This session focuses on working with Indigenous populations in ways that are meaningful. Listeners will learn about food-related experiences and perceptions of those who attended Indian residential schools. The session also showcases current community-level research and programs in diverse First Nations and inspire you by the strength and resilience of First Nations community members who champion local food projects.
Listening to this program will help you gain insight into:
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action (2015) as they impact dietitians working to enhance food, nutrition and health within indigenous communities,
- historic determinants of health in relation to the contemporary food, nutrition and health issues that disproportionately affect Indigenous Canadians, and
- perspectives of First Nations members on food, nutrition and health and their experiences of participatory research.
The presentations illustrate direct implications for the practice of dietitians working with Indigenous individuals and communities.
Date of Presentation: June 2017, DC National Conference
- Fiona Devereaux RD is an Aboriginal Health dietitian with Island Health Authority in Victoria, BC.
- Kelly Gordon RD is a community dietitian with Six Nations Health Services in Ohsweken, ON.
- Rhona Hanning PhD RD FDC is Professor, School of Public Health & Health Systems, and Associate Dean Graduate Studies, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON.
- Sandra Juutilainen PhD is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellow at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON.
- Audio file (mp3 file) with handouts and a transcript
Note: Presentation is available in audio only (no visuals or slides) at the request of the speakers.
Cost: FREE for members; $24.95 for non-members