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Webinar: “Cultural Safety for Indigenous Peoples: A determinant of health,” Feb. 17, 2016 @ 12:00 (noon) CST

February 17, 2016 noon (CST)

Racism and prejudice towards Indigenous peoples is a determinant of Indigenous peoples’ health and well-being (or lack thereof). While cultural competencies and cultural safety courses are taking hold as ‘best practices’ across many jurisdictions, this seminar lecture presents more overtly the idea that racism remains a significant barrier to optimal health care relationship, and thus optimal health, still faced by Indigenous peoples. The presentation will explore topics ranging from the fact that many Indigenous geographies are outcomes of racialized constructions about Indigenous peoples, that now form physical barriers to accessing health, through to ideas that imbedded stereotypes about Indigenous people continue to ‘colour’ ways health care professionals interact with Indigenous peoples, as patients, community members, or families and advocates. Read More

At the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand historic and contemporary ways that Indigenous peoples are constructed as ‘othered’ subjects;
  • Have new lenses through which to understand health-based interactions with Indigenous peoples;
  • Understand means of undertaking self-reflection to further and deepen personal thoughts about racism and Indigenous peoples.

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