Guest Speaker Series: Harmonizing Traditional Medicine in Health Care Delivery for First Nations and Inuit

Simon Brascoupé

Friday, July 25, 2-4 pm
Location: 220 Laurier Avenue West, Ste. 1400, Ottawa, ON

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Simon Brascoupé will provide an overview and update on progress on the develop a policy position that supports and harmonizes traditional medicine in health care delivery for First Nations and Inuit persons wanting access to these services. The presentation will highlight key policy issues researched thus far, such as safety, efficacy, lesson learned, etc., and discuss next steps. The presentation is meant to create a policy discussion and feed back on this policy work.Simon Brascoupé (Algonquin/Mohawk/Tuscarora)

Previously Simon Brascoupé was Director, Aboriginal Affairs Branch, Environment Canada and Acting Director, Primary Health Care Division, Health Canada. He has taught Aboriginal health and healing at Carleton University and University of Manitoba. He has written and worked in the field of traditional knowledge and intellectual Property Rights and is on Trent University’s Ph.D. Indigenous Knowledge Council. He has been involved internationally on Indigenous environmental issues, particularly the protection of Indigenous knowledge.

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