Indigenous Health Conference: Building Our Future
December 3 @ 8:00 am – December 5 @ 5:00 pm
We are pleased to announce the 2020 Indigenous Health Conference (IHC) is now a digital conference held from December 3-5 2020.
This interdisciplinary conference will bring together Indigenous peoples, health care providers, researchers and experts in the field who are working to address the huge health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. This disparity has its roots in colonization. As revealed by the Truth and Reconciliation and Murdered and Missing women’s reports much of the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada was minimized or erased. This negatively impacted the health and lives of many Indigenous peoples as traditions were stripped away and families torn apart.
Addressing this huge health disparity, requires Indigenous peoples, experts in the field and healthcare providers to examine the evidence and create dialogue to improve the understanding of healthcare needs. The 4th biennial IHC will provide such a forum.
The focus for this year’s conference is the future and how we can cultivate the youth as tomorrow’s leaders and agents of change. Topics will include youth leadership, suicide prevention, impact of colonization murdered and missing Indigenous women, determinants of health, Indigenous ways of knowing.
Through this conference we hope to create better educated, more culturally safe health care providers for Indigenous peoples and to nurture the future leaders in healthcare for Indigenous communities.