Ep 12 - "Health is Where the Heart is"
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What is health and how can we access it? These are questions facing many Canadian communities as they deal with the challenges presented by COVID-19. In part three of our four-part COVID-19 mini-series, created in partnership with Baycrest@Home, we’ll learn about holistic health and wellness from an Indigenous perspective with Elder Ethel Starblanket-Dubois from the Starblanket Cree Nation, Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director of the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health, and Sadie Anderson, Lab Manager at Morning Star Lodge.

Join our guests and our hosts, Dr. Allison Sekuler and Dr. Rosanne Aleong, as they dive into important topics such as creating access to culturally safe resources that incorporate a communal approach to health, the importance of staying connected to the land, and the ways past and present trauma caused by residential schools and the Sixties Scoop have amplified the effects of the pandemic in Indigenous communities. We’ll hear our guests talk about their own unique experiences as Indigenous People and how, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, they continue to draw strength – and a sense of health – from their culture.

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