On November 12, 2021, iCON and VCH Aboriginal Health hosted a virtual Indigenous Health Round, titled “Intergenerational Trauma and the Impacts of Colonial History on the Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous People.” We were honoured to have our speakers from the UBC School of Nursing: Dr. Elder Roberta Price, an Elder Advisor and Research Partner from the Snuneymuxw and Cowichan Nations, and Dr. Colleen Varcoe, a professor and scholar of Indigenous (Cherokee) and immigrant (English) heritage.
The speakers guided the discussion on the impacts of historical and ongoing colonialism and racism on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples in Canada, different forms of violence and the pathways of harm including stigma, discrimination, and epigenetics experienced by the Indigenous communities, and how healthcare providers could go beyond self reflection to create culturally and emotionally safe organizations and practices, and contribute to meaningful change in healthcare cultures.
This event was organized by VCH Aboriginal Health and UBC iCON (Department of Emergency Medicine), and supported by the B.C. Ministry of Health Patients as Partners Initiative and the Vancouver Physician Staff Association.
Please find a copy of the Powerpoint slides Dr. Elder Roberta Price and Dr. Colleen Varcoe shared here.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Intergenerational Trauma and the Impacts of Colonial History on the Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous People
Date & Time
Friday, November 12, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:30pm PT
Virtual Zoom Meeting – Zoom details will be provided upon registration