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The University of Manitoba is an international leader in Indigenous health care. For the past 50 years, Ongomiizwin – Health Services (formerly J.A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit) has worked collaboratively with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in Northern Manitoba and Nunavut to contribute to the health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples. Today, Ongomiizwin – Health Services (OHS) services 30 communities across Manitoba and in Nunavut.
Join the Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing-Ongomiizwin January 23-24, 2020 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Ongomiizwin - Health Services (formerly J.A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit) at a gala dinner and the annual Indigenous Health Research Symposium. Reflect on the past to reconcile the future!
Help us honour the many Elders, health professionals, staff and partners who have worked together to enrich the health and well-being of First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities in Northern Manitoba and Nunavut.
January 23-24, 2020 | Ongomiizwin - Research Indigenous Health Research Symposium
January 24, 2020 | Ongomiizwin - Health Services 50th anniversary gala
January 25, 2020 | Ongomiizwin - Health Services annual physician retreat
50th Anniversary Gala
Friday, January 24, 2020 | The Fairmont Winnipeg
Join us as we celebrate the University of Manitoba’s leadership in Indigenous health, Ongomiizwin – Health Services’ 50th anniversary and pay tribute to the many partners and communities with whom we’ve worked over the past five decades and envision a future of community health care self-determination.
Keynote speaker Ovide Mercredi, lawyer, advocate and former national chief, Assembly of First Nations, will be joined by University of Manitoba faculty, staff and students of the University of Manitoba, Ongomiizwin, Indigenous organizations, practicing and retired OHS physicians, allied health professionals, partners, alumni and community members.
Thursday, January 23 – Friday, January 24, 2020 | Bannatyne Campus
The symposium offers Elders, community members, youth, students and researchers the opportunity to share ideas about Indigenous health research. This year’s theme explores the importance of centering the Indigenous voice in health research and the critical role that language plays in disrupting colonial narratives.
Abstracts for presentations are welcomed from university and community-based researchers, students and others who are engaged in research or knowledge translation projects relevant to the health of the region’s Indigenous communities. Abstracts will be accepted until November 25, 2019.
We have established the OHS 50th anniversary legacy fund to support an Indigenous health workforce to mark the U of M’s milestone in providing health services to Indigenous communities in Manitoba and the North for the past 50 years. Revenue realized through sponsorships and donations will be directed to this fund to support and expand opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to enter careers in the health sciences.
For more information, contact Ongomiizwin@umanitoba.ca