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Indigenous Speakers Series
- Our Language and Stories are Far Too Complex for Them to Understand: An Excavation of Sorts About Who We Are and Where We Come FromWatch the recording for a conversation with Dr. Paulette Steeves, author of the Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere. In this session, we learnt about the rewriting of Indigenous histories, framed through Indigenous knowledge.
- We’re Still Dancing Around the Table: Reconstituting our Sensibilities about Truth, Reconciliation and RedressWatch the recording for a conversation with Chief Bill Wilson – Hemas KlaLeeLeeKla, who brought both truth and truthfulness about past and present contexts of Indigenous peoples’ collective struggle to negotiate their legitimate and proper place in British Columbia and Canada.
- We Welcome The Children Back Home: The Burden of Sorrow and Survival of the Indian Residential School Experience in CanadaWatch the recording for this Indigenous Speaker Series session which brought together a panel of survivors of the Indian Residential School experience in Canada. This important session welcomed and honored these brave and resilient survivors as they lead us in a discussion about the urgency and motivation to right and write a new history in Canada that is based on a proper redress for Indigenous peoples and communities.
- Transformation, Inspiration and Guidance: Celebrating 20 Years of Indigenous Excellence in MedicineWatch the recording for a conversation with James Andrew, a member of Lil’wat Nation’s Mount Currie Band and Associate Director of Indigenous Initiatives at the Faculty of Medicine. James Andrew has been a source of inspiration and guidance in helping to create and transform the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Indigenous MD Admissions Pathway.
- UBC 23 24 Indigenous Cultural Safety: Creating Excellence in the Arenas of Truth, Reconciliation and AcademiaWatch the recording for this Indigenous Speakers Series session with Dr. Nadine Caron, Dr. Gwendolyn Point and Courtney Smith to learn more about the work of cultural safety, cultural humility, and the broader work in regards to the recommendations from In Plain Sight, Truth and Reconciliation, and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan.
- You Are On Indian Land: Crossing the Borders of Truth, Reconciliation and RedressWatch the recording of “You Are On Indian Land: Crossing the Borders of Truth, Reconciliation and Redress.” In this event, we had a conversation with Grand Chief Mike Kanentakeron Mitchell of the Mohawks of Akwesasne, and director of You Are On Indian Land and we learnt more about the broader reach of truth, reconciliation and redress.
- My Privilege, My Responsibility: A Higher Calling To Do Better in an Era of Truth, Reconciliation & Redress with Sheila NorthWatch the recording of “My Privilege, My Responsibility: A Higher Calling To Do Better in an Era of Truth, Reconciliation & Redress with Sheila North” to learn about the activism of Sheila North, the creator of the widely used hashtag #MMIW – a movement that advocates for the end of violence against First Nations/ Indigenous women and girls.
- Recording: We Are All That Is Possible: Indigenous Principles and Perspectives of Disability & Belonging with Joanne MillsWatch the recording for a conversation with Joanne Mills. In this fourth session of the Indigenous Speaker Series, we had an opportunity to better inform our sensibilities and perceptions about Indigenous peoples whom are both challenged with, and gifted with, developmental disabilities.
- Recording: Transformative Change According to Doug Kelly: Creating the BC First Nations Health AuthorityWatch the recording of a conversation with Grand Chief Doug Kelly – Cheam First Nation. In this third session of the Indigenous Speaker Series, we learnt about the work and leadership of GC Doug Kelly in the creation of the First Nations Health Authority, and his experiences and insights as the former Chair of the First Nations Health Council.
- Recording: Diagnosing Truth, Healing and Conciliation Inside BC Health Care Systems with Dr. Danièle Behn SmithWatch the recording of a conversation with Dr. Danièle Behn Smith, Deputy Provincial Health Officer, Indigenous Health. In this second Indigenous Speaker Series session, Dr. Behn Smith’s shares her unique perspective on how health and academic systems can best approach the work in relation to the processes of Truth and Reconciliation.
- Recording: We Are Children of Indian Residential School Survivors: Awakening Our Spirits, Our Purpose & Our ConfidenceThank you for joining us on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm (PST), for “We Are Children of Indian Residential School Survivors: Awakening Our Spirits, Our Purpose & Our Confidence”, the first session in this year’s Indigenous Speakers’ series. For those unable to attend a video recording is available.
