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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.

For fur­ther details, fol­low along on Ma Mawi Chi Ita­ta Face­book, Twit­ter and Insta­gram.