March 25, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Presented by Dr. Travis Hay, Dr., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University & Theresa (Teri) Redsky Fiddler, Big Grassy and Shoal Lake First Nation
Dr. Travis Hay and Elder Theresa Redsky Fiddler will speak to us about Health Issues that our First Nation’s people face.
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About the Presenter
Dr. Travis Hay is a Canadian historian of science and settler colonialism. Born and raised in Thunder Bay, ON, Travis completed his Ph.D. in History at York University where he was supported by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship in Honour of Nelson Mandela. He then moved back to his hometown to teach and research as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Indigenous Learning at Lakehead University.
Currently, Travis is working as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Community Housing Canada as he teaches with the Seven Generations Educational Institute in Fort Frances, as well as the Departments of History at Lakehead University and York University’s Glendon Campus. Travis is also an experienced advocacy writer and community organizer who deploys his training as a historian to effect change and press for best practices in social policy and public administration in the Canadian north.
Theresa (Teri) Redsky Fiddler is an Anishinabe Elder originally from Big Grassy and Shoal Lake First Nation. She is an educator, an advocate, and an important figure in Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s Health Transformation initiative. Teri married her late husband Josias Fiddler (to whom this book is dedicated) on March 29th, 1969. She misses him every day and often returns to their home community of Sandy Lake First Nation.
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