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Community Conversations: Brain wellness, genomic justice, and Indigenous communities: Supporting wellness and self-determination

June 9, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Neuroethics Canada is pleased to invite you to

Brain wellness, genomic justice, and Indigenous communities: Supporting wellness and self-determination

Thursday, June 9, 2022
4:00PM – 5:30PM PDT
Via Zoom.
Please register here for the Zoom details: https://ccbwic.eventbrite.ca

Join us for a conversation about supporting Indigenous peoples’ wellness and self-determination in the areas of genomics and brain wellness.

Hear perspectives from Krystal Tsosie, co-founder of the first U.S. Indigenous-led biobank, and from members of a working group that convened this past fall to explore the meanings of brain wellness in an Indigenous health context. Our conversation will span topics including research and data sovereignty, intersections between genomic ethics and neuroethics, and uplifting community voices and perspectives.

Come ready to learn and consider how our positionalities, lived experiences and cultures can impact the way we think and reason about ethics.

Krystal Tsosie, MPH, MA
Navajo Nation
PhD candidate, Genomics and Health Disparities
Vanderbilt University

Bryce Mercredi
Métis Nation

Cornelia (Nel) Wieman, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Anishinaabe (Little Grand Rapids First Nation)
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority

Malcolm King, PhD, FCAHS
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Sekani Dakelth
Nak’azdli Nation
Community member and activist

Moderated by:
Louise Harding, BSc
MSc Student, School of Population and Public Health
Neuroethics Canada, University of British Columbia

We are grateful to the UBC W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics for providing funding for this event.

This event will be held via Zoom. A link to the talk will be distributed via email to the attendees prior to the event.

We hope you can make it!
Neuroethics Canada


June 9, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online/Virtual Event
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