In this segment of my discussion with Dr. Karla Tait, clinical psychologist and Director of Programming for the Unist'ot'en Healing Center at the Unist’ot’en Camp, I ask her to discuss her work with the Unist'ot'en Healing Center. The Healing Center is an ongoing project to revitalize the cultural/spiritual traditions of the Wet'suwet'en people as a means of healing from generations of trauma, as a result of the colonization of indigenous lands, peoples, and cultures, particularly within Wet'suwet'en territory. I ask her how the Wet’suwet’en people, in particular at the Unist’ot’en Camp and Healing Center, are generating and maintaining space for this kind of healing, and how the threat of direct confrontation with the Canadian State and its corporate allies (the fossil fuel industry) threatens the sacred work of this Camp and the Healing Center. What does the Unist’ot’en Camp and the Healing Center provide — not just for the Wet’suwet’en people — but for all people waking up to the reality of widespread ecological collapse and the ongoing violence of colonialism around the world?
Dr. Karla Tait is a clinical psychologist, and is presently employed as the Mental Wellness Advisor for the Northern Region with the First Nations Health Authority, serving the 54 First Nations in Northern BC. Dr. Tait is the Director of Programming for the Unist'ot'en Healing Centre, a collective effort by her Hereditary House Group to revitalize culturally-based, wellness and holistic healing practices that are centered on connection to the land.
To learn more about the Unist’ot’en Healing Center, and support the Unist’ot’en Camp and the Wet’suwet’en people’s struggle against the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline project, visit: http://unistoten.camp
This is a segment of episode #169 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Heal The Land, Heal The People: The Unist'ot'en Healing Center w/ Dr. Karla Tait.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWtait