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Indigenous Speakers Series: Top Down vs. Community-Driven: Indigenous Health Policy In Canada. NOV. 25, 2015, 9 am–12 pm

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Dr. Shannon Waters and Dr. Pierre-Gerlier (PG) Forest will share their extensive experience with the development and implementation of Indigenous health policy in Canada. Presenters will discuss the roles of traditional knowledge, politics, community-driven approaches and research & surveillance in the development of Indigenous health programming and Indigenous health policy at federal and provincial levels. As Indigenous peoples reclaim their health, and with the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care (the Romanow Report), the presenters will discuss the complexities that arise when efforts are made to incorporate multiple voices in the creation of Indigenous health policy from the grassroots level.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

9:00am – 12pm

Franklin Lew Forum

Allard School of Law 1822 East Mall, Vancouver, BC

Register at our website: health.aboriginal.ubc.ca

 

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Job – Social worker, BC Women’s Hospital, Oak Tree Clinic

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Social worker posting at BC Women’s Hospital’s Oak Tree Clinic

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PDF Document: Social Worker, Clinician

For this position, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

Upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities with the Indigenous Health Garden

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Upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities
  • Wednesday October 21st, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden volunteer session
  • Tuesday October 27th, 1:30-4:30PM: Last garden volunteer session of 2015!
  • Wednesday October 28th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Wednesday November 25th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Wednesday December 16th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
How to volunteer for garden sessions: we work in the garden rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. We have extra rain boots, gardening tools, and gloves to share. Bring a snack and water bottle – bring friends and family (of any age) too! No experience necessary. You will find us in the Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. The most up-to-date directions to the UBC Farm can be found here. Once at the Farm, you can follow the “Aboriginal Health Gardens” signs or follow this map to find our garden.

How to volunteer for the Feast Bowl: if you are new to the Feast Bowl, please fill out our volunteer sign-up form online so we can get to know you a bit better! Join us at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) at or after 9:30AM to help us harvest or cook, or 12:30PM to eat lunch with us. Extra help from any age or skill level is always appreciated, especially in the kitchen. If you can only join us for lunch, we encourage you to come anyway and we look forward to sharing a delicious meal with you!

Note: if you plan to bring a large group, please let us know ahead of time at hannah.lewis@ubc.ca.

CFP – Native American Track at the Annual Research and Policy Conference on Behavioral Health, Due: Oct 30, 2015

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Greetings Colleagues,
I wanted to make sure you all knew about the Call For Proposals to present at the Annual Conference in Tampa in March. If you are not familiar with this conference, it focuses on connection between research and policy, which is critical for improving the systems and structures so that we can better serve tribal youth and their families. It also supports dissemination of knowledge around best practices.
The Indian Country Child Trauma Center is a partner for the conference in 2016. The deadline for proposal submissions is October 30th and we are preparing a Native American Track that will include keynotes, presentations, and workshops focused on research and/or policy in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.
Please forward to those that may be interested in presenting and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need special accommodations regarding your submission.
Best,
Jami Bartgis, Ph.D.
President and CEO
One Fire Associates, LLC
241 Kershner Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063

Call for Papers (PDF): 29th Call for papers-9-18-15

Job – Aboriginal Community Grants Coordinator

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Aboriginal Community Grants Coordinator [Master’s degree + 3 years exp]

All times are in Pacific Daylight Time.
Posting Number
078631-nda
City
Vancouver
# Positions
1
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Healthcare and Medical Services
Career Level
Experienced
Posted Date
10/1/2015

More information about this job:

Job Description:

Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada’s finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.

Job Title: Aboriginal Community Grants Coordinator  [Master’s degree + 3 years exp]
Work Site: 520 West 6th – Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Full Time – Baseline (1.00 FTE)
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Salary: $31.50 – $39.29 per hour
Hours: 0830-1630 Monday to Friday with Sat/Sun/Stats off
Reference#: 078631-nda

