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Working on the determinants of Aboriginal health and education: Building resilient youth and families

Monday, November 19th,  7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership, 4th floor, Gerald Schwartz School of Business

A presentation and discussion with:

  • Don Fiddler, National Advisory Board member, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health; National Advisory Board Co-Chair, National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health; District Principal for Aboriginal Education, Vancouver School Board.

With a response from:

  • Dr. Cheryl Bartlett Canada Research Chair in Integrative Science, a concept pioneered with Aboriginal; Elders and educators at Cape Breton University. She was recently named to the Order of Canada for her work on two-eyed seeing and integrative science.

Aboriginal health and educational attainment are influenced by social and economic factors, such as income, social status, work, housing, and the physical environment. Don Fiddler has been working with Aboriginal youth within the education system, and participating in national projects to reduce health inequities for Aboriginal populations. Mr. Fiddler calls upon the existing resilience of families and youth to build healthier individuals and communities.

A Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership Encounter, sponsored by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable Communities, The Indigenous Peoples Research Cluster, Department of Anthropology St. Francis Xavier University.