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Indigenous Perspective on Health and Lung Care Webinar

Miyo-mahcihoyān: Ohpana - An Indigenous Perspective on Health and Lung Care

Join us on June 28th at 12:00 PM (CST) as we welcome Dr. Veronica McKinney, Director of Northern Medical Services, a department of the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan who will review the impact of history, culture, and colonialism on the current lung disease experienced by Indigenous people. This webinar will also explore ways to incorporate Indigenous perspectives into the care and treatment of lung diseases, particularly in relation to respiratory health.

About the speaker

Dr. Veronica McKinney is of Cree/Métis descent and provides leadership in health development, working with rural and remote northern Saskatchewan Indigenous communities; the Saskatchewan Health Authority; and various health organizations, tribal councils and bands to support and promote the continued evolution and advancement of healthy communities, families and people.  

Dr. McKinney is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Indigenous Health Committee, College of Medicine, Univ. of Sask. She teaches and promotes Indigenous Health at the Univ. of Saskatchewan, as well as serving on many boards and committees at local, provincial and federal levels. She practices clinical medicine at the Westside Community Clinic in Saskatoon. She has provided services as a Family Practitioner, Emergency Room Physician, Nurse and Lab Technologist over a span of 30 years. She believes strongly in her traditional cultural teachings and applies them to her practice of medicine. She is a strong advocate for Indigenous people’s health, having witnessed and experienced the inequities firsthand. 

Indigenous Care in Health Webinar Series sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.