Loretta Loon (Sitting Member for the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority), Dr. Jennifer Walker (Epidemiologist, Health Services Researcher & Advisor), and Maureen Gustafson (Knowledge Translation Specialist) shared the story of Mamow Ahyamowen through a presentation titled:
The webinar told the story of Mamow Ahyamowen through lenses of self-determination and Indigenous Data Sovereignty. The webinar:
- Explored Mamow Ahyamowen’s work as an example of First Nations leadership in Indigenous Data Sovereignty;
- Highlighted the variation in mortality-related health inequities experienced by First Nations communities in northern Ontario; and,
- Recognized the importance of meaningful knowledge translation in supporting self-determination.
Chi-miigwech – miikwech – ᒥᑫᐧᐨ – many thanks to the organizers at the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health and to Loretta, Jen, and Maureen for sharing this important work. Mamow Ahyamowen is grateful for the opportunity to talk about this work on a national platform.