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Worlds Together: Examining the Integration of Indigenous Healing Practices within the Canadian Health Care System

Posted by GHO Admin on February 16, 2016 in Events

Date: Wed. March 2, 2016 @ 6:30 - 8 pm
Location: Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library

This panel discussion, hosted by Dalhousie’s Indigenous Health Interest Group, will examine how to best bridge traditional Indigenous practices & knowledge with Western medicine within the context of the Canadian health care system. The diversity of the panel will inform this discussion through various lenses – administrative, clinical and academic. 

Snacks & beverages will be provided. 

This event is open to the public!

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Doris Mitchell is currently a full time family physician in a small rural community in Northern Ontario where she provides primary care, emergency and hospital care. She also works in two First Nations communities, one of which is her own First Nation community. 

Panelists include:

Cheyenne Mary – Cheyenne is a member of Bear River First Nation, NS. Cheyenne is a registered nurse and has worked in Atlantic Canada’s Indigenous communities as well as working federally with Health Canada as the regional maternal-child health nurse. She is currently a professor at UNB.

Dr. Chris Bourdon – Dr. Bourdon is a practicing physician and Chief of Staff at the Health Sciences North Emergency Department (ED) (Sudbury, ON). He is also an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Dr. Bourdon has a variety of experiences working with Indigenous populations in both Northern Manitoba and Ontario.

The event will be hosted by APTN's Trina Roache.

For more information please visit the event's facebook page.