Mite Achimowin: Heart Talk – Truth and Reconciliation Workshop

First Nations Women Expressions of Heart Health

Tuesday, January 18 | 12:00 pm

Join Dr. Lorena Fontaine to dive into the impacts of Residential School Intergenerational Trauma & Health Outcomes on Indigenous Women. The event is open to all and will be recorded. This knowledge will support staff and faculty on their truth and reconciliation journey.

The heart health of First Nations people is commonly known through a euro-western medical worldview. Our understanding of historical and current issues and Traditional Knowledge is often silenced. Dr. Lorena Fontaine will present on the mite achimowin (Heart Talk): First Nations Women Expressions of Heart Health study which received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Aboriginal People’s Health Institute and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. She will reflect upon a community-based digital storytelling study that used oral history digital storytelling and learning circles to explore culturally-rooted knowledge of heart care among Manitoban First Nations women. 

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