Mary Speck

The (my) lab-based protocol driven, scientific approach to health and health research connecting and relating to Indigenous perspectives and beliefs of health and well-being.


Trying to keep ourselves rooted in the accountability to community and responsibility to promote health and growth while keeping our eyes and minds open to creation and teachings.

And always keeping our strawberry hearths – as the strawberry is the only [ ] enough to wear its seeds on the outside.

As long as the grass is green

as long as the waters flow downhill, as a long as the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. Indigenous health is the health and well-being of all methodologies, and ways of knowing. It incorporates it involves the beliefs, seven grandfathers. Health is/are ways of knowing that encompass Indigenous cultures rituals and the use of the medicine wheel with communities, families and the land. There is so much to learn and respect about Indigenous peoples and their ways of knowing!