Symposium emphasizes the importance of sharing stories in Indigenous Health research – UM Today

February 18, 2020 —

Ongomiizwin – Research, part of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences’ Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, hosted its seventh annual Indigenous Health Research Symposium, “Past, Present, Future: Telling Our Stories” on January 23 and 24 on Bannatyne Campus.

Dr. Josée Lavoie, director of Ongomiizwin – Research and professor in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, said in her opening remarks that the symposium was about “elders, students and researchers coming together in a safe place to learn from each other, learn about new ideas and things happening in the community, and how research can support that and give that light so governments can see it.”

The theme, “Past, Present, Future: Telling Our Stories,” explored the importance of centring the Indigenous voices in health research and the critical role that language plays in disrupting colonial narratives.

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