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.
Thank you for your support over the past three years on this journey with Women Warriors. It has been an honour to share my passion for fitness, holistic health, and improving Indigenous women’s health outcomes through Women Warriors, Eight Weeks to Healthy Living Program. It was a privilege to connect with community members in our … Read more
Friday, September 27th. I presented our health stories at the AIM-HI Retreat held on Tsuutʼina Nation. The purpose of the retreat was for the funded students (I received an undergraduate student stipend for my Alberta research) to discuss their summer research projects, and to connect Indigenous students with Indigenous academic mentors. After the presentation, we had the privilege of attending a sweat hosted by Chief Lee Crowchild.
August 15th, Legacy: Indigenous Women’s Health Stories in Yellowknife, NT. Tanya Roach is one of five Indigenous women that created a digital story about her health. Her digital story is entitled, Tuq&urausiit which is an Inuit term used to address relatives, acknowledging the relationships and kinships that bind us. Tanya is originally from Kanigi&liniq (known as Rankin Inlet) which is located in the Kivalliq region (northwest coast of the Hudson’s Bay of Nunavut). She has been living in Yellowknife for the last 25 years. Her mother is Inuk and her father was Scottish. Photo credit James O’Connor Unlimited.