Events this week: June 28 to June 30

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

Mon, June 28

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.

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

Celebrating a year of Walking, Talking and Learning Together in Cancer Care Alberta
Chris Carriere, Project Manager, Cancer Care Alberta

It has been a whole year since we started this Learning, Talking and Walking Together series. We’ll look back on the many sessions we have had and the growth in Indigenous cancer care over the last year.

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

The Indigenous Alberta Healthy Communities Approach:
Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund
Brenda Roland, Indigenous Integration Lead & Indigenous Community Team
Prayer by Elder Thomas Durocher

The ACPLF Indigenous Alberta Healthy Communities Approach is committed to support Alberta Indigenous communities to identify, plan, take action and evaluate priorities for cancer prevention and screening. This Approach focuses on helping to build communities that enable members and residents, through increased access to social and physical supports, to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Tues, June 29

11:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m.

Update on the New Edmonton Hospital
Tom Alston, Senior Project Director, New Edmonton Hospital

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

Anti-Racism at AHS – Update and next steps
Marni Panas, Program Manager, Diversity & Inclusion

On behalf of the Anti-Racism Advisory Group, AHS Diversity & Inclusion is proud to share about the journey of developing the AHS Anti-Racism position statement and provide an overview on anticipated next steps.

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

Circle of Life: Cancer prevention and support, a Friendship Centre Perspective
Tessa Jourdain, Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA)

Circle of Life was a two-year ANFCA initiative in partnership with Sagitawa Friendship Society (Peace River) and the Hinton Friendship Centre. The goal of the Circle of Life was to explore, develop and implement strategies where the cancer journey is self-determined by Indigenous peoples living in two Friendship Centre communities. This presentation will discuss project learnings and next steps in fostering an equitable cancer journey for urban Indigenous peoples.

Wed, June 30

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

Closing Ceremonies

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Thank you for joining us to celebrate the 2021 National Indigenous Peoples Day. Visit Alberta Health Services' Indigenous Health Program  to learn more.

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