Webinar: Understanding wellness in Indigenous wisdom traditions for caregivers

This webinar was held on March 2, 2021, in partnership with the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), Nishnawbe Aski Nation(NAN), Chiefs of Ontario (COO), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Shkaabe Makwa and the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association (CINA).

Target audience: registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered practical nurses and nursing students across care settings, primary care providers, public health and health promotion professionals, allied health-care providers and policy makers. 

Note: this webinar will focus on nurses and health-care providers supporting First Nations communities and organizations; however, all are welcome to attend.

During this presentation, participants will:

  • share the importance of language and what your language says about being well;
  • discuss how your culture helps maintain being well;
  • discuss the vision of a healthy community/healthy peoples; and 
  • discuss the importance of the caregiver role and how much they are appreciated and valued by communities.


  • Theresa Redsky Fiddler (Elder)
  • Ka’nahsohon Kevin Deer (Elder)
  • Perry McLeod-Shabogesic (Elder)
  • Mary Deleary (Elder)

Click here for full bios.

Webinar program at-a-glance

Watch various recorded segments of the webinar here (scroll down the page).