2021 FMHRN Gathering
In 2021 the First Nations and Métis Health Research Network will host our first Annual Gathering. Due to the pandemic, we are still sorting out what will be possible within the province but hope to announce our plan sometime in late 2020 or early 2021.
This Gathering will highlight Indigenous Health Research in Saskatchewan and will be partnered with the Saskatchewan Indigenous Mentorship Network's Annual Gathering which highlights student research, provides workshops on Indigenous health research, and more.
SK-IMN Annual Gathering
Please note our plans for our Annual Gathering are on pause given the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be looking to host an online event later this fall.
First Nations University of Canada (Regina)
September 26-28. 2019
The 2019 Annual Gathering was a three day event that brought together Indigenous students, faculty, staff, and practitioners from across Health Science disciplines. We stayed in Kīsik Towers at the University of Regina and spent each day at the First Nations University campus.
Thursday, September 26 included a field trip to All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu'Appell, SK where we learned about the weaving of traditional and western medicine, their birthing unit, and more. Back in Regina, Dr. Angela McGinnis gave a presentation on the horse-human relationship and we met Boozhoo, a Lac La Croix Indigenous pony from The Red Pony Stands Ojibwe Horse Sanctuary.
Friday, September 27 included a BRRIC workshop hosted by the Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre, a presentation on Wellness Wheel from Dr. JoLee Sasakamoose, and a keynote address by Dr. Emma LaRocque.
Saturday, September 28 included student presentations and faculty workshops.
Wanuskewin Heritage Park (Saskatoon)
September 8-9, 2018
Our first Annual Gathering was attended by over 80 Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty, and community members with an interest in Indigenous health and wellness research.
It included networking sessions, a keynote by Dr. Carrie Bourassa, and workshops from faculty and staff. These included: Addressing Mental Health and Resilience in Academia wtih Dr. Holly Graham, Walking in Both Worlds & Medicine Bag Making with Dr. Rose Roberts and Dr. Stryker Calvez, Graduate Studies Abroad with Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings, Working in Post-disaster Indigenous landscapes with Dr. Simon Lambert, and an introduction to program evaluation with Micheal Heimlick. We hosted a new investigator panel featuring Drs. Braden Te Hewi (UBC), Heather Foulds (USask), and Dr. Robert Henry (USask).
Indigenous students Joseph Neapetung (Phsyiology & Pharmacology), Kate Elliott (Medicine),
Dr. Adam McInnes (Engineering) presented on their research and cultural activities were hosted by Randy Morin, Ruth Cuthand, and Kate Elliott.