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System transformation from an Indigenous perspective

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 12 to 1 pm ET

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System transformation from an Indigenous perspective is situated in self-determination. System change requires an ideological shift and a willingness to examine areas within the system that no longer serves the population. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s “Calls to Action” clearly sets out attainable actions in creating culturally safe health care environments.

This session will:

  • provide a historical context to help participants to better understand Indigenous realities;
  • provide stories of system transformation and what is required to facilitate sustainable changes; and
  • provide recommendations for moving forward in “being the change”.

Presented by:

Lisa Perley-Dutcher, RN, MN
Indigenous Health Consultant

Lisa is a Maliseet/Wolastoqi woman from NegotkoK/Tobique First Nation. She has been a registered nurse for 30 years with a Masters in nursing from the University of New Brunswick. The focus of her career been to improve health outcomes for Indigenous peoples in Canada. Lisa worked as a community health nurse in one of the first communities that transferred health services to a First Nation community in the Atlantic Region. She was also at the forefront of the First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care Program when it was launched into First Nations across the country. She established the first Aboriginal Nursing Initiative Director position at UNB Faculty of Nursing. She also worked as the Director of Mental Wellness for the Atlantic Regions First Nation and Inuit Health Branch. Lisa and her husband Stephen are partner consultants providing on-line educational sessions, facilitation and research services on various topics related to Indigenous history and health. She served as President of the Indigenous Nurses Association of Canada. Lisa is currently a student studying her Wolastoqey Language and is heavily involved in language revitalization.


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