Thu 25 Jan 2018

Comparing Canada

WITT’s inspiring public lecture series Ngā Ara Rangahau resumes next week with presentations from two experts.

Natasha McDonald is a Newfoundlander with Mi'Kmaq ancestry and has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology.

She will discuss her work in aboriginal communities across Canada as a therapist, counsellor, provisional psychologist and Director of Mental Health and Healing programmes.

Peter Trnka is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada, and specialises in radical political philosophy.

His presentation will cover, among other things, a brief history of "Turtle Island"/North America, including a snapshot of the impact of European colonisation and the residential school system and the mental health effects on Aboriginal peoples.

The lecture will be at Te Piere on the WITT Campus in Bell Street new Plymouth from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on January 30.

RSVP: for catering purposes respond by 3pm Monday 29th January to l.george@witt.ac.nz or phone 027 563 7875