Indigenous Healing Ways for Mental Health event Thursday April 29, 12-2PM 
The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is currently being held online; sessions are available on UN Web TV, and on Thursday there will be a side event on zoom entitled Indigenous Healing Ways for Mental Health: It’s Time to Spread the Word!

“Indigenous practices for physical and mental healthcare have always been used in their communities and there are now attempts to revive them and promote them in the mainstream. This UNPFII side-event panel will feature young indigenous mental health professionals who will discuss current utilization of traditional healing practices for mental health and research on effectiveness of indigenous treatment outcomes. It will foster dialogue between mainstream and traditional medicine practices, and their integration as the best way forward for mental health care services in general."
Please register for free at
A zoom link will be sent to registrants' emails before the event.
Alison Van Dyk, TOU Executive Director, participates on the NGO Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, whose Health Subcommittee has organized this event.
Recordings of our CSW events are available
The recording of our Intergenerational Native American Women’s panel at the UN CSW, TruthsGiving: Intergenerational Indigenous Women on Violence Then and Now, is available online. The conversation among these women exudes respect and depth on the theme of Interconnection they chose to use to address violence. 

The recording of the 7th Annual CSW Interfaith Service of Remembrance & Gratitude is available online.
May the music and remembrance offer you some peace.
Virtual Parliament of the World’s Religions Next October 17-18
The next Parliament of the World’s Religions will be held virtually Oct 17-18, 2021. Program proposals are welcome until May 31st, and early bird registration is available.
Save the date: FORUM2021 Sacred Food ~ Blessed Earth
Presented by the
Temple of Understanding in collaboration with Marble Collegiate Church
September 9, 2021
Speakers include: Rev Jim Antal, Vandana Shiva, Mary Evelyn Tucker
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