Dr. James Makokis
Medical Director, Shkaabe Makwa Centre for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Wellness, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH, Ontario)
Dr. Karina Walters
Associate Dean for Research, the Katherine Hall Chambers Scholar, and the Co-Director and Principal Investigator of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, University of Washington State
Dr. Billie Allan
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Victoria
Chair, Thunderbird Circle - Indigenous Social Work Educators' Network (TC-ISWEN)
About the Presentation: In celebration of National Indigenous Month and Pride Month, the Indigenous Cultural Safety Webinar Series invites you to sit in circle with Dr. James Makokis and Dr. Karina Walters to reflect on our understandings of and contributions towards cultural safety for Two Spirit and Indigiqueer peoples. Drawing on examples from research, community organizing, ceremonial resurgence and frontline practice, our guests will share knowledge aimed at informing individual and collective efforts to ensure culturally safe access to healthcare, social services and other social institutions, as well as to community and ceremonial spaces and supports for Two Spirit and Indigiqueer peoples. This webinar is meant to provide a foundation for additional webinars on Two Spirit and Indigiqueer cultural safety over the coming year.
Quality and Learning are foundational to all service areas, yet there are subjective and varied understandings of quality and its dimensions. Typically organizations adopt principles which align with their vision and goals, yet fail to adequately address issues of racism, discrimination, and equity by embedding them in quality and learning. Jeanette Edwards and Cheryl Ward ask, "Why shouldn't racism, discrimination and equity be fundamental to all aspects of quality and safe service delivery?" In this session, they will explore the critical development and application of quality principles.