Nov
24
to Dec 5

AIDS Awareness Week Nov 24 - Dec 1 & Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week Dec 1 - 5, 2017

Certificates of Recognition declared by Jim Reiter, Minister of Health, requesting that Saskatchewan recognize AIDS Awareness Week, World AIDS Day, and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. 

SK AIDS Awareness and Activity Sheet

SK HIV Webinar Series hosted by The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association 

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Sacred Teachings by Elder Jerry Saddleback, SR
Aug
21
to Aug 25

Sacred Teachings by Elder Jerry Saddleback, SR

  • 3046 5th Avenue Regina, SK, S4T 0L5 Canada (map)
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ALL ARE WELCOME

We are proud to announce that Elder Jerry Saddleback, SR will be at the All Nations Hope Network sharing The Sacred Encampment of Creation Story and other Teachings August 21st-25, 2017. 

This is a FREE workshop! Lunch & Refreshments are complimentary as well! 

*Please bring your own lawn chair & feast kit, each day.

Contact Linda Anderson to sign up at:

(306) 924-8424 Ext. 236 or landerson.1@sasktel.net


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BOOK LAUNCH! At McMaster with Dr. Dawn Martin-Hill
May
25
8:00 AM08:00

BOOK LAUNCH! At McMaster with Dr. Dawn Martin-Hill

Darlene Juschka, Carrie Bourassa and Elder Betty McKenna will be launching the book: Listening to the Beat of Our Drum: Indigenous Parenting in a Contemporary Society. 

Please save the date and watch for more details to come... 

About the Authors:

Carrie Bourassa is a the new Chair of Northern & Indigenous Health at Health Sciences North Research Institute in Sudbury after spending the last fifteen years as Professor of Indigenous Health Studies at First Nations University of Canada. Carrie completed her Ph.D. (Social Studies) in 2008. Her dissertation is entitled Destruction of the Métis Nation: Health Consequences. Her book, based on her dissertation was released in the fall of 2012 entitled Métis Health: The Invisible Problem. Dr. Bourassa is proud to be the successful Nominated Principal Investigator on two Canada Foundation for Innovation Grants that funded the Indigenous Community-based Health Research Labs at FNUniv and the Cultural Safety, Evaluation and Training Lab. Carrie is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, an Institute Advisory Board Member, Institute of Indigenous People’s Health and a Public Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Carrie’s research interests include the impacts of colonization on the health of Indigenous people; creating culturally safe care in health service delivery; Indigenous community based health research methodology; Indigenous HIV/AIDS research; Indigenous end of life and dementia care and Indigenous women’s health. Carrie is Métis, belonging to the Regina Riel Métis Council #34. She resides in Regina with her husband, Chad and her daughters, Victoria and Lillie

Elder Betty McKenna is Anishnabae from the Shoal River Band and is very knowledgeable about many traditional teachings which she has learned from her grandmother and from teachings of various other elders. She is the Elder in Residence, First Nations and Métis Education at the Regina Public School Board as well as the guiding elder for RESOLVE (Research and Education to End Violence and Abuse) Saskatchewan, provides leadership to many research projects including: Completing the Circle: End of Life Care with Aboriginal Families with Dr. Mary Hampton and Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Understanding from Within: Developing Community-Driven and Culturally Safe Models for Understanding and Responding to Neurological Conditions among Aboriginal Women with the Native Women’s Association of Canada, Rural and Northern Response to Intimate Partner Violence with Dr. Mary Hampton and Aboriginal Grandmothers Caring for Grandchildren with Kerrie Strathy, Dr. Carrie Bourassa and Dr. Wendee Kubik, to name a few. She is also co-author on several peer reviewed publications and sits on two graduate committees at the University of Regina. Elder Betty was appointed by former Premier Roy Romanow to the College of Physicians and Surgeons Council of Saskatchewan. She serves on the National Elders Advisory, Correctional Services Canada as well as numerous other committees. In 2012, Elder Betty won a Saskatchewan Health Excellence Award in the “Health of a Population” category.

