Symposium Schedule

BC Indigenous Health Nursing Student Caring Series

Virtual Online Symposium Series Schedule

In recognition of the World Health Organization (WHO) Campaign 2021 as Year of the Nurse and Midwife we wish to celebrate the contribution of nursing to the world’s health and are excited to work together with local leaders to develop research aimed at Advancing Indigenous Wellness by Reconciling Parallel Pathways in Indigenous Health Nursing: Innovating Wise Practices for Education, Standards, Partnerships, and Research. This research program is based in a knowledge co-creation process through collaboration with Indigenous and non-Indigenous health providers guided by cultural governance protocols and principles established by an Advisory Council.

We believe that Indigenous Health Nursing (IHN) is an integral component of Indigenous healthcare. Indigenous Health Nursing promotes nursing practices that respect traditional knowledge is foundational for healing amongst First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We will maintain relational accountability to our knowledge holders while ensuring mutual reciprocity is gained through our collective relationships in supporting alternate pathways in nursing. Considering the new “normal”, we have decided to relaunch our symposium virtual series with our previous keynote speakers as follows:

Series 8: Nov. 8, 2021

Keynote: Hon Dr. Lillian Eva (Quan) Dyck
Amending the Criminal Code to Protect Women, in Particular Indigenous Women
Time: 3 p.m. on Zoom

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Series 9: Nov. 22, 2021

Keynote: Symbia Barnaby
Compassion, Community, and Connection: An Intimate Look at Intergenerational Trauma and Healing
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Zoom

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Series 1: Aug. 17, 2020

Keynote: Elaine Alec – Syilx/Secwepemc Nation
Indigenous Health Pathways Forward: Enowkinwixw

Series 2: Oct. 19, 2020

Keynotes: Dr. Odette Best and Dr. John Lowe
An Aboriginal Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journey
Indigenous Health Equity: Implementing an Indigenous Nurse-Led Researcher Center

Series 3: Nov. 16, 2020

Keynotes: Lucy Barney, Sage Thomas, Dr. Jennifer Leason and Evelyn Good Striker
Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Nursing: Weaving Science and Indigenous ways of Being [Lucy]
Revitalizing Traditional Birthing [Sage]

Series 4: Dec. 7, 2020

Keynotes: Dr. Terri Aldred, Annette Browne, Rose Melnyk and Vanessa Mitchell
Renewing and Reinforcing Systems Transformation

Series 5: Feb. 22, 2021

Co-hosted by Faye Martin and Christina Chakanyuka
BC Indigenous Nurses Virtual Circle

Series 6: June 7, 2021

Keynote: Senator Yvonne Boyer
Sterilization: Racism in Indigenous Health

Series 7: Oct. 18, 2021

Keynote: Cora Weber-Pillwax
It's in the Blood: Theory and Praxis of Lifelong Indigenous Education