The media coverage of the mass graves of Indigenous children at former Indian Residential School sites across Canada has brought to light the abhorrent truths of colonial impacts on Indigenous Peoples. Almost seven years after the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action, there is still much to do to honour the Calls and integrate cultural safety and anti-racism into dietetic education, standards of practice and service provision for Indigenous Peoples. This session will share insights from a Canadian Foundation of Dietetic Research-funded project “Towards Decolonizing Dietetic Practice” (2020-22) to support positive action toward reconciliation, decolonization, and Indigenization across the fields of dietetic practice in Canada through learning from Indigenous knowledge and showcasing ‘best’ practices.
After this session, participants will be able to:
- Give examples from the literature on how the TRC Calls to Action, especially #22 & 24, (&/or decolonization, cultural safety, anti-racism) have been incorporated into healthcare education, training, and practice, as relevant to dietetics.
- Describe activities, practices, and processes currently in place to decolonize healthcare within Canada, as shared by Indigenous participants.
- Identify potential actions that can be taken within their own practice settings & the overall dietetics profession, towards decolonizing dietetics education and practice.
Date of presentation: September 15, 2022, DC National Conference
Speakers: Laura Dias, RD and Sandra Juutilainen, PhD
- Video presentation (1 hour 15 min)
- Handout and Mentimeter results from live presentation (pdf)
- Audio file (mp3 file)
- $9.95 for students
- $19.95 for members
- $39.95 for non-DC members