Connecting Culture, Land and Wellness to Indigenous Youth Webinar

Apr 20, 2021, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
About this Event:

This webinar is in partnership with the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), Chiefs of Ontario (COO), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Shkaabe Makwa, the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association (CINA) and Ontario First Nation Young Peoples Council (OFNYPC).

The overall purpose of this webinar is to increase health care providers' awareness of the importance of Indigenous language, community, culture and the wise practices and teachings of Elders to support well being amongst Indigenous youth. The objectives of this webinar are to facilitate knowledge exchange between Indigenous youth and health-care providers in regard to:

  • the importance of language and what language says about wellbeing;
  • how culture helps maintain wellbeing;
  • the vision of healthy Indigenous youth; and
  • the role of the health-care provider in supporting Indigenous youth

Presenter: Joseph Pitawanakwat (biography)
Moderated by: Quinn Meawasige, Indigenous Youth and Rachel Radyk, RPN, RN Student.

Target audience: Registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered practical nurses and nursing students across care settings, primary care providers, public health and health promotion professionals, allied health-care providers and policy makers. 

Note: Webinar will focus on nurses and health-care providers supporting First Nations communities and organizations; however all are welcome to attend.