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Manager, Population Health, and working collaboratively within Population Health (Community Investments Team) and in accordance with the vision/values of Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), the Aboriginal Community Grants Coordinator supports the work of the Community Investments Team and supports VCH funded projects, particularly with an Aboriginal focus. Duties and responsibilities include assisting with development of Outcomes Measurement Frameworks, project budgets and evaluation frameworks; monitoring and reviewing progress reports; developing organizational capacity building opportunities; and developing effective relationships within and between projects and VCH to increase the capacity of all stakeholders to support strategic VCH community and corporate initiatives. This position may also assist public involvement in health planning, program implementation and policy development.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience
Master’s Degree in a related field. Supplemented by three- (3) years’ recent, related experience in funding, project management and development within the non-profit sector, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Considerable demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal organizations and First Nations communities.
• Considerable demonstrated familiarity with Aboriginal cultural practices, traditions and language(s).
• Considerable knowledge and aptitudes of health promotion and population health principles, processes, and tools � particularly in relation to Aboriginal peoples.
• Considerable knowledge of the sources of information/structures within Aboriginal communities.
• Sound knowledge of the broad social determinants of health.
• Demonstrated commitment to health promotion principles.
• Knowledge and working experience of the NGO sector in the region covered by VCH.
• Demonstrated organizational development and project development/management skills.
• Sound knowledge and demonstrated experience in participatory community-based planning, outcome-based project evaluation, program sustainability, policy development and research analysis.
• Demonstrated experience in developing and monitoring project budgets.
• Demonstrated facilitation, consensus building and leadership skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, and to establish/maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals, groups and organizations.
• Ability to organize/prioritize work and meet deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Advanced word processing skills, Excel spreadsheet, database programs and social networks.
• Demonstrated ability of efficient Internet use applied to research.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Current VCH staff who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered with other external candidates. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

JFCHS City_Vancouver

Online posting: https://careers-vch.icims.com/jobs/59904/aboriginal-community-grants-coordinator-%5bmaster%27s-degree-%2b-3-years-exp%5d/job

Continue on the path towards health and reconciliation: Indigenous Health Conference 2016

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May 26-27, 2016  |  Hilton Meadowvale, Mississauga ON

Continue on the path towards health and reconciliation
In 2014, the inaugural Indigenous Health Conference was a call to action for health equity for Indigenous peoples in Canada. The conference was the first of its kind in Canada and attracted enormous media attention including the Globe and Mail, CBC radio and Metro Morning.

Building upon this success, the 2nd biennial
Indigenous Health Conference will continue the dialogue and focus on the determinants of health and reconciliation. Sessions will discuss working towards reconciliation, major health issues for Indigenous peoples in Canada and also potential solutions to address them.

The conference is led by
Dr. Anna Banerji, a member of the Order of Ontario and an advocate for Indigenous women and children.

Please join us again to continue on the path towards health and reconciliation.

Job – Academic Success Counselor, Leech Lake Tribal College, Due: Oct. 21, 2015

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LEECH LAKE TRIBAL COLLEGE
OPEN POSITION
 
POSITION TITLE: Academic Success Counselor
 
PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Dean of Students, advise new and prospective students to programs within the College and assists students in exploring careers, evaluating academic abilities, and setting goals. Academic Success Counselor provides individual and group counseling services to meet the developmental, preventive, and remedial needs of students.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES: Assesses the student’s stage of development and promotes student growth by determining suitable developmental tasks; assists student in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals.  Advises students on academic, career and personal issues; identifies the educational and career options appropriate for each student and assists with the analysis of each option. Identifies options for student to satisfy degree requirements; evaluates and makes recommendations on petitions and amendments to student’s program of study; assists students in completion.  Monitors academic progress of students; analyzes progress reports from instructors; determines eligibility and satisfactory progress toward degree; identifies current and potential needs and refers students to appropriate resources for assistance.
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Counseling or related field and 1 year academic advising experience; a minimum of one 1-3 years related work experience in an academic environment. Master’s degree in related disciplined and related experience preferred. Experience with electronic student management software is a plus. Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
 
POSITION CLOSES: October 21, 2015
 
Visit our website at www.lltc.edu for more information.  Send LLTC application and resume to: Human Resources, Leech Lake Tribal College, 6945 Littlewolf Rd Cass Lake, MN 56633. Phone (218) 335-4261
 

CFP – 17th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference, Due: Oct. 15, 2015

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17th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference
February 4-­‐5, 2016 — Tempe, AZ

“Native Leadership in Community Building ”

“Native Leadership in Community Building,” is the theme for the 17th Annual American Indian Studies Association conference. With the many challenges native communities and nations are facing, leadership is key to community building. While political officials are seen as leaders, individuals and families are also taking the initiative to transform their native communities and nations for the better. These individuals and families are undertaking work on a number of levels, such as language and culture maintenance/revitalization, health improvement, environmental protection, culturally-­‐based education, and many other pertinent issues, that build strength and capacity in our communities.

