Why does nature give us a sense of well-being? The teachings of First Nations cultures offer a profound answer and inspiration for all people and cultures. The significance of the natural environment in First Nations cultures is its connection to every aspect of life from identity, beliefs, and traditions to the power to heal.
In this episode, host Dan Murphy is joined by Henry Morgan, a member of the Gitxsan Nation, and Frank Cohn, co-Director of DUDES Club Society, an Indigenous men’s wellness organization.
Morgan explains the practice of land-based healing, his own relationship to nature, and how helping others to reconnect or experience the natural environment for the first time helps heal trauma and strengthen cultural identity in First Nations communities.