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Great Lakes Water Walk (September 25, 2017):

“[On Monday], I had the amazing opportunity to take part in the Great Lakes Water Walk along the Toronto Waterfront. This was an Indigenous-led Water Walk to honour and protect Nibi (Water). I walked alongside grandmothers and elders. After the walk, an Anishinaabe ceremony was performed, followed by water offerings, the singing of water songs and petitions for the water to be clean and pure.

I had my friend Hilda Swirsky (RNAO’s Region 6 President) all through the walk.

See the wonderful pictures that we took along our walk.

Miigwech (Thank you),

Kamala Persad-Ford (President: INIG).

A Call For Poster Abstracts! 

INIG and DNIG are presenting a symposium on September 30th, 2017 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. The topic this year is Diabetes: Caring from a Cross Cultural Perspective.

Abstract submissions for posters is now open! Themes of the conference include epidemiology, management and care issues, implications for health systems and care providers, traditional healing, multidisciplinary care, and international work and education as they relate to providing diabetes care from a cross cultural perspective.

If you are interested in submitting poster abstracts and being a part of our upcoming symposium, please see the attached pdf below for abstract formatting. The submission deadline is September 15th, 2017. We are looking forward to reading your submissions!

A Call for Poster Abstracts (pdf)