It was only three weeks ago that I travelled to Calgary, Alberta to attend our International Women’s Day Indigenous Feminist Panel. It feels like a lifetime ago. I watched this video in disbelief of our ability to gather over one hundred people in a room and of our light hearted laughter. This video is a reminder of our lives before COVID-19.
On Tuesday, January 28th over one hundred community members gathered at the Makwa Sahgaiehcan community hall for a health presentation delivered by myself & Dr. Paul Naude. I spoke about the Women Warriors program & our digital health stories & Dr. Naude spoke about social determinants of health & pregnancy & drug use.
On Tuesday, November 12th I presented our Women Warriors Digital Health Stories and research findings to primary healthcare providers at the Government of the NWT Cultural Competency Training Pilot. One of our digital storytelling co-creators, Tanya spoke in person with the primary care providers about her experience creating her digital health story and advocating for reconciliation in healthcare.
Testimonials About Our Digital Health Stories Yellowknife Community Members Wish Healthcare Providers Would… Digital health stories have the potential to initiate community dialogue about issues that are concerning to the participants and the audience (Rieger, et.al. 2018). These digital health stories opened space for conversations about reconciliation in healthcare. Audience members at the Legacy event, which … Read more
Stories are the lifeblood of Indigenous communities and the way that Elders pass their wisdom to future generations. To be gifted with stories is to honoured by your community and requires you to be responsible for the greater good. It also means respecting the storyteller and story enough to listen with an open heart and preparing to receive the stories.