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Indigenous Health Educational Series

  • 20-Sep-2021
  • 8:00 PM
  • Webinar


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Understanding the Context of Healthcare for Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Join us for our third webinar, with Dr. Karen Lawford, PhD, RSC Registered midwife, Anishinaabe midwife Assistant Professor, Department of Gender Studies Queen’s University.  Moderated by Dr. Sarah Giles.

When: Monday, September 20th at 8pm EST.
Time: 8pm - 9:15pm EST  [click here to convert to your local time]
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(One hour live webinar + 15 minutes for Q&A)


  1. Begin to understand the history of Canada in relation to Indigenous Peoples.
  2. Initiate an appreciation of the extent to which the Euro-Canadian biomedical model—including those working within this model—have purposefully marginalized Indigenous midwives.
  3. Recognize the complexity of Indigenous Peoples’ relationships with healthcare systems and healthcare providers.
  4. Encourage modification of the provision of healthcare to be grounded in an anti-oppressive model of care.


Dr. Lawford is an Aboriginal midwife (Namegosibiing, Lac Seul First Nation, Treaty 3) and a registered midwife (Ontario). Her research focuses on comprehensive, gender-inclusive sexual and reproductive healthcare for Indigenous Peoples with a particular focus on the provision of maternity care for those who live on reserve. Dr. Lawford seeks to identify the barriers to achieving equitable health services for Indigenous Peoples. She was the 2020 Indspire Laureate in Health for her research and policy work on mandatory evacuation for birth. Dr. Lawford is a member of the College of New Scholars, Scientists, and Artists in the Royal Society of Canada.


The SRPC's Indigenous Health Committee is in the process of developing a series of virtual, educational events to bring awareness and provide learning opportunities for all SRPC members about Indigenous health education.  We encourage all SRPC members to participate.  Not a member yet?  Join today!

Our live webinars, with time allotted for Q&A are free and only available to SRPC members.

A recording of the webinar will be made available afterwards to share widely.

Our group learning program has been certified by the CFPC for 1 Mainpro+ credit.

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