Reconciliation Through Co-Learning: A Dietetic Intern‘s Journey With the Two-Eyed Seeing Program


  • Megan Churchill Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Florence Blackett Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Ann Sylliboy Mi'kmaw Kine'matnewey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
  • Albert Marshall Eskasoni Community, Mi'kmaw Nation, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
  • Shannan Grant Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia



Dietetic Internship, Two-Eyed Seeing, Knowledge Sharing


The Two-Eyed Seeing Program is a Mount Saint Vincent University-based program that partners with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and programs to promote, decolonize, and indigenize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through summer camps for Indigenous youth. In the summer of 2022, Megan Churchill, a settler, was the dietetic intern with the Two-Eyed Seeing Program. The commentary shares her experiences throughout the dietetic internship placement, including meeting with Elder Dr. Albert Marshall. Throughout Megan‘s dietetic internship placement, she noticed that Indigenous Knowledge and values are rarely incorporated into university STEM education; therefore, this commentary advocates for Indigenous studies and knowledge to be made mandatory in university settings.


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