Thompson Rivers University

Renewing and reinforcing systems transformation

Join us for the third part in the Indigenous Health Nursing Symposium: Nursing the Nursing Spirit.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Terri Aldred, Carrier from the Tl’Azt’En territory. Aldred obtained her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Alberta, and went on to complete the Indigenous Family Medicine residency program through the University of BC. She is the medical director for primary care for the First Nations Health Authority, the site director for the Indigenous Family Medicine Program, family physician for the Carrier Sekani Family Services Primary Care team, which serves 12 communities in north-central BC, and the Indigenous lead for the RCcBC.
  • Vanessa Mitchell, Okanagan-Syilx. For the past 20 years Mitchell has worked within urban and on-reserve Indigenous organizations involving youth, elders, leadership and grassroots’ initiatives. She is currently Interior Health practice lead supporting two of the seven Interior First Nations communities, and program manager for the Journey to Aboriginal Cultural Safety & Humility program.
  • Rose Melnyk, St’uxwtews te Secwepemc. Melnyk is an Aboriginal practice lead with Interior Health. Melnyk is passionate about health equity, anti-Indigenous racism, and the role of Indigenous nursing in leading systems change.
  • Annette J. Brown, PhD, RN. Brown is a professor and distinguished university scholar at the University of BC. Her research has generated a body of evidence aimed at improving healthcare and health outcomes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples affected by health and social inequalities.

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