Cultural Safety Symposium 2007

“Cultural Safety, Health Care, and Indigenous Peoples”

December 7, 2007

Sənsísyustən Community Centre
Westbank First Nation, British Columbia, Canada

One Day Symposium – 8:30am to 5:30pm
Opening Ceremony Elder – Welcome and Okanagan Prayer
Okanagan Traditional Singers
Morning Session Keynote Speakers

Afternoon Session Panel of BC Representatives

Discussion Forums
  • Talkback forum with Ms. Dianne Wepa and Dr. Jennifer Baker (Video)
  • Talkback forum with Dr. Evan Adams (Video)
  • Talkback forum with Keynote Speakers and Panel of BC Representatives (Video)
Closing Ceremony Elder – Okanagan Prayer
Sponsors: University of British Columbia Okanagan, Interior Health and Okanagan Nation Alliance.
Funder: Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)

Symposium Organizers

  • Dr. Rachelle Hole
  • Dr. Mike Evans
  • Dr. Lawrence Berg
  • Dr. Joan Bottorff
  • Okanagan Aboriginal Health Research Action Group (OAHRAG)
    OAHRAG is an inclusive committee that is open to all community members and organizations in the Okanagan valley with a stake in Aboriginal health research and all interested University researchers. Our aim is to facilitate communication and relationships between university researchers, community researchers and community organizations regarding ongoing research initiatives and new potential research areas, needs, and opportunities.

Special thank you to:

  • Michelle Smith, Symposium Coordinator, Faculty of Health and Social Development, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Greg Younging, Symposium Moderator,  Community, Culture and Global Studies, University of British Columbia
  • Tara Montgomery, Communications Department, Okanagan Nation Alliance
  • Westbank First Nation
  • Okanagan Elders, opening and closing ceremony
  • Okanagan Traditional Singers, opening ceremony
  • Wes Zawertailo, Recreation Coordinator, Westbank First Nation
  • Joan Tronson and Norma Bonneau, J/N Catering Services

Cultural safety on the agenda for public symposium Dec. 7 (