You are invited to attend the following Zoom event:
What has COVID-19 taught us about the determinants of health for First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and how are we called to respond?
Date: Saturday March 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:45 am EDT
In this event we explore our call to walk with justice, mercy and humility in our relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.
The event is co-sponsored by the Circle for Reconciliation and Justice of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Centre for Public Ethics at Martin Luther University College in Waterloo.
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle, Assistant Professor and Associate Director at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Mashford-Pringle is an Algonquin (Timiskaming First Nation) Assistant Professor and Associate Director at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Mashford-Pringle worked for over a decade at the federal government in Indigenous initiatives. She is the Director of the Master of Public Health – Indigenous Health program (MPH-IH), Director of the Collaborative Specialization in Indigenous Health (CSIH) and Founding Editor of the Turtle Island Journal on Indigenous Health (TIJIH). As the only Canadian and first Indigenous board member at the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH), she has been finding ways to connect Canadian community organizations to university researchers in Canada. She works with Indigenous communities in urban and rural settings with issues related to Indigenous health including culture and cultural safety, language, land-based learning, climate action, and policy analysis and development.
The keynote presentation will be followed by Q and A, and discussion on what we have learned and how we are called to respond.
- Learning toward relationship with our First Nations, Inuit and Métis neighbours
- Supporting our local Friendship Centres or agencies
- Walking alongside advocating for change