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Webinar: Reducing stigma in sexual and reproductive health care for Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people

January 24, 2019
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Join the Canadian Public Health Association for this interactive webinar presented by the Native Women’s Association of Canada and learn more about what culturally-relevant, gender-based and trauma-informed sexual and reproductive health care should look like, and how to provide this care to Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people.

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About the Event

With the growing awareness of the need to provide trauma-informed care for all people, it is important that Indigenous voices are being represented in these conversations. During this interactive webinar, participants will explore what culturally-relevant, gender-based and trauma-informed sexual and reproductive health care should look like, and gain practical tips on how to provide this care to Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people. Participants will also learn about the Native Women's Association of Canada's trauma-informed STBBI resources and will be walked through concepts such as intergenerational trauma; Indigenous determinants of health; as well as stigma and discrimination and how these experiences contribute to negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes for Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people.

Speakers: RJ Jones and Melissa Lambert

RJ Jones is Saulteaux–Cree, originally from Saskatchewan and is currently living on Algonquin Territory in Ottawa. They are a Two-Spirit artist, storyteller, educator and advocate who is passionate about LGBTQ2S+ Indigenous youth issues as well as accessible and decolonial education. RJ has been working in sexual health at The Native Youth Sexual Health Network as a Peer Mentor, at The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) working on the STBBI and LGBTQ2S+ file and formerly with Planned Parenthood Ottawa as an Indigenous Community Developer.

Melissa Lambert-Tenasco is Algonquin from the Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg community and currently residing on unceded Algonquin territory in Ottawa. She holds a bachelors degree in social services from the University of Ottawa and is currently working as a Project Coordinator at the NWAC for the Walking the RED Path: Re-forging Connections, Empowering Indigenous Women to Heal, and Driving Change for a Healthy Future project.

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