PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 8am to 4pm

Important: The pre-conference workshop is not included in the conference activities. If you would like to attend this workshop, you must register and pay for it separately to the conference.

CONFERENCE

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2:00 pm

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6:00 pm

Registration

3:00 pm

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4:30 pm

Showtime! Join us for an afternoon at the movies - Jordan River Anderson, the Messenger

Left to languish in a hospital for all of his short life while government agencies ducked responsibility, Jordan River Anderson would ultimately leave behind a legacy for Indigenous children. However, Jordan’s Principle - which declares that First Nations children must receive equitable access to services - might’ve been an empty gesture if not for activists’ dogged efforts to hold the Canadian government to its word. In turns infuriating and empowering, Alanis Obomsawin’s 53rd film is essential viewing.

AND... Don't miss Alanis Obomsawin's participation at our lunch on Thursday!

4:30 pm

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6:30 pm

Opening Reception with Exhibitors and Artisans

Entertainment: Deer Family Mohawk Singers and Dancers

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

7:00 am

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4:00 pm

Registration

7:30 am

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8:00 am

Sunrise Prayer

Elder OtsitsakenraPatton, KahnawakeMohawk Nation, QC

8:00 am

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9:00 am

Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors and Artisans

9:00 am

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10:15 am

Prayer / Greetings / Welcome / Opening Plenary

Prayer: Elder Otsitsakenra Patton, Kahnawake Mohawk Nation, QC

Greetings

Welcome: Richard Budgell, Regional Executive Director, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Québec Region, Indigenous Services Canada.

FNHMA Welcome: Marion Crowe, CFNHM, CAFM, Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Health Managers, Association

Patricia Thomson, CFNHM, President, FNHMA Board of Directors and Senior Indigenous Advisor, Ministry of Social Services, Government of Saskatchewan

Opening Plenary - A Renewed Approach to Health and Wellness Governance by and for First Nations

First Nations in Québec have noted for many years that the current health and social services system does not adequately meet their realities and needs. The health and social services governance process aims to develop and support the autonomy of First Nations communities and organizations in a perspective of self-determination and improvement of their wellness. As with governance, it is a collective engagement where the efforts and actions of each form a whole that allows the desired results to be achieved. The programs and services will better respond to the needs and realities of their populations, which would significantly improve individual and collective health and wellness.

Speakers: Patrice Lacasse, First Nations of Québec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission

David McLaren, CFNHM, Vice-President, FNHMA Board of Directors and Health Director and Councillor, Kebaowek First Nation, QC

10:15 am

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10:45 am

Health Break with Exhibitors and Artisans

10:45 am

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12:15 pm

Concurrent Workshops

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12:15 pm

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2:00 pm

Luncheon and Presentation - The Role of Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Navigators

The NIHB Navigators help eligible clients to 'navigate' and access the NIHB Program. They are a resource for communities, organizations and individuals that need support or information on NIHB-related issues and are employed by regional Indigenous organizations. Their roles and activities are adapted to meet regional needs, and generally include the following:

• Increase understanding of the NIHB Program and share information on eligible benefits;

• Help clients and communities to resolve NIHB-related issues;

• Link with health departments and agencies to help improve client access to NIHB benefits and related health services.

• Navigators are part of the National Navigators Network, the AFN hosts these meetings to support the Navigators and provide an opportunity for information exchange.

The Navigators also provide valuable insight and feedback into the NIHB Joint Review.

Speaker: Kash Shade, NIHB Navigator and Director, Blood Tribe Department of Health

Sponsor Remarks: Kironmoy Datta, Head of Marketing, Canada, ADAPT Pharma Inc.

Luncheon sponsored by ADAPT Pharma Inc.

2:00 pm

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3:30 pm

Concurrent Workshops

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3:45 pm

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4:45 pm

Annual General Meeting (for FNHMA members in good standing only)

5:30 pm

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6:30 pm

Reception with Exhibitors and Artisans

6:30 pm

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10:30 pm

Banquet, Awards Presentation and CFNHM Convocation

Pre-dinner entertainment: Buffalo Hat Drummers

Presentation of the President's Award

Presenter: Patricia Thomson, CFNHM, President, FNHMA Board of Directors and Senior Indigenous Advisor, Ministry of Social Services, Government of Saskatchewan

Presentation of the CFHI-FNHMA Excellence in Health Leadership Award

Presenter: Jennifer Zelmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Leadership Award sponsored by: Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

After-dinner entertainment: Midnight Renegade Band

Banquet sponsored by: Boehringer Ingelheim

Thursday, November 7, 2019

7:30 am

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12:00 pm

Registration

8:00 am

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9:00 am

Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors and Artisans

9:00 am

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10:00 am

Morning Welcome and Plenary

An award-winning journalist and author, and the First Ojibway woman to deliver the CBC Massey Lectures, Tanya Talaga is an acclaimed storyteller. Her book Seven Fallen Feathers, a national bestseller that introduced us to seven Indigenous high school students who mysteriously died in Thunder Bay, won the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize. In her powerful keynotes, Talaga shares Indigenous stories from across Canada and the world, humanizing the legacy of residential schools and colonization and sharing her hope for a more inclusive and equitable future.

Keynote Speaker: Tanya Talaga, Award Winning Journalist and Author of the book Seven Fallen Feathers

Sponsored by: Indigenous Reconciliation Group

10:00 am

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10:30 am

Health Break... Last chance to visit exhibitors and artisans!

10:30 am

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12:00 pm

Concurrent Workshops

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12:00 pm

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2:00 pm

Luncheon and Presentation - A Reflection on the movie Jordan River Anderson, the Messenger

Speaker: Alanis Obomsawin, Acclaimed Indigenous Director and Filmmaker

Sponsor Remarks: Will Fong, CMC, PMP, Management Consulting, MNP

Luncheon sponsored by: MNP

2:00 pm

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3:30 pm

Concurrent Workshops

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3:30 pm

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4:15 pm

Closing Plenary - An Update on the First Nations-Federal Cannabis Framework

Isadore Day will provide an update on the proposed First Nation Federal Cannabis Framework that is currently under development.

A First Nations-Federal Cannabis Framework would assert First Nations jurisdiction over the industry –including harm reduction, community safety, financial management, and regulatory oversight on their territories.  The framework will allow communities to develop regulations that are reflective of their realities; and would allow some communities to invite provincial or territorial authorities to participate within their framework as part of a seed to sale harmonization agreement.

Speaker: Isadore Day, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bimaadzwin

4:15 pm

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4:30 pm

Wrap-Up, Exhibitor Passport Draw and Closing Prayer

Wrap-Up: Patricia Thomson, CFNHM, President, FNHMA Board of Directors and Senior Indigenous Advisor, Ministry of Social Services, Government of Saskatchewan

Closing Prayer: Elder Otsitsakenra Patton, Kahnawake Mohawk Nation, QC