Canadore launches Indigenous cultural safety initiative

January 26, 2019

Canadore College has launched “Biigiiweyan,” a seven-week Indigenous interprofessional cultural safety training program for students and health care professionals. A release states that the program will cover topics such as colonization; Indigenous worldviews, healing, and wellness practices; respect, relationship, reconciliation, and accessing health resources and services; spiritual wellness practices; and cultural safety, advocacy and transformational change. “The program explores Indigenous approaches to healing and wellness and supports healthcare post-secondary students and current practitioners in connecting with Indigenous health services and practices in our community,” said Patricia Chabbert, Canadore’s Business and Indigenous Relations Manager. NationTalk (ON)