This virtual session is the first 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, Indigenous governance and self-determination in planning and responding to COVID-19, brings together expert speakers working in a diversity of public health fields across Canada, including:
• Danièle Behn-Smith, Deputy Provincial Health Office, British Columbia
• Minnie Grey, Inuit Circumpolar Council of Canada
• Natan Obed, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
• Tanya Davoren, Métis Nation British Columbia
• Shannon McDonald, First Nations Health Authority
• Marion Crowe, First Nations Health Managers Association
This panel will explore the role of Indigenous governance and self-determination in community responses to COVID-19, public health measures, and pandemic planning. Within this context, the speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities for meeting First Nations, Inuit and Métis community program and service needs and how these have been addressed during this public health emergency.