Hello and welcome to the fifth episode of the Two-Eyed Seeing. In this episode, we’re going to answer the question “What is a Birth Doula?” and the practices and implications of Doula work in both indigenous communities and outside indigenous communities in a wider world. Sit back, relax, and Stay Tuned!
WHAT IS A BIRTH DOULA AND THE DOULA WORK?
In this episode, I’m going to talk about Birth Doulas. The work we do and the amazing benefits that a Doula can provide all throughout a woman’s pregnancy until birth. We will also talk about the differences between having Birth support and having none. With that being said, listen and learn more from this episode!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[1:07] Introduction and context for this episode – What is a Birth Doula and its work all about?
[3:19] What do I focus on more?
[4:11] The benefits that a Birth Doula can provide, even before pregnancy.
[5:05] What we do is to support the women throughout pregnancy until birth.
[7:56] Having a Birth Doula to support you really makes a huge difference.
[9:50] Price range of Birth Package and the typical cost of having a Birth Doula.
[12:18] What is Birth support all about, ‘Doulas will be with you all throughout until birth.’
[15:25] There are many different ways that someone can potentially be a Doula.
[15:25] Indigenous Doulas are quickly growing into our communities again, which is amazing!
[19:15] My final statements and takeaways.
Hello and welcome to the third episode of the Two-Eyed Seeing. In this episode, we’re going to cover the true meaning of Naturopathic Medicine and its aspects. Stay Tuned!
WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE AND ITS PRIMARY BENEFITS?
In this episode, I’m going to elaborate clearly what Naturopathic Medicine is all about. Many have claimed that Naturopathic Medicine is only one thing, which this belief is wrong at all aspects. Naturopathic Medicine has a lot of benefits, that is why you have to listen to be able to learn many things. Listen and Stay Tuned!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[0:36] Introduction and context for this episode – What is Naturopathic Medicine?
[1:25] Why Naturopathic Medicine is so important to me?
[3:36] Naturopathic Medicine is harnessing the powers of Mother Nature, our bodies, and our own healing powers.
[4:55] Naturopathic Medicine is not just one thing; it has many aspects to consider.
[6:35] It covers western and indigenous views of philosophies and medicine.
[9:54] We have to find a way to reconnect with our natural world.
[13:12] Thinking about the future generation.
[15:30] The natural things that would provide us health benefits.
[16:40] I do what I do because I believe that we’d be able to leave the earth better than we found it.
[16:51] My final statements and takeaways.
Hello and welcome to the third episode of the Two-Eyed Seeing. In this episode, we’re going to be talking about residential school. This happens to be a triggering topic for you, because you have either been a survivor of residential school or you have a close family member who is a survivor of residential school then maybe this might not be the right time to listen to this episode. Potentially, I encourage you to hold off to this one. But if you don’t know what residential school even means or you’ve heard it in passing, then I highly encourage you to listen to this episode.
WHAT IS A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR INDIGENOUS?
In this episode, I’m going to give you all a brief explanation about the history of Canadian Residential School Program. This is a very interesting topic and a must learn so we’d be able to appreciate and understand the true history of Canada. Stay Tuned!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[1:13] Introduction and context for this episode – What is a Residential School?
[2:53] The main objective of Residential School.
[5:16] The main point was to take the indigenous out of them so that they would fit into the mainstream society.
[8:22] Another important impact about residential schools.
[9:50] It is the concept of generational trauma to be found out as a result of residential schools.
[11:17] We need to understand our history as Canadians to better serve the future.
[12:13] One of the bright lights that resulted from residential schools.
[15:44] If you are unaware of residential school, try to read and understand some articles of this historical program.
[17:34] My final statements and takeaways.
In today’s episode of Two-Eyed Seeing, we’ll be having our very first interview with none other than my father, Doctor Ed Connors. So stay tuned as we’re going to be talking all about things around Two-Eyed Seeing, and understanding what this concept actually means.
USE BOTH EYES TO DETERMINE COLLABORATION AND WHAT IS THAT IS OF BEST INTEREST FOR US IN TERMS OF DETERMINING WHICH KNOWLEDGE IS BEST TO FOLLOW.
Making use of both the Indigenous and Western knowledge and thoroughly understanding its principles is a simple definition of Two-Eyed Seeing. If we were to treat both knowledge as equals and gaining ultimate gains from it is the result from recognizing and respecting both knowledge and its value.
Today we will be speaking with Dr. Ed Connors. And we will be covering what Two-Eyed Seeing is in more detail, and explore the underlying gems of learning about the concept. Stay Tuned!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[0:59] Introduction of the context and guest for this episode— bits of Dr. Ed Connors’ background and why he is a great person to speak about this topic.
[4:50] Common Spirits and Dr. Connors’ life journey.
[8:53] Getting more into the concept of Two-Eyed Seeing: Understanding the etymology, in depth explanation of the concept and how to use it by going back to its history.
[14:42] Changes that created the underlying concepts that make up the importance of inquiring over different perspectives.
[18:08] Turtle Island and its history of colonization that gave way to understanding both Indigenous and Western worldview.
[22:45] “Although we have these differences that we could actually do recognized the commonalities.”
[26:51] My take on the in depth explanation of the Two-Eyed Seeing concept and the inquiry about how we can use both Indigenous and Western knowledge.
[28:28] Western knowledge on survivability sustainability and the personal experience with the combination of using Indigenous and Western knowledge on healing and medicine.
[33:18] Steps of conceptualizing Two-Eyed Seeing for starters; experiences and examples.