Indigenous Health

SRPC's Indigenous Health Committee is in the process of developing a series of virtual, educational events to bring awareness and provide learning opportunities for all SRPC members about Indigenous health education. 
We encourage all SRPC members to participate.

The SRPC will record the Indigenous Education Series and make the videos available to everyone for self-guided learning.
We post each one, on this page.
If you have questions about how to register or access the video, please contact


This information was compiled by Dr. Darlene Kitty and Ms. Lisa Abel, Indigenous Program - Faculty of Medicine

Jordan, Joyce, and Justice: Decolonizing Healthcare for Indigenous Children and Youth


  1. Briefly review indigenous child health issues
  2. Recognize the healthcare system as a key site of anti-Indigenous systemic racism
  3. Develop tools to work towards decolonizing pediatric healthcare
  4. Learn pearls and best practices to optimizing care in indigenous care and youth

Our second webinar "Jordan, Joyce, and Justice: Decolonizing Healthcare for Indigenous Children and Youth" With guest speakers Raven Dumont-Maurice, Samir Shaheen-Hussain, Alisha Tukkiapik and Teyohá:te Brant. Moderated by Darlene Kitty.

Hosted Thursday February 24th, 2021

Moving Towards Cultural Safety, Reconciliation, and Anti-racism.

Our first event in the series is "Moving Towards Cultural Safety, Reconciliation, and Anti-racism with Dr. Darlene Kitty, and guest speakers Dr. Nadin Gilroy and Dr. Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay and moderated by Dr. Gabe Woollam, SRPC President. 

Hosted : Tuesday December 15th, 2020


  1. Define cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, cultural competency, cultural safety, and cultural humility.
  2. Explain the historical impact of residential schools and how the TRC Calls to Action contribute to reconciliation.
  3. Describe briefly the demographics, health, and social issues that affect Indigenous populations.
  4. Discuss how racism has negatively affected the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples and ways to address it in your workplace.
  5. Learn pearls to effectively interact with and give culturally safe care to Indigenous patients, families, and communities.

Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.

From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.

Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships.

Registration is now open.

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