwo.ca/faculty/renee-bedard.html