Elders Murdena and Albert Marshall - Two Eyed Seeing at MK Planning Symposium March 02, 2014
On 6 March 2014, Mi'kmaq Elders Drs. Murdena and Albert Marshall of Eskasoni First Nation gave two presentations for the Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey Strategic Planning Symposium in Dartmouth, NS. The overall theme for the Symposium was "Elders in the Classroom". In the early afternoon, Murdena and Albert spoke on Two-Eyed Seeing, with a focus on knowledge, including the understandings that Elders have clearly indicated (by way of the APCFNC AAEDIRP Elders Research Project in 2010-2011) that they want to be involved in helping transmit traditional knowledge; that traditional knowledge is spirit; that traditional knowledge transmission from Elders to young people is essential for wholisitic health of individuals and communities; and that traditional knowledge can be depicted in a concentric circles model. Later on, they again spoke about Two-Eyed Seeing with a focus on Ta'ntelo'lti'k and Netukulimk.