Preliminary Agenda: Saturday May 23

25% (minimum) of each presentation will involve interactive learning. All presentations will be followed by a Q & A period.

0700 Breakfast and Registration
0800 Opening Remarks & Performance
Opening Métis Performance
Alicia Blore, Liam Blore
Elder/Faith-Keeper Blessing
Joseph Poitras, Raymond Burgie
Housekeeping Remarks
Anna Banerji, Michele-Elise Burnett
0830 Plenary Session
Urban Inuit Health
Jason LeBlanc, Joshua Stribbell
0920 Plenary Session
Healthy Mother Earth for Healthy Peoples
Liette Vasseur, Shaelyn Wabegijig
1005 AM Break
1020 Concurrent Workshops | Session 5
Colonization and Racism: how legal structures affect the health of Indigenous peoples
Benjamin Brookwell, Cathy Guirguis
Mozha-win-daan: Your spirit knows before your mind
Randy Msheekehn Trudeau, Erin Cameron
Engaging for Change: Developing a framework for health service provider cultural safety training
Lloy Wylie, Chantel Antone, Stephanie McConkey, Lana Ray
Making Our Way Forward: Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, Elder Support, and Homelessness Transitions
Mikaela Daria Gabriel
Strengthening Inuit-led healing in Nunavut
Tina DeCouto, Napatchie Kolola, Kylie Aglukark
Visioning Forward: Creating Change through a Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Project
Jeane Riley, Denise Bradshaw
The Two-Spirit Youth Wellness Project: Youth-governed mental health practice and policy research in Toronto
Marie Laing, Dana Wesley, Jacob Malone, Max Carney
1120 Travel Time
1135 Oral Abstracts | Session 3
Children’s Health
Methods to benefit First Nations children’s health using Jordan’s Principle funding
Angel Panag, Kurtis Martin
Indigenous Parents Acceptance of Silver Diamine Fluoride to Treat ECC
Mara Hayward
Surveying Childhood Adversity and Resiliency among Indigenous University Students in Canada.
Alex Luther
Traditional Ways; Environmental Health; and Child and Youth Health
Creating Oneness through Ceremonial Research
Sharon Jinkerson-Brass, Candice Norris
Elevated blood lead levels in children – Outreach and education, partnerships, and tackling sub-standard housing
Shannon Seneca
Timiga, Ikumajuq: Reimagining Sexual Health Programming for Inuit Youth through the Arts
Moriah Sallaffie
Racism/Colonialism; and Reconciliation in Health Care
Cedar Project: Prevalence and experiences of interpersonal racism among young Indigenous people who have used drugs in Prince George and Vancouver, BC
Richa Sharma
Health Leadership for Reconciliation: Enabling Cultural Safety in Health Systems – Wise Practices and Lessons Learned from the Promoting Life Together (PLT) Collaborative
Despina Papadopoulos, Bill Mussell, Carol Fancott, Carol Hopkins
Determinants of Health; and Infectious Disease
Implementing Community-Engaged Knowledge Mobilization: Lessons from a Mixed-Methods Study in Toronto
Michelle Firestone, Marie Laing, Jessica Syrette, Steve Teekens
Cultural Intervention in Youth Intensive Treatment Services
Vannessa Strachan, Crystal Squier, Michelle Bak
Mental Health
Indigenous health and suicide prevention
Adrienne Chan
Makimautiksat Youth Wellness and Empowerment Camp: A Model for Promoting Community Well-being, Culture, and Resilience
Moriah Sallaffie
The development of a promising practice guide for improving the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth: Implications for policy and practice
James Smith
Research, Data, Information and Knowledge
The development of a genetics and biological specimen survey for three American Indian and Alaska Native communities – a cognitive interview study
Julie Beans
Understanding aging and cognition in Indigenous populations in Canada
Jennifer D. Walker, Chaneesa Ryan
Teaching Research and Reconciliation in Nursing
Caroline Foster-Boucher
Indigenous Youth Leadership
Creating a Future of Our Own Design: The International Indigenous HealthFusion Team Challenge as a promising practice to support Indigenous students in health fields
Katie Skelton
Youth Leadership to Strengthen Community Health and Wellness: The Oneida Adventures and Experiential Department
Yohnehtote Danforth
Healthcare Systems
“You just have to have other models, our DNA is different”: The experiences of Indigenous people who use illicit drugs and/or alcohol accessing substance use treatment
Jennifer Lavalley
Creating space for the sacred in cancer care? The integration of Indigenous medicines into health care
Cathy Fournier
The Canadian Network on Hepatitis C Virtual Cascade of Care Cohort (VCCC) Feasibility Study – Saskatchewan Component
Kehinde Ametepee, Subhashini Iyer, Kristin Dunn, Walter Smith
Research, Data, Information and Knowledge
Knowing ourselves, lighting the way: Kahnawa:ke’s path to access, understanding and use health surveillance information.
Colleen Fuller
Linking up for better outcomes: Investigating 23 years of trends in Western Australian children born to Aboriginal mothers with perinatal mental health
Jayne Kotz, Carrington Shepherd, Doreen Nelson
Peers4Wellness: Indigenous Model for Supportive HCV and HIV Care
Sadeem Fayed, Candice Norris, Sharon Jinkerson-Brass
Cultural Competency and Safety
Privileged Perspectives: Working with vulnerable/marginalized populations in an intercultural context.
Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj: A learning pathway to foster better Indigenous cultural competence within Canadian health care and research
Mary Beaucage, Arlene Desjarlais
Cultural Strength-Based Approach used within a Clinical Setting
Chrysta Wood, Randy White
1220 Lunch & Exhibit Time
1320 Concurrent Workshops | Session 6
Health Equity through Partnerships: Building Bridges for Indigenous Children’s Health
Sherri Di Lallo
Strong Medicine: Holding Space for Empowering Conversation about HIV
Trevor Stratton
Water is Healing- The Two Row on the Grand Paddle Journey
Kelly Gordon, Ellie Joseph
A Shared Care Model for Delivering Mental Health in Eeyou Istchee
Melissa Pickles
Education for Reconciliation: Experiential Learning Exercise
Jennifer Leason
Braiding Knowledge, Building Partnerships: Lessons in bridging mainstream and Indigenous approaches to evaluation
Krystine Abel, Mohini Patel, Sundus Haji-Jama
Indigenous Harm Reduction = Reducing the Harms of Colonialism
Trevor Stratton
Tradition Ways in a Clinical Setting – Keeping Balance
Michelle Bellegarde, Diane Mckay
1435 Elder’s Panel
Messages for the Youth
Senator Raymond Burgie, Meeka Kakudluk, Jan Longboat
1605 PM Break
1620 Closing Keynote
And Grandmother Said…
Tom Porter
1700 Closing Remarks
1715 Conference Adjourns