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Register now for Feb. 5 Indigenous health research webinar with Dr. Malcolm King

On February 5, Can-SOLVE CKD will host a special webinar presentation by Dr. Malcolm King that will explore the history of colonization and its impact on Indigenous health research.

This presentation is Part 2 of the “Indigenous Research Ethics and Protocols” webinar series developed for the Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj Learning Pathway. The webinar series aims to help researchers, team members, and patient partners acquire skills to respectfully engage Indigenous peoples and communities in health research in the spirit of reconciliation. Part 1 can be viewed here.

Specific topics of discussion will include:

  • Why do we need to consider history?
  • How does history inform health?
  • Understanding the importance of relationships and reconciliation
  • The impact of history on Indigenous health research in Canada

Dr. King, a member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, is a health researcher at the University of Saskatchewan, joining the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology in October 2017. There, he serves as the Scientific Director of SCPOR, the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research; he also continues to teach and research in Indigenous health, with a particular focus on wellness and engagement. Dr. King served as Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (CIHR-IAPH). He was instrumental in leading CIHR in the development of a national health research agenda aimed at improving wellness and achieving health equity for First Nations Peoples, Métis and Inuit in Canada.

Dr. King is involved in the Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj Learning Pathway working group and is the senior advisor of the Indigenous Peoples’ Engagement and Research Council.