Health Equity, Diversity, Inclusion in Arctic Indigenous Communities

April 4 – May 4, 2022, 2:30-3:30 pm PST

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Hosted by Tram Nguyen, the 2022 UW Fulbright Canada Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies, this discussion series will address current issues and challenges facing Arctic Indigenous communities by directly connecting with Indigenous practitioners and thinkers in various health-related fields.

Register here for the entire series or individual sessions

Speaker schedule (more to be added soon for May):

  • Monday, April 4, 2022
    Indigenous Connectedness for Child and Collective Wellbeing
    Jessica Saniġaq Ullrich, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Alaska
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022
    Considering the Cost: Settler-Involvement in Arctic Research and Employment
    Patricia Johnston, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    Working with Inuit (Eskimo) Communities in Arctic Issues
    Donat Savoie, Former Interim Executive Director, Inuit Relations Secretariat, Canada
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022
    Inuit Living and Thriving in Two Worlds
    Olivia Ikey Duncan, Inuit Advocate, Artist, Spoken Word Performer in Nunavik, Canada
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022
    Integrated Knowledge Translation: An Approach for Community Engagement and Collaboration
    Ian Graham, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa



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