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NCC for Aboriginal Health - What’s new is really old: Trauma informed health practices through an understanding of historic trauma

Topics: Aboriginal Environmental Health Location: General, Canada

Dr. Patricia Makokis and Dr. Margo Greenwood

Trauma informed health practices are the latest buzz words in the health field. The new is really the old. Teachings of the Elders and the practicing of these teachings have been the saving graces for many Indigenous Nations, amidst the adversity of historic trauma and the resultant complexities of grief and loss and lateral violence.

In this time of reconciliation, many Nations are slowly coming to terms (and actually starting to speak of historic trauma). These topics are not only complex, but at a community level, they’ve contributed to significant pain mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

This webinar will be presented by Dr. Patricia Makokis, of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension, and Dr. Margo Greenwood, of Northern Health and the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH). Dr. Makokis will speak from a community-based perspective, while Dr. Greenwood will speak to her work within the regional provincial health authority and the NCCAH. Both have worked in the field of community-based health for a number of years.

For additional information, speaker bios, webinar goals, and recommended readings please see the email notice for this webinar at:

Please note, webinar registration is limited to 500 participants. This webinar will be recorded; by registering for this webinar you are providing your consent to this recording. Webinar registration and delivery is in English only.

Event DateApr 21, 2017
10:00 to 11:30
Posted by NCCEHApr 10, 2017
Location TypeOnline