Alannah Young PhD

Dr. Alannah Young is Anishnabe Midekway and Nehiy/naw Cree from Treaty one and Treaty five territories, currently living in unceded Salish territories. She works with the Indigenous Medicine Collective in partnerships with local Indigenous Elders – Jeri Sparrow and other Indigenous Knowledge holders living in the lower mainland. They share medicinal herbal knowledge with community, youth and students. The work primarily takes place at the xʷc̓ic̓əsəm ‘the place of growth‘ known as the  Indigenous Health Research & Education Garden located at UBC Farm. Her doctoral work documented Indigenous Elders pedagogy in land-based health education programs in rural Manitoba.