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Impacts of Systemic Racism on Indigenous Peoples’ Experience of Healthcare and Nutrition

Date: Thursday May 13th at 2-2:45pm EST

During this presentation, Dr. Bourassa reviews how systemic racism affects the health care system in Canada, namely: the historical background of racism, how systemic racism is affecting Indigenous people, what racial health inequality is, and the role of the health system in addressing systemic racism.

Speaker:

Dr. Carrie Bourassa, B.A., M.A., PhD

Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health and Professor at the University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Carrie Bourassa, B.A., M.A., PhD is the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (CIHR-IIPH) and a Professor, Community Health & Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan. She is the Principal Investigator for the Canada Foundation for Innovation funded Morning Star Lodge as well as the Cultural Safety, Evaluation, Training and Research lab. Dr. Bourassa has nearly 20 years’ experience as a professor in the field of Indigenous health studies. Through her role as Scientific Director of IIPH, she leads the advancement of a national health research agenda to improve and promote the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada.

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