Truth and Reconciliation in Practice


Creating a culturally safe environment for Indigenous community members, health professionals and learners

A Bicentennial panel event organized by the Indigenous Health Professions Program

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During this timely discussion, our panel of Indigenous experts in a variety of health-related fields will explore the current context and why it is imperative that universities and health care institutions offer spaces where Indigenous patients, health professionals and students feel culturally safe. Sharing their own varied professional and personal experiences, they will reflect on what must change if we are to transform our institutions for the better, for everyone.

Richard Budgell, Inuk from Labrador, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine

Calvin Jacobs, Kanien’kehá:ka, Kahnawake, Elder-in-Residence IHPP, Language and culture co-ordination at the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC)/traditional medicine helper at KMHC, Faith keeper Haudenosaunee longhouse

Panellists include:
Elaine Kilabuk, Inuk from Nunavut, MDCM 2015, internist in Iqaluit and Ottawa

Alex McComber, Kanien’kehá:ka, Kahnawake, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine

Glenda Sandy, Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach in Quebec and Pimicikamak Cree Nation in Manitoba, Nurse, Indigenous Health Consultant and Associate Member of the Ingram School of Nursing

A special Bicentennial edition of the Andrew F. Holmes VP-Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences Distinction Lectures







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