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Unity, Diversity, Respect
Use of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Safety in Health Research and Health Care Delivery
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Café Scientifique: Unity, Diversity, Respect
on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
Doors and refreshments at 5:30 p.m.
National Arts Centre
Fountain Room, 2nd Floor
53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
The National Aboriginal Health organization (NAHO) is committed to affirming traditional Aboriginal healing and medicine to ensure that these practices receive recognition and respect.
As a First Nations, Inuit and Métis designed and operated body; NAHO promotes unity while respecting the diversity of First Nations Inuit and Métis populations in Canada. Each of its population specific centres as well as the organization as whole has worked to preserve and protect traditional knowledge and safety through evidence-based research, gatherings and publications.
Moderated by NAHO’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Paulette Tremblay, this panel will include presentations from each of NAHO’s population specific centres on traditional knowledge as well as a presentation on cultural safety.
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Dr. Paulette Tremblay
Chief Executive Officer,
National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO)
Dr. Tremblay is a Mohawk, Turtle Clan, from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Southern Ontario. She is currently an Associate Professor of the institute for Traditional Knowledge at Six Nations and is a former lecturer at the Six Nations Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Tremblay has a Doctor of Philosophy in Education from the University of Ottawa. As Chief Executive Officer of NAHO, she is committed to influencing and advancing the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, families and communities through knowledge-based initiatives.
Director, First Nations Centre, NAHO
Ms. Whetung is a member of Curve Lake First Nations and was raised and educated on reserve. She has a Master of Arts in Canadian Studies from Carleton University focusing on issues of data ownership (OCAP). She has managed health and social services programs on two First Nations Reserves and has served on numerous boards and advisory committees. Prior to coming to NAHO, Ms. Whetung was Chief of Aboriginal Liaison and Training at Statistics Canada. She has been with the First Nations Centre of NAHO since September of 2009.
Director, Inuit Tuttarvingat, NAHO
Ms. Kinnon grew up in Saskatchewan and has a Master of Arts degree in public administration from Carleton University. She worked for many years in community health and as an independent consultant in social and health issues. She has worked continuously for and with Inuit, Métis and First Nations organizations since 1993, including support to NAHO in its first years of operation. She has written extensively on population health issues, health inequities, capacity development and Aboriginal research. Ms. Kinnon has been with Inuit Tuttarvingat of NAHO since 2007.
Director, Métis Centre, NAHO
Ms. Graham has a Master of Arts in Legal Studies from Carleton University where her studies focused on issues related to Aboriginal Peoples and the law, and violence against women. Her research interests include the social determinants of health, culturally relevant gender-based analysis, mental health, Aboriginal identity, and indigenous governance. She has worked with Aboriginal organizations at the national and local levels for more than 15 years on issues related to inclusion and equity, and have been with the Métis Centre of NAHO since 2008.
Senior Adviser, Aboriginal Relations and Initiatives Unit, NAHO
Mr. Bracoupe is a member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation,Maniwaki, Quebec. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario and an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University. He has a B.A. and M.A. from State University of New York at Buffalo, where he is also completing his Ph.D. He has a strong interest in traditional medicine and traditional knowledge. He is currently researching the complementary delivery of traditional and western medicine for the National Aboriginal Health Organization. In addition, he is conducting research and writing on cultural competency and cultural safety.