BSN-Post Baccalaureate Coordinator, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
June Kaminski is the Program and Curriculum Coordinator of the BN-PB program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and has taught in the KPU nursing programs since 1989. She is dedicated to guiding students and practicing RNs in developing nursing informatics, activist, and ecological awareness skills so they can serve as leaders in the shaping of national and global health for all! She is also the President of Canadian Nurses for Health of the Environment and Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics and the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics.
Incorporating Aboriginal Wisdom to Promote Ecoliteracy
BY JUNE KAMINSKI
@ VOL 6
ON MAR 24, 2016
Ecological sustainability is a goal of many Canadian organizations and professionals, including nurses. The most logical source of sustainability wisdom that promotes ecological wholeness are traditional Aboriginal teachings and philosophies. Nursing educational programs are beginning to incorporate Aboriginal wisdom into curriculum to promote holistic nursing care of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people and to help evolve ecoliteracy. Nursing faculty follow a mandate to teach students to be active agents of advocacy for global issues including environmental health and ecology.
This Pechakucha by June Kaminski addresss how students create content to help nurses explore ecological issues and engage in the process of finding solutions to critical issues, and how Aboriginal wisdom supports this. It also explore show the Canadian Nurses for Health of the Environment encourages all Canadian nurses to become involved in promoting ecological sustainability on a national level.