This year’s conference looks to examine and initiate discussions about leadership and community building. This includes, however is not exclusive to: language, culture, art, history, environment, governance, gender, sexuality, health, storytelling, education, family, philosophy, policy, and all other topics which would include leadership and community building.

The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper presentations, panel presentations, round table discussions, and workshops.

Consideration will be given to other topics that relate to American Indian issues. Paper/Session/Panel Proposals:

  • Please send paper and panel submissions in a digital format.
  • When submitting a paper, session or panel, please provide the name of the presenter, title,

    session organizer and/or all persons involved, including their role/s. Also, provide their address,

    phone number and email information.

  • Submit the presentation title/s and a 200-­‐word paper abstract, describing the paper, session or

    panel.

  • Please submit proposals by October 15, 2015. Abstracts after this date will only be considered if

    space is available on the program.

    Thank you!

    Please send submissions to:

    Elizabeth P. Martos, Coordinator American Indian Studies
    P.O. Box 874603
    Arizona State University

    Tempe, AZ 85287-­‐4603 480-­‐727-­‐8691
    Email: elizabeth.martos@asu.edu

    PDF Announcement: 2016 CP 17th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference

Upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities with the Indigenous Health Research and Education Garden

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Upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities
  • Thursday October 1st, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden volunteer session
  • Wednesday October 7th, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden volunteer session
  • Tuesday October 13th, 9:30AM-12:30PM: Garden volunteer session
  • Tuesday October 13th, 3:00-5:00PM: Tobacco Pipe Mix Making Medicine Workshop (workshop full, please RSVP to hannah.lewis@ubc.ca to join the waitlist)
  • Wednesday October 21st, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden volunteer session
  • Tuesday October 27th, 1:30-4:30PM: Last garden volunteer session of 2015!
  • Wednesday October 28th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Wednesday November 25th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Wednesday December 16th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
How to volunteer for garden sessions: we work in the garden rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. We have extra rain boots, gardening tools, and gloves to share. Bring a snack and water bottle – bring friends and family (of any age) too! No experience necessary. You will find us in the Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. The most up-to-date directions to the UBC Farm can be found here. Once at the Farm, you can follow the “Aboriginal Health Gardens” signs or follow this map to find our garden.

How to volunteer for the Feast Bowl: if you are new to the Feast Bowl, please fill out our volunteer sign-up form online so we can get to know you a bit better! Join us at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) at or after 9:30AM to help us harvest or cook, or 12:30PM to eat lunch with us. Extra help from any age or skill level is always appreciated, especially in the kitchen. If you can only join us for lunch, we encourage you to come anyway and we look forward to sharing a delicious meal with you!

Note: if you plan to bring a large group, please let us know ahead of time at hannah.lewis@ubc.ca.

Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellness Training at UBC – Oct 1, 2015

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Dear grad students,
NITEP is hosting a new student program that provides resources and ways to be a peer support helper/trainer for mental health and wellness. There is space for interested Aboriginal students to participate, especially in the morning session. Please contact Jessica LaRochelle if you are interested in attending this training workshop. Regards, Jo-ann
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Thursday, October 1: Mental Health and Wellness Training

This FREE training is open to all Aboriginal students at UBC. Students will learn about Mental Health and Wellness, gain valuable professional development, and find out how they can access resources through the UBC Wellness Centre and other local support services. Topics include (but not limited to) Self-Care and Boundaries, Providing Support to Students in Distress, Respectful Relationships within Aboriginal Communities, and Building a Support System.

Thursday, October 1
8:30 AM – 12:15 PM (12:45-4:00 sessions optional for non-NITEP students)
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, First Nations Longhouse

RSVP to jessica.larochelle@ubc.ca. Continental Breakfast and hot lunch will be provided. Include your name, faculty, and any allergies/dietary restrictions in your email. RSVP as soon as possible.  The afternoon session is now optional for non-NITEP students as it will focus more on their roles as NITEP Wellness Resource people.