A talk with Elder Albert Marshall
Elder Albert Marshall will be will be sharing about the Mi’kmaw principle of “Etuaptmumk” or “two-eyed seeing” and the process of “co-learning” that guided the Integrative Science Program (2001 – 2013) at CBU and concerning Mi’kmaw language, culture and wellness. This is Albert's first visit to Queen's University and a wonderful opportunity to hear from a Mi'kmaw knowledge keeper.
Albert Marshall, Elder & Honorary Doctor of Letters is a highly respected and much loved Elder of the Mi’kmaw Nation; he lives in Eskasoni First Nation in Unama'ki (Cape Breton), Nova Scotia, and is a passionate advocate of cross-cultural understandings and healing and of our human responsibilities to... care for all creatures and our Earth Mother. He is the “designated voice” with respect to environmental issues for the Mi’kmaw Elders of Unama’ki and he sits on various committees that develop and guide collaborative initiatives and understandings in natural resource management or that serve First Nations’ governance issues, or that otherwise work towards ethical environmental, social and economic practices.
In October 2009, he and his wife Murdena were awarded Honorary Doctorates of Letters by Cape Breton University (CBU) for their work which seeks the preservation, understanding, and promotion of cultural beliefs and practices among all Mi’kmaw communities, and encourages a strong future for the Mi’kmaw Nation and its peoples.