This virtual session is the fourth 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, Innovative public health messaging on COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples, brings together expert speakers who work in regional and national Indigenous organizations across Canada, including:
• Regional Chief Marlene Poitras and Regional Chief Kevin Hart, Assembly of First Nations
• Patricia D’Souza, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
• Tanya Davoren, Métis Nation BC
• Jocelyn Formsma, National Association of Friendship Centres
• Hagar Idlout-Sudlovenick, Qikiqtani Inuit Association
These presentations will focus on the innovative development of community and distinctions-based public health messaging on COVID-19. Regional and national organizations took immediate and on-going actions to develop and share credible public health information on the pandemic. They did this through the development of fact sheets, infographics and videos. The panelists will speak to these knowledge sharing formats and the lessons they have learned along the way for demystifying information and reducing stigma around COVID-19.