Events this week: June 14 - June 18

Here's how we're celebrating this week. Please join us, and see the full events calendar here.

Mon, June 14

9:00 a.m.

Opening Prayer Circle, Teachings and Song
Mondays at 9:00 a.m.
Start the week in a good way by joining us for a prayer led by Elder Dale Awasis.

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12:00 p.m.
to 1:00 p.m.

Indigenous Talent Acquisition
Christine Traeger, Manager, Talent Acquisition, Students, Diversity & Inclusion, AHS

Tues, June 15

11:30 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m.

Health Co-Management 101:
Indigenous Services Canada

What is Health Co-Management between First Nations and the First Nation Inuit Health Branch? Learn more about this unique structure, how it operates, the partnership process between these groups that focus on improving the health of First Nations in Alberta. Learn how AHS departments could strengthen their connections with children and youth, health promotion, health protections, mental health and non-insured health benefits.
Session will be followed by a retirement presentation to Dr Wadea Yacoub

1:00 p.m.
to 1:30 p.m.
Retirement preseitaion to Judith Hockney
2:00 p.m.
to 3:00 p.m.

Little Wonders – children’s playtime
Presenter: Natalie Winn-Dempsey, Miskanwah
Moderator: Lisa L’Hirondelle, Indigenous Hospital Liaison, AHS

Little Wonders is a parented, early literacy, music and play program offering designed for families and their children from birth up to age 6 years old. This program has a distinctive rhythm and energy that perfectly captures the attention of young children and reflects traditional ways of connecting spiritually, socially and emotionally. Little Wonders is a program offering where parents & caregivers can delight in watching and interacting with their children in culturally rich environment. This program is offered throughout the year by the Tawaw Family Resource Network at Miskanawah.

Wed, June 16

12:00 p.m.
to 1:00 p.m.

Misi Yehewin (Big Breath): Understanding Covid-19 Experiences and Perceptions among Metis Albertans.
Reaghan Bartel, Director of Health, Métis Nation of Alberta Health

This presentation is a look at how MNA folks have fared during the initial restrictions. Beyond the technical data, this presentation has overarching themes that are great for AHS to hear in terms of cultural safety and communication.

Thurs, June 17

12:00 p.m.
to 1:00 p.m.

Indigenous Trauma & Reconciliation
Randal Bell, Senior Advisor – Indigenous Populations, AHS

Join us for a talk that examines how Indigenous Trauma continues to be perpetuated through generations of young Indigenous people. Randal will explore how this trauma has affected his own family and how it continues to affect many more like his. Randal will explore how trauma has contributed to poor health outcomes of Indigenous people for generations, culminating in what some consider a national health crisis. Drawing on career research and experience, Randal proposes preparations for the journey to Indigenous reconciliation in healthcare and confirms that AHS has already begun planning for this long and difficult journey.

1:00 p.m.
to 2:00 p.m.
Calgary Zone Indigenous Health Action Plan
Nicholas Thain, Senior Operating Officer, Community Rural & Continuing Care, AHS
Chelsea Crowshoe, Director, Provincial Indigenous Wellness Core, AHS
Simon Ross, Senior Advisor, Cultural Competency, AHS

This is a story of health planning and co-design in action with Calgary Zone Indigenous communities. This is a journey that has centered on trust, relationship building, shared vision and collaboration. Grounded in ceremony, sacred stories, and a commitment to co-design, the stories connect with the diversity of urban and rural Indigenous communities to build the Calgary Zone Indigenous Health Action Plan.

Fri, June 18

12:00 p.m.
to 1:00 p.m.

The Northern Health Services Network
Liz Kingan, Senior Advisor, Northern Health Services Network

This is an AHS program that works with people from the three Territories to get them home safely, with the correct equipment and supplies, following their stay in one of the Edmonton area hospitals, or longer term outpatient treatment.

1:00 p.m.
to 2:00 p.m.

Highlights & Closing Prayer
Elder Emil Durocher

Join us on Fridays as Elder Emil Durocher to share traditional teachings and ground us for the week along with and the Indigenous Wellness Core planning team to share highlights of the week, overview of what’s to come next week and announcement of the weekly winners of beautiful prizes donated by the Indigenous Wellness Core.

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