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Image-based storytelling: A module for Culturally Safe Care, Centre for Urban Health Solutions

Toronto, Ontario
March 28, 2017

12:00–1:30 p.m.

209 Victoria Street, room 136, venue is wheelchair accessible

Speaker: Lisa Boivin
Introduction by: Dr. Janet Smylie

Understanding the lingering injuries of Indian Residential Schools and acknowledging the existence of colonialism are integral to the development of culturally safe health care. Medical treatment is often perceived as a counter-narrative to Indigenous wellness. This is reinforced by centuries of colonial thought, diagnosis and practice. As a result, Indigenous patients are vulnerable in all clinical settings. In this presentation, Lisa Boivin will offer a visual perspective by situating Indigenous experience and knowledge in her paintings. Her images dismantle the clinical/colonial boundaries that isolate Indigenous peoples in and from bio-scientific medicine and bestow teachings that lead to culturally safe solutions.

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