Symposium Schedule

Day 1 (AM) – Honouring the Nursing Spirit

Monday Morning, March 16th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sandman Signature Hotel

  • 7:30 to 8:30 am: Registration & breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Opening Prayers & Welcoming Acknowledgement
  • 9:30 am:

    Elaine Alec Syilx/Secwepemc Nation
    Keynote Presentation & Workshop
    Indigenous Health Pathways Forward: Enowkinwixw

  • 10:30 am: Honouring our Nurses

Day 1 (PM) – Reclaiming Indigenous Health Knowledge

Monday Afternoon, March 16th, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TRU Campus (HOL 190)

  • 2:00 pm: Mix and Mingle over Appetizers
  • 2:45 pm: Welcome to the Territory
  • 3:00 pm: Dr. James Makokis, MD, Cree, and Anthony Johnson B.Ec. Navajo/Diné
  • 4:00 pm: Interactive Question and Answers

    Keynote Presentation
    Revitalizing Nêhiyaw Medical and Midwifery Systems

Day 2 – Responding Nursing Realities

Tuesday, March 17th, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sandman Signature Hotel

  • 7:30 to 8:30 am: Registration & breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Opening Prayers & Welcoming Acknowledgement
  • 9:30 am: Welcoming from National Nursing Organization
  • 10:00 am: Overview of Indigenous Health Nursing Symposium
  • 10:30 am: Sage Thomas Tk’emlups te Secwepemc "Revitalizing Traditional Birthing"
    • 11:40 am: Q & A
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Joan Morris Sellemah Songhees First Nation "Indian Hospitals"
  • 1:45 pm: Talk Circle Debrief with Dr. Johnson and Dr. Sanderson
  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Circles of Learning
    • Room A: Nursing Practice Lightning Presentations & Discussion
    • Room B: Nursing Education Lightning Presentations & Discussion
  • 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Cultural Evening: On the Land Recognition & Honoring Cold Creek Evening Dinner. Pre-register required with Julie John

Day 3 – Revitalizing Indigenous Health Equity Research

Wednesday, March 18th, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sandman Signature Hotel

  • 7:30 to 8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Opening Prayers
  • 9:30 am: Lucy Barney, RN, MN Titqet Nation, Statimc Territory "Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Nursing: Weaving Science and Indigenous Ways of Being"
    • 10:10 am: Q&A
  • 10:20 am: Health Break
  • 10:30 am: Dr Odette Best RN, PhD, FAAN Gorreng Gorreng, Boonthanmurra Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Southern Queensland "An Aboriginal Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journey"
  • 11:15 am: Dr. Teresa Brockie - Cancelled
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Policy, and Leadership Circles of Learning
    • Room A: Undergraduate & Graduate Student Lightning Presentation
    • Room B: Indigenous Health Nursing Research Lightning Presentations
  • 2:45 pm: Health Break
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Next Steps for Re-Concili-Actions
  • 4:00 pm: Closing Circle

Day 4 – NPPBC/QUT Brisbane Webinar Only

Webinar Cultural Safety: A Shared Responsibility

  • 3:00 pm– 4:30 pm: The webinar link will be provided once registered.

Day 5 – Health Equity: Opportunities and Tensions with implementing an Indigenous Nurse-Led Health Equity Research Center

Friday, March 20th, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
TRU Campus (HOL 190)

  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am: Health Equity Research – Dr. John Lowe RN, PhD, FAAN Cherokee/Creek Nation Professor, Florida State University