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Public Lecture by Beverly Kiohawiton Cook: Resiliency from our Roots

Date & time

Monday, October 28, 2019
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.


This event is free


St. Jax Church
1439 Ste-Catherine St. W., Montreal

Presented as part of the Theology in the City 2019 conference.

Totem Pole outside St. James Church

Our special guest for this public lecture is Beverly Kiohawiton Cook, the elected Chief on the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council in Akwesasne. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Chief Cook “is a prominent voice in the mind-body medicine approach to restoring wellness, reproductive health and environmental justice for Mohawk people.”

Since her election to Tribal Council in 2013, Chief Cook has been selected by United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) to represent the Nashville Area (which includes New York States Tribes/Nations) on the National Indian Health Board (NIHB), National Institutes of Health Tribal Advisory Committee (NIH TAC), Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration Technical Tribal Advisory Committee (SAMHSA TTAC).

Most recently she was asked to serve as Co-Chair on the National Congress of American Indians’ Climate Change Summit Committee. She has lectured nationally and internationally on Haudenosaunee traditions and beliefs in relation to healing.


7 p.m.
Chief Beverly Kiohawiton Cook: Resiliency from our Roots

8:30 p.m.
Reception catered by Miqmak Catering Indigenous Kitchen of Montreal

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