Circling Together for Wellness: A Virtual Gathering Upholding Indigenous Knowledge

SFU Public Square and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)      23 Jun 2022      Online      Partner/affiliate event

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) invites you to attend a virtual gathering to celebrate Indigenous storytelling and explore ways of sharing Indigenous knowledge that are determined by Indigenous people and grounded in traditional, local and cultural protocols.

Join on June 23, 2022 to:

  • Learn about methods and practices from teams who are co-developing community-based knowledge exchange tools
  • Hear about developments in Indigenous standards and processes for research and data governance
  • Explore how Indigenous oral and visual knowledge exchange methods can enhance community well-being

Through a mix of plenary talks, cultural teachings and concurrent breakout presentations, Circling Together for Wellness will explore research and lessons from the FNHA’s two-part guest edition of the International Journal of Indigenous Health (Issue 1Issue 2). Stories and tools shared at the virtual gathering will enable learning and also support the appropriate and meaningful exchange of Indigenous knowledge for upholding the well-being of Indigenous communities.

The plenary will feature Namaste Marsden from the Wilp Gamlaxyeltxw, Lax Ganeda (Frog Clan), who will speak about topics spanning Indigenous knowledge and data governance with important takeaways for academia and publishing. Concurrent breakout sessions featuring researchers, health professionals and community members will share innovations for promoting cultural safety and humility, community-driven research, trauma-informed care approaches, and more. This special gathering will be moderated by Courtney Defriend, director of research and knowledge exchange at the FNHA.