U of S hosts conference on Indigenous health

SASKATOON - Members of the media are invited to attend Gathering for miyo mahcihowin, a University of Saskatchewan (U of S) health conference that showcases the approaches to developing reciprocal, respectful partnerships between Indigenous communities and researchers.

The sold-out conference will feature four internationally recognized Indigenous health researchers who will speak and guide sessions organized around the health priorities that were identified by Indigenous community members. These priority areas include: mental well-being, access to service, chronic diseases and approaches to wellness.


Gathering for miyo mahcihowin
March 15 and 16
Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre
2002 Airport Drive

Conference speaker Dr. James Makokis,a family doctor in Alberta who works to combine Cree medicine with Western practices, is available for interviews during the conference.

Organized by the health science programs at the U of S, Gathering for miyo mahcihowin hopes to further the conversation on Indigenous health issues. The conference agenda and a full list of speakers can be found here



For more information, contact:
Jennifer Thoma
Media Relations Specialist
University of Saskatchewan
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