Be’sha Blondin, Sahtu Dene Elder, and Stephanie Young attended the Transforming Health Care in Remote Communities Conference at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on April 29-30, 2016. More than 140 delegates from seven countries met to exchange ideas and learn from one another about how best to address the health care challenges of remote communities in Canada and elsewhere.
This conference was for those with an interest in strengthening collaborations to improve our health-care systems and the health of circumpolar and other remote communities.
Delegates included researchers, clinicians, managers, policy makers, service providers and representatives of industry, non-governmental organizations, and indigenous communities from Canada, Nordic countries, Greenland, Alaska, Russia, Australia, and other countries with remote populations.
Be’sha and Stephanie's presentation, titled "How we used to be: Challenges and lessons learned from implementing healing through wellness on the land", can be accessed by clicking here.
Be’sha also led the conference delegates in the opening and closing prayers.