Darlene Juschka teaches in Women’s and Gender Studies and Religious Studies at the University of Regina. Her areas of interest are semiotics, critical theory, feminisms, and posthumanism. Some of her more recent work includes: “Feminism and Gender”. In Steven Engler and Michael Stausberg (eds.), The (Oxford) handbook of the study of religion; with Melissa Wuerch, Kim Zorn, and Mary Hampton (2016). “Responding to Intimate Partner Violence: Challenges Faced among Service Providers in Northern Communities” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, (May), 1-21; and “Enfleshing semiotics: The indexical and symbolic sign-functions”. (2014). She has also published Political Bodies, Body Politic: The Semiotics of Gender (2009) (Translated and published in Chinese in 2015) and Feminism in the study of religion: A reader (2001). She is currently working on a book entitled “Contours of the flesh: The semiotics of pain” and a case study focused on Intimate Partner violence in a northern Saskatchewan community. 

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2017 CAHR's Annual Canadian Conference on HIV in Montreal April 6-9th!
Apr
6
to Apr 9

2017 CAHR's Annual Canadian Conference on HIV in Montreal April 6-9th!

We are very proud to announce that two of our projects from this lab will be presenting at the CAHR 2017 conference in Montreal! 

Paulete & Eric will be doing a poster presentation for CHIWOS PAW "Women Bury in Earth Healing Stories People" specific to an environmental scan. 

Carolyn & Margaret will be presenting on the Digging Deep project. 

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CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network
Apr
3
to Apr 6

CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network

Dr. Carrie Bourassa & Paulete Poitras are attending this annual meeting.

CHIWOS will be gifting the data in ceremony to Dr. Carrie Bourassa and Doris Peletier both Co-Chairs and Indigenous Researchers of the CAAB PAW. This historical event will take place and will be the first of many forms of reconciliation within research. Paulete Poitras (Research Assistant), is going to bear witness to this historical event. Paulete sits on the CAAB PAW as a member of the CAAB PAW Analysis team and Co-Chair along side Carrie Martin.   

 

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SK Indigenous HIV Conference-Indigenous Women's Traditional Roles
Mar
21
to Mar 22

SK Indigenous HIV Conference-Indigenous Women's Traditional Roles

We are proud to announce that two of the projects out of this lab will be presented at this conference. Our proposals were both accepted! Carolyn, Carrie and Jenna are presenting on the Digging Deep Project. Paulete and Eric are presenting on the CHIWOS "Women Bury in Earth Healing Stories People" Project. This is exciting stuff. 

Traditionally, women played a pivotal role within the Indigenous Family, within the way they governed and in spiritual ceremonies. Both men and women were autonomous and they both carried roles that were essential to the survivial of Indigenous communities.
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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Tri-Nation Alliance Workshop in Melbourne Australia

  • Koori Heritage Trust Cultural Centre (map)
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Tri-Nation Alliance: Medical Education Seminar on Health & Wellbeing of Indigenous Peoples

Dr. Carrie Bourassa will be presenting in Session 3: Embedding cultural competency and safety for Indigenous health into education & training and across the medical workforce. Focusing on three specific elements. One, what is being done. Two, what are the cultural competencies and safeties in the workplace and how can they be improved. Lastly, the successes and ongoing challenges. 

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Cultural Connections Focus Group
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Cultural Connections Focus Group

Paulete Poitras a Community Research Assistant working on Cultural Connections, is facilitating a workshop, open to all Indigenous women who are interested in participating. We will thank you, with a $50 honorarium, for participating and lending us your time. Please spread the word. Feel free to bring friends too! 

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Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

September 17th Scotiabank AIDS Walk - WASCANA PARK, Regina

The Scotiabank AIDS Walk was founded 30 years ago, and has remained a grass roots labour of love. Last year’s events raised over $700,000 that benefited more than 31 community-based organisations in 27 walk sites across Canada. Our movement directly contributes to developing and maintaining services and projects to more than 65,000 Canadians from coast to coast. Over the past 30 years the Scotiabank AIDS Walk has raised more than $42 million.

This is your chance to make a difference.

JOIN US IN REGINA, Saskatchewan for the local Annual Scotiabank Aids Walk

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Team Building Sweat & Feast
Jul
30
2:00 PM14:00

Team Building Sweat & Feast

Elder Betty McKenna, one of two Elders on our national CCNA project has been so kind as to offer to host the sweat for us. A feast will follow We are blessed to have Elder Betty's daughter, Mary cook for us. We would like to invite each member of the Research Advisory committee to the sweat. 

