Events this week: June 7 - June 11

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

Mon, June 7

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.

Quality of Care for First Nations Members in the Emergency Department
Lea Bill, Executive Director, Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre
Patrick McLane, Senior Researcher, Emergency SCN, AHS

Emergency care services are an important health resource for First Nations persons. Working collaboratively with First Nations partners, academic researchers and health authority staff, this mixed-method study investigates First Nations emergency care in Alberta. In this presentation, we share qualitative results of interviews with physicians and nurses who work in emergency care, as well as results of ongoing analysis of health systems data. We provide recommendations for improving emergency care of First Nations members for individual healthcare providers, emergency departments and health systems.

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Tues, June 8

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

Unconscious Bias & its impact on Cultural Safety
Karen Brooks, Senior Patient Engagement Consultant, AHS
Randall Bell, Senior Advisor – Indigenous Populations, AHS

The objectives of this session are to become aware of our own world views and biases. In this session, we learn about the relationship between bias and systemic forms of oppression (e.g. racism), and the importance of cultural safety for people who are different to you.

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

Four Winds: Indigenous Patient Navigation Model (Methodology)
Kienan Williams, Assistant Scientific Director, Indigenous Health,AHS

This presentation will focus on the co-design methodology with Indigenous communities in the South Zone and the impact on the overall project implementation.

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2:00 p.m.
to 3:00 p.m.

Little Wonders
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.

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Passcode: 690380

Wed, June 9

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

Four Winds: Indigenous Patient Navigation Model (Nurse Perspective)
Chloe Crosschild, Indigenous Patient Navigator, AHS

This presentation will focus on implementing an Indigenous Patient Navigation service in the South Zone and be presented from the Indigenous nurse in the role.

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

ESim Indigenous Health Project
Simon Ross, Senior Advisor, Cultural Competency, AHS
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Thurs, June 10

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

Honouring Life Updates: Enoch Cree Nation
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1:00 p.m.
to 2:00 p.m.

Stories from South Zone: AHS Staff Highlights
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Fri, June 11

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

Supporting Indigenous Peoples in Continuing Care
Orezy Imomoh, Lead, Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care, AHS

Join us in learning how Alberta Health Services is working to improve the quality of care that Indigenous seniors receive from home care, in Designated Supportive Living and Long Term Care sites across the province. Providing quality care to Indigenous peoples involves supporting their individual physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional needs by working to provide culturally appropriate care that acknowledges their belief systems, background, history, community and experiences.

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

Inuit Culture
Atsinak Bishop, Indigenous Cultural Helper, AHS
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1:00 p.m.
to 2:00 p.m.

Highlights & Closing Prayer
Elder Emil Durocher
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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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