REDI Symposium Speaker: Dr. Danièle Behn Smith

Join us on May 25th for our first virtual symposium – Race Ideology: Historical Perspectives, Current Realities and Re-imagining the Future Symposium

Dr. Danièle Behn Smith is Eh Cho Dene of Fort Nelson First Nation and French-Canadian Métis with roots in the Red River Valley. She currently serves as Deputy Provincial Health Officer – Indigenous Health in the British Columbia (BC) Office of the Provincial Health Officer. In this capacity, she is a senior health leader actively involved in BC’s COVID-19 response, including through engagement with the First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation BC, and other Indigenous collectives across the province. Behn Smith brings expertise as a family physician with training in emergency medicine (MD, CCFP-EM); functional medicine (Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner); and population and public health (MPH). She has practiced medicine in rural and remote Indigenous communities across Canada. As both a physician and health leader, her work recognizes self-determination as the foundation of health and wellness among First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, and the importance of Indigenous approaches and healing systems.