Marlyn Bennett

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Children’s Well-Being

Tier 2 - 2022-11-01
University of Calgary
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Research summary

Storytelling can be a powerful tool. Dr. Marlyn Bennett, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Children’s Well-being, is engaging children, youth and diverse groups of individuals in a series of camp-based gatherings to collaborate, create and develop strengths-based stories built around the well-being of Indigenous children. Participants will engage in storytelling circles, art, and land-based and cultural practices or ceremonies while learning to create digital stories and share the results across multiple platforms.

Through these practices, Bennett and her research team aim to build relationships within and across generations and stimulate connections with land, water, culture, ceremony, technology and art. Ultimately, their aim is to promote health, well-being and successful pathways into adulthood for Indigenous children by turning to Indigenous strengths-based ways of knowing, doing, connecting and being..