Morning Star Lodge was excited to host our special guests from the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), Stacey Guy and Dr. Allison Sekuler on Monday, June 24, 2019. The day began with a tour of the lab in Regina, SK and Elder Betty spoke about the history of the lab and the concepts that guide us.
Our guests were escorted to Fort Qu’Appelle, SK where the events began with a smudge, opening prayer, and water ceremony provided by Elder Betty. The guests had the opportunity to meet members of the Community Research Advisory Committee (CRAC) and were then given a tour of the All Nations Healing Hospital by staff of the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC). The group then traveled to the Treaty 4 Governance Centre in Fort Qu’Appelle, SK for a series of presentations by Morning Star Lodge on concepts such as Cultural Safety, the Collective Consensual Data Analytic Procedure (CCDAP), Indigenous Community-based Research, and an update on the project that Morning Star Lodge has been undertaking under CABHI.
Finally, guests were treated to supper in Regina, SK and had the opportunity to unwind with Morning Star Lodge staff. Morning Star Lodge thanks Stacey Guy and Dr. Allison Sekuler for travelling to the lab, meeting the community members that direct our research, and for the opportunities that CABHI continues to provide.