In partnership with the McMaster Indigenous Health Movement – Student Group and the McMaster Faculty of Health Science, the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute is hosting an inaugural “Coming together to co-create health equity” an Indigenous Community Health and Research (ICHR) conference from February 6 -8, 2020.

Through a socio-historical context, this inaugural ICHR conference is exploring Health Equity on February 6 & 7 as well as Climate Change on February 8 as they connect to the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples.

The conference is being held at The Gathering Place by the Grand on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory (February 6th, 2020) and David Braley Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University in Hamilton (February 7th and 8th, 2020).

Councillor Evan Sault, Pillar 2 Eduction and Wellness Lead was invited to participate in discussions as a panel lead.  Sault discussed community health priorities and challenges MCFN faces, such as lack of resources, space, funding, and transportation.  “MCFN has been building relationships and partnerships with surrounding hospitals and health centres who provide services to the MCFN Members on and off reserve”, Sault said.

Councillor Evan Sault and MCFN Mermber Pat Mandy.

MCFN Members Val King also served on a panel discussion as Traditional Practitioner panelists and Jai King-Green served as moderator. Miigwech ladies.

 

Read more in the next issue of the Eaglepress.