- Niw_Hk_M_Kanak | All My RelationsSeeking Inspiration in Our Own Histories and Stories with Paul LAH Chartrand
- Healing Our SpiritEnduring the work of Grief, Hope, Truth & Reconciliation in our Communities
- Ni tipeyihtenan ōhi acimōwina | We Own These Stories. The Marrow.Thank you to everyone who joined us on March 25, 2022 for the REDI Indigenous Initiatives Speakers Series. This series continues the important conversation that was started during the October 28, 2021 It Starts With Us: Truth Telling event to commemorate Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. REDI was honored to welcome Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer, Parliamentary Poet Laureate, who helped us learn about the need for creative and meaningful connections with Indigenous peoples.
- Sorry, Not SorryThe Importance of Showing Up in an Era of Truth and Reconciliation
- It Starts With Us: Truth Telling Has LaunchedA first step toward truth and reconciliation
It Starts With Us
- It Starts With Us: Contextualizing and Educating about the HolocaustWatch the recording of “It Starts With Us: Contextualizing and Educating about the Holocaust,” in commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
- It Starts With Us: Conflict Engagement, Part 3Learn about our latest session and watch the recording
- It Starts With Us: Conflict EngagementIntroducing the newest module in our series to help build a strong, safe, and supportive community
- Embracing Anti-racism in Health CareWatch the recording for this panel which aims to shift the focus from mere awareness of racism to concrete anti-racism actions. The panel discussion will focus on practical ways we can promote anti-racism in our healthcare environments, education, and research.
- IBPOC Voices: A Conversation with Jorden HendryWatch a recording for a conversation with Jorden Hendry. Jorden is Tsimshian/settler and a member of the Lax Kw’alaams band. As a PhD student in the School of Population and Public Health, Jorden studies Indigenous Public Health and the systems that drive health disparities.
- IBPOC Voices: A Conversation with Dr. Kishore MulpuriWatch the recording for a Conversation with Dr. Kishore Mulpuri. Dr. Kishore Mulpuri is the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, as well as a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at BC Children’s Hospital.
- Black Lives, Black Voices and Black Identities in the Faculty of MedicineTo commemorate Black History Month and as part of REDI’s commitment to amplifying IBPOC voices, we invite you to watch our panel “Black Lives, Black Voices and Black Identities in the Faculty of Medicine.”
- IBPOC Voices: A Conversation with Dr. Anita PalepuWatch the recording for “IBPOC Voices: A Conversation with Dr. Anita Palepu”. Dr. Palepu, MD, MPH, FRCPC, MACP, FCAHS is a Professor and Eric W. Hamber Chair, Department of Medicine at UBC and Providence Health Care.
- IBPOC Voices: A conversation with Dr. Kiran VeerapenWatch the recording for a conversation with Dr. Kiran Veerapen. Dr. Veerapen is the Assistant Dean of Faculty Development, and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine. She is committed to remaining responsive to emerging needs in undergraduate and postgraduate education in the Faculty of Medicine.
- Recording: IBPOC Voices: A Conversation with Dr. Adrian YeeWatch the recording for a conversation with Dr. Adrian Yee. IBPOC Voices is an opportunity to meet and have a conversation with guests who identify as Indigenous, Black and people of color.
REDI Annual Symposiums
- Disrupting the Status Quo: Intersecting Inequities Impacting Women in the FoM and Opportunities for ChangeWatch the recording for REDI’s 2nd virtual Annual Symposium. Hear from a diverse group of women about their perspectives on leadership, opportunities and barriers in the context of health professions practice, education and research. This symposium centred intersectionality and the differentiated experiences of women as we critically examined how current academic systems and hierarchies create additional barriers for women and ideas for change.
- Race Ideology: Historical Perspectives,Current Realities and Re-imagining the FutureWatch a recording of our first annual symposium which explored how racist ideology led to the categorization of people into “races” and how centuries of medical knowledge, health care, research and health professions education have perpetuated systemic racism. You will learn Anti-Racism strategies and pedagogies aimed to dismantle racist structures and support re-engagement in a more equitable future.