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Date(s) - March 10, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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We are excited to announce that CSU’s 3rd Biennial Brad Sheafor Lecture in Social Work will feature Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Yellow Bird will be presenting the Medicine Wheel is a symbol used to represent wholeness, balance, and the natural cycles of life. This presentation will share how Indigenous Peoples’ recovery from the traumas of colonialism can be healed by combining Indigenous and Western evidenced-based research and knowledge into the Medicine Wheel.
Michael Yellow Bird, MSW, Ph.D., is Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. He is an enrolled member of the MHA Nation (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) in North Dakota. His research focuses on the effects of colonization and methods of decolonization, ancestral health, Indigenous mindfulness, neurodecolonization, and the cultural significance of Rez dogs. He is the founder of The Centre for Mindful Decolonization and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba and serves as a consultant and advisor to mindfulness organizations seeking to use mindfulness practices to address systemic racism. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, research reports, and co-edited books. He is the co-author of two recent books: A Sahnish (Arikara) Ethnobotany (2020) and Decolonizing Holistic Pathways Towards Integrative Healing in Social Work (2021). His most recent co-authored mindfulness article, “Defunding Mindfulness: While We Sit on Our Cushions, Systemic Racism Runs Rampant” (2020).
This event has been generously made possible by the Brad Sheafor Lecture Series in Social Work through the

Colorado State University-School of Social Work and is presented in partnership with CSU Department of Ethnic Studies and the Colorado State University Native American Cultural Center.
This virtual lecture is free and open to all!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m. MST
Register for this event on the Social Work website:
Also check out the latest feature on Dean Yellow Bird written by Ethnic Studies instructor Aaunterria Bollinger-Deters: