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Answering the Call to Métis Wellness in Saskatchewan (QI Power Hour)

Date & Time
July 28, 2023 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
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Session description

Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) is the government that represents Métis citizens in Saskatchewan and MN-S Ministry of Health is responsible for improving the health and well-being of Métis citizens in Saskatchewan. The Ministry of Health does this through program development and operation, research and data partnerships, and the development of a Métis Health and Well-being Strategy.

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn about the MN-S definition of health and wellness, as well as Métis social determinants of health.
  • Understand the MN-S distinctions-based approach to program and service development and delivery for Métis patients and their families.
  • Understand the role of the Métis government and partner collaboration in addressing health disparities between Métis and non-Métis peoples in Saskatchewan.

Guest speakers

Tanya Pruden was born and raised in the northern border communities of Flin Flon, Manitoba and Creighton, Saskatchewan, and has strong roots in both First Nation and Métis culture. She is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian band and resides in Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. Tanya currently works as the MN-S director of health; before this position, she worked as the health program and services manager. She has helped support many of the health initiatives and partnerships that contribute to program development for the health and well-being of Métis in Saskatchewan. She is passionate about building a future that is grounded in Indigenous culture and takes that passion back to the communities and people she serves.

Tegan Brock is a fifth-generation Canadian with French, British and Norwegian ancestry, and was raised in Tkaronto (Toronto). She has a background in community-engaged research with First Nation and Métis peoples in Saskatchewan and Ontario. She carries a personal commitment to advocate for and support health promotion and harm reduction among Métis and First Nation communities and populations. She has experience in community-engaged qualitative research and building relationships with and between diverse parties, including academic scholars, local Indigenous governments and peoples, provincial agencies and industry.

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