Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Health Outcomes Series 

The Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Health Outcomes series will explore different facets of Indigenous health and health outcomes. The first part of the series Indigenous Language Revitalization, taking place on February 26 from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Hess Commons, will explore Indigenous language revitalization and storytelling as a source of strength and resilience and the way that language revitalization contributes to well-being. In the Social Determinants of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health master class on March 4thfrom 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Hess Commons, our speakers will discuss health inequalities, experienced by Aboriginal peoples in Canada, that cannot be accounted for by existing explanations for health disparities. They will also share  their integrated life course and social determinants model of Aboriginal Health and  discuss the holistic perspective needed to ensure health optimization among Aboriginal people.  Along with proximal and intermediate determinants of health, they will discuss distal determinants including racism, colonialism, and self-determination. In the final panel of the series, Exploring Two-Spirit Identity, speakers will discuss the Indigenous concept of Two-Spirit Identity, the role of a Two-Spirit in Indigenous communities, and the relationship between this identity and western notions of gender and sexuality. The final panel will take place on March 24th  from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Hess Commons.


Indigenous language revitalization

February 26, 2020
Hess Commons at 11:45 a.m.


Social determinants of aborginal peoples' health

March 4, 2020
Hess Commons at 11:45 a.m.


exploring two-spirit identity

March 24, 2020
Hess Commons at 11:45 a.m.


Past Events

Activism and advocacy series: raising your voice and being heard

November 7, 2019
Hess Commons at 11:30 a.m.











Other Events in the Community


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December 9 & 10, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.