Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, MSW, PhD, is the Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Social Work residing and working on Treaty One territory at the University of Manitoba. He's an enrolled member of the MHA Nation in North Dakota, USA and is a certified mindfulness teacher/professional and a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. With a rich academic background, he's held positions at various universities, including the University of British Columbia, University of Kansas, and Arizona State University. His research areas encompass colonization's impact, decolonization methods, ancestral health, intermittent fasting, Indigenous mindfulness, and more. Michael also consults, trains, and advises BIPOC mindfulness groups striving to integrate mindfulness into Indigenous and decolonized contexts to combat systemic racism. His professional and academic mindfulness and neurodecolonization website can be found at: https://www.indigenousmindfulness.com/
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— Thích Nhất Hạnh
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