BC CfE Webinar: “Water Women Rising:” Indigenizing Re-search

BC-CfE Webinar Learning Series

“Water Women Rising” Indigenizing Re-search to explore how Indigenous women living with HIV understand and support their health

Date: Wednesday February 24, 2021

Time:  12  – 1:30 PM  Pacific time

Webinar main objectives: Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Explain new approaches to research, including Indigenizing the re-search process, as led by Indigenous women living with HIV.

2. Describe the transformative value of centring Indigenous ceremony, histories, medicines, ways of knowing, and practices.

3. Illustrate how new knowledge, is old knowledge, to new people, including:

  • How Indigenous women living with HIV understand health as a journey that is connected with nature.
  • How Indigenous ceremony, medicines, practices, and ways of knowing are healing.


This webinar will include presentations from:

Elder Sheila Nyman Indigenous Elder, Clinical Social Worker Bear Rock Consulting, CHIWOS-PAW

Valerie Nicholson Co-investigator, Indigenous Peer Research Associate BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Debbie Cardinal Peer Indigenous Research Associate CHIWOS-PAW

Becky Gormley Research Coordinator BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Angela Kaida Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair Tier II in Global Perspectives in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Faculty of Health Sciences Simon Fraser University

Facilitator: Dr. Cathy Puskas


Presentations will be followed by a discussion where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive real-time responses from presenters.


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