VANCOUVER, Jan. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The First Nations Health Managers Forum
will bring together approximately one thousand First Nations Health Managers,
health professionals and First Nations leaders from across Canada to discuss
best practices and professional development in the health field. The Forum
will be held January 27-29 in Vancouver BC at the Sheraton Wall Centre.
Highlights of the forum include:
- January 27, 9:00 am - Keynote Speech -Mason Durie, Professor of Maori
Research and Development and a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Massey
University New Zealand. Mason Durie is a member of the Rangitane, Ngati
Kauwhata and Ngati Raukawa tribes. He is best known for his concept of
Whare Tapu Wha, his model of the Maori understanding of health.
- January 28, 8:00 p.m. - National First Nations Health Manager's Award
of Excellence - The winner of this year's First Nations Health
Manager's Award of Excellence will be honoured at a special ceremony.
Winners of this prestigious award are nominated by their peers for
their contributions to improving First Nations Health and selected by
the National First Nations Health Managers Advisory Committee.
- January 29, 11 am to 12:15 pm - Plenary Panel - Experiences of Being
and Indigenous Leader. Chief Kim Baird of the Tsawwassen First Nation,
BC, Madeline Dion-Stout, Mental Health Commission of Canada, and
Professor Mason Durie Massey University New Zealand will discuss the
challenges of leadership in the health field, particularly balancing
culture and gender issues in the pursuit of improving the health and
lives of their people.
Information about the conference is available at www.fnhealthmanagers.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Karyn Pugliese, Health and Social
Communications, Cell (613) 292-1877, firstname.lastname@example.org