This virtual session is the second of four in the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and COVID-19 series hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH).
This session, Socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, brings together expert speakers working in a diversity of public health fields across Canada, including:
• Dr. Chris Mushquash, Lakehead University
• Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer
• Rebecca Kudloo , Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
• Neil Belanger, British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society
• Dr. Myrle Ballard, University of Manitoba
The presentations will highlight the breadth of impacts that the pandemic has had on the lives of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. For example, they will highlight how First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples’ experiences with health inequities, mental health, physical safety and mobility have been exacerbated through the pandemic. Panelists will also offer up ideas for community-led solutions and strengths exercised by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and communities throughout COVID-19, as well as policies and services to enhance their health and well-being.