"Gather" Screening

Event Date: 
Feb 4, 2021
Event Location: 

Join Queen's Indigenous Health Mentorship Network for a free film screening and discussion of "Gather". 

Screening availability

This film will be available to watch over Zoom, on Thursday, February 4 from 5-8 pm EST.

This screening is open for anyone who would like to register. Everyone who registers by will be sent an email link with viewing instructions. 

Before the screening, viewers will be welcomed by Elder Wendy Phillips. A discussion will be held after the film with Dr. Hannah Neufeld.


"Gather" is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through foodsovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. Gather follows Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), openingan indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmarkstudies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath river.

Speaker Information

Elder Wendy Philips is from the Bald Eagle Clan; she is Potawatomi and Ojibwa and a proud member of Wasauksing First Nation in the heart of the Muskokas. Wendy provides support to students, staff and faculty at Queen's. She is a keeper of the 8th Fire Prophecies, Keeper of the Ancient Thunderbird Calendar, Ceremonial Leader, Spiritual Educator, Cultural Innovator and Traditional Indigenous Healer. Wendy is a lifelong educator, advocate and supports Traditional Indigenous Ways of Knowing; devoted to improving the quality of life for the next seven generations.

Wendy is a Masters Candidate in the School of Environmental Studies with York University; she is a graduate of Trent University with an Honors degree in Indigenous Studies with a Minor in Business Administration; She has also graduated from Fleming College with a Diploma in Career and Work Counselling and George Brown College with a Certificate in Life Skills Coaching. In 2018, Wendy was awarded the Community Medal for Scarborough/Guildwood from M.P John McKay and she was also a recipient for the Remarkable Woman Award.

Dr. Neufeld is an Assistant Professorin the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. She was recentlyawarded a Canada Research Chairin Indigenous Health, Wellness and Food Systems that is centered onstrength-based approachestowards health equity by focusingon food environments across the lifecourse.


If you have any questions or inquiries, feel free to contact indhlth@queensu.ca. We look forward to seeing you there!

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