Event Date: Apr 24, 2018
This webinar will introduce participants to the concept of cultural safety in Indigenous Health Care, an orientation that imperative for members of settler society to offer ethical care to Indigenous clients, patients, families, and communities. Consistent with the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls to Action, cultural safety asks members of settler society to critically reflect on personal and collective culture, history, colonial context, dominant historical narratives, as well as Indigenous voice and experience.
This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).
Presenter(s):Meaghan Fullerton M.Ed, CCC, RCT-C
Meaghan is a settler of Scottish and Irish ancestry who has worked in several Indigenous communities in Mi’kma’ki, the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq people, and Eeyou Istchee, the traditional territory of the James Bay Cree. In these contexts she has been offered the incredible gift of learning from knowledge keepers, friends, clients, students, and colleagues. She currently works as a community-based Counselling Psychotherapist for Millbrook First Nation and Sipekne'katik First Nation. She has also worked in Pictou Landing First Nation, Paq’tnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, and as a teacher at the community school in the Cree Nation of Eastmain, a community on the east coast of James Bay.
Living and working in communities has been transformative for Meaghan, trying to understand how to be in communities ‘in a good way’ has led her to research in Cultural Safety. Her Master’s thesis focused on decolonizing counselling practice and providing culturally safe mental health care to Indigenous clients, families, and communities and was selected for a research award from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and nominated for the Governor General’s Gold Medal. Her work continues to focus on settlers who work in Indigenous communities in the hopes of continuing to broaden the conversations around cultural safety, decolonizing, and restorative relationships within mental health care and beyond.