Aboriginal Peoples’ Wellness in Canada: Scaling Up the Knowledge Roundtable

Aboriginal Peoples’ Wellness in Canada Roundtable: Presentations

Thurs 3 March 2011 | Fri 4 March 2011

Thursday Evening Program 

Thursday, 3 March 2011

17:00 – 19:30


Laura Commanda and Dr. Malcolm King; CIHR, Institute for Aboriginal Peoples' Health Research

Opening Remarks

Dr. Malcolm King; CIHR Institute for Aboriginal Peoples' Health

Keynote Address & Reading

Joseph Boyden; Giller Prize winner & Author of "Through Black Spruce"

Panel Presentations

Panel Discussions

Don Newman; Chair, Canada 20/20

Friday Roundtable Program 

Friday, 4 March 2011

08:00 – 08:40

Welcome, Introductions, and Traditional Welcoming Ceremony

  • Blessing of proceedings
    Elder Thomas Louttit
  • Welcoming Remarks
    Dr. Malcolm King
  • Pathways to Health Equity for First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples: A Business Case for Action
    Dr. Malcolm King
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08:40 - 09:50

Setting the Stage: Cultural Context

  • Knowledge Translation in Metis Population Health Research – Is it a process versus a product, or a process to produce a product?
    Dr. Judy Bartlett; Manitoba Metis Federation
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  • Indigenous Knowledge and Traditions: Upscaling Knowledge
    Dr. Dawn Martin-Hill; McMaster University
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10:10 - 12:15

Knowledge Exchange Discussion: Presentation of Some Examples

  • Dr. Kora deBeck; BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
  • From Benzos to Berries
    Dr. Carol Hopkins; Native Addictions Partnership Foundation
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  • Sharing Knowledge: Making A Difference
    Dr. Margo Greenwood; NCCAH
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  • Dr. Frederic Wien; Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program
  • All Nation's Hope AIDS Network
    Dr. Margaret Akan; All Nation's Hope AIDS Network
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13:15 - 14:15

Moving Forward: Identification of Principles & Priorities for Aboriginal Wellness Knowledge Exchange

  • Scaling up the Evidence – Knowledge Transfer in Aboriginal Health: Honoring Cultural Context and Supporting Community Aspirations
    Dr. Jeff Reading; University of Victoria
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  • Building a First Nations Public Health Surveillance Framework
    Dr. John O'Neil; Simon Frasier University
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  • Dr. Jacqueline Tetroe; CIHR Knowledge Translation

14:15 - 16:15

Breakout Discussions & Reflections

  • Dr. Malcolm King & Mr. John Sproule