Protecting our Future: Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Helps Vaccine Hesitant in Manitoba’s Urban Indigenous Community
On Tuesday, March 15, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre will host a virtual roundtable event to address vaccine hesitancy within the urban Indigenous community. Featuring an esteemed panel of health and science professionals, this live event will answer questions about vaccines and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Roundtable guests include:
Dr. Ryan Giroux, Métis Nation of Alberta, Pediatrician, St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. Marcia Anderson, Cree-Anishinaabe doctor in Indigenous health, public health & general internal medicine.
Dr. Lisa Monkman, Anishinaabe, member of Lake MB First Nation, Family Physician, Dauphin Medical Clinic,
Ed Azure, Knowledge Keeper, University of Manitoba
The event will be hosted by Niigaan Sinclair, Anishinaabe (St. Peter’s/Little Peguis) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba
This event is free for all to attend. It takes place on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 pm cst.The virtual roundtable event will kick off the Ma Mawi Chi Itata’s Protecting Our Future Project. The project will address COVID-19 myths and misconceptions by providing accessible, culturally relevant, and science-backed information to community in a safe and trusting way. The hopeful outcomes will be people getting vaccinated to protect themselves, protect their people, and protect their future. The project is guided by the urban Indigenous community through consultations with community members, community service providers, health professionals, Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata staff.
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