Presenter: Betty Bastien & Terry Many Grey Horses

Theme: Mental Health

Institution: Red Crow

Description: Mental Health is about creating environments that promote and sustain positive mental health for everyone. Activities and interventions are designed to enhance protective factors and minimize risk factors. A key factor for Indigenous wellbeing is Self- determinations, it can be defined as a state of well-being in which individuals and communities realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, and are able to make a contribution to society and carve a future for themselves.
Indigenous Wellness is a holistic approach to human functioning. The presentation is on Blackfoot Wellness, an approach which supports an integrative, coordinated, comprehensive practices premised on relational responsibilities, demonstrated through Blackfoot ontological responsibilities.