Holistic Health Worker

Elmira Sanati Nia

Elmira Sanati Nia

Holistic Health Worker

Elmira is a graduate student majoring in landscape architecture at the University of Manitoba. To study landscape architecture, one needs to know the stories of the land; its people, and cultures.

Growing up with social worker parents, she has always been passionate about providing support for different people and communities. Combining the two backgrounds, she has always been eager to know about different cultures and ethnicities. She has experience volunteering in many cultural events such as TEDx, along with volunteering in a native healing community in Ecuador to help promote their knowledge and culture. She believes in the power of art, stories, participation, and teamwork in keeping the cultures alive.

The Holistic Health Program aims to empower communities through learning and sharing within the context of indigenous cultural practices. In this project, community members have the chance to experience aboriginal art by participating in cultural workshops such as birch bark basket making, cedar weaving, First Nations Art History, Traditional drinks and foods, smudge ceremony and many more. Our focus is on helping people become self-sufficient and self-reliant, and self-perceptive through cultural identity.