Nov.29 Starting a Conversation with Cara Basil: My Journey as an Indigenous Student Researcher: Partnering with Esk’etemc to Explore Esk’etemc Ways of Caring for One Another through Illness

Join us for the next Starting the Conversation with Cara Basil!

Photo of Cara Basil. Wednesday, Nov. 29

12:30 to 1:30 pm

Arts 368  in person, UBC Okanagan

or via Zoom (e-mail for the link


Research with Indigenous communities is a sacred journey and require meaningful partnerships that benefit the community. Graduate student Cara Basil will share her journey partnering with Esk’etemc, the lessons learned, and critical approaches taken along the way to receive knowledge in a good way. The findings from three talking circles will be shared by themes and the potential next steps to contributing to this growing area of research, palliative care for Indigenous Peoples.

Cara Basil is Secwepemc and grew up in her community of Bonaparte. In 2020, Cara started her Masters journey with a focus on palliative care for Indigenous Peoples and particularly First Nations. Outside of academia, Cara is a Planner and utilizes community-based principles and approaches in her work.

Cara received a ICER Student Community Engaged Research Award in 2023 to support her work.