Please confirm your participation in this team building/healing opportunity with Jessica at 306-331-6948 or jdieter@fhqtc.com. Transportation can be arranged if need be. 

Please bring a chair, a skirt for women, towel and cloth/tobacco.

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CINSA 2016 - Reconciliation through Research
Jun
22
to Jun 24

CINSA 2016 - Reconciliation through Research

  • First Nations University of Canada (map)
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CINSA 2016 Reconciliation through Research - Fostering miýo-pimātisiwin

The 2016 Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association (CINSA) Conference will be co-hosted by the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN) and First Nations University of Canada in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Carolyn Pelletier, Jenna Tickell, Jaqueline Anaquod and Natalie Owl presented.

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Jenna Tickell's presentation at Session 33 The Indigenous Community-Based Health Research Lab at First Nations University of Canada: Embracing Community Values In Mentorship

Jenna Tickell's presentation, Session 33 The Indigenous Community-Based Health Research Lab at First Nations University of Canada: Embracing Community Values in Mentorship

Natalie Owl presenting at Session 33 The Indigenous Community-Based Health Research Lab at First Nations University of Canada: Embracing Community Values in Mentorship

Natalie Owl presenting at The Indigenous Community-Based Health Research Lab at First Nations University of Canada: Embracing Community Values in Mentorship - Session 33

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Natalie Owl, Session 47 The Effects of the Intergenerational Residential School Experience and Negative Racial Stereotyping on Ojibwe Speech Patterns in mid-Northern Ontario Anishnawbek

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Upcoming CIHR Pathways Annual Gathering
Jun
19
to Jun 21

Upcoming CIHR Pathways Annual Gathering

  • First Nations University of Canada (map)
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June 19-21, 2016
Regina, Saskatchewan
First Nations University of Canada

The Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples (Pathways) initiative aims to develop the evidence base in how to design, offer, implement and scale-up programs and policies that promote health and health equity in four priority areas: suicide prevention, tuberculosis, diabetes/obesity and oral health.

The second Pathways Annual Gathering will bring together researchers and Indigenous community partners to discuss progress of research in these areas.

Members of the Indigenous Community-Based Health Research Labs will be presenting at this conference.

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Project of Heart Closing Ceremony
Mar
26
11:45 AM11:45

Project of Heart Closing Ceremony

  • Regina Indian Industrial School cemetery (map)
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We welcome you to join us at the Regina Indian Industrial School cemetery!

Jenna Tickell (an RA in this Lab) facilitated Project of Heart (by Sylvia Smith) out of Luther College Campus, this semester. This is a program curriculum initiative, that educates people about the history of the Residential School system in Canada. It is unique for its': collective, artistic, activist approach. Our group chose to commemorate the Regina Indian Industrial School. 

We are coming together this Saturday to invoke awareness of these sacred burial grounds, and to commemorate the survivors of this school. We are here to remind the spirits of this burial, that they have not been forgotten and that they will not be forgotten!

Elder Betty McKenna (our Lab Elder) has agreed to do a smudge ceremony for the spirits of children that were buried in this cemetery. Lee Prosper (from the Canadian Roots Exchange Program, out of Luther College Campus) has also volunteered to sing and drum an honour song for all of those who attended the Regina Indian Industrial School.

Our group is coming together to "walk about" the sacred grounds of this cemetery and to reconnect with our roots. We acknowledge our Canadian colonial history and the intergenerational effects such history has had, particularly on children and families associated with the Residential School system imposed by our government. We have decided to petition specifically for the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action #75: Click to link to our virtual petition. 

We would love to see you there; any support is welcome.

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Carry the Kettle First Nation Mental Health Awareness Youth Conference
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Carry the Kettle First Nation Mental Health Awareness Youth Conference

Key Note Guest Speaker: Shana Pasapa

She's a successful Entrepreneur of Power Our Women Self Defense, Blue belt Jiujitsu fighter and martial artist

Guest Speaker: Creeson Agecoutay

He's the host and producer of CTV's Award winning weekly program, Indigenous Circle. He is also a reporter for CTV News Regina

Guest Speakers & Successful Indigenous Women

They work in this lab! We are so PROUD!

Jenelle McArthur, Michelle Descheneaux

& Paulete Poitras

* Sponsored by: Carry the Kettle Health Centre

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