Episode 6 – Leaning Into Art: Indigenized Art Therapy with Leanna Marshall

In this episode, Leanna Marshall (Indigenous Counsellor at Confederation College) will demonstrate what Indigenized art therapy is, its efficacy in virtual post-secondary settings and the differences between Indigenized art therapy and other forms of art therapy. She’ll also talk about her experience with the WHEAT program. Lastly, Leanna will lead listeners through an eco-arts activity.

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About Leanna Marshall

Leanna Marshall (she/her) works as an Indigenous Counsellor at Confederation College. Leanna is both Anishinaabe and English. She was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Her community and family roots are connected to Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) located in Treaty #9. She is also a practicing artist which influences how she works with students at the college. She is currently in year 2 of the inaugural Indigenized Art Therapy Diploma program at WHEAT (base in Winnipeg). Leanna lives in Thunder Bay and is a mother to two vibrant daughters.

For further information you can visit the following websites:

  1. WHEAT Institute’s Indigenized art therapy program: https://www.wheatinstitute.com/indigenized-art-therapy-diploma
  2. Art Hives: https://arthives.org/
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