Speaker Series Event: Social Inclusion & Exclusion of First Nation Citizens in Manitoba

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Virtual event – Zoom
Thursday, March 21, 2024, 12 – 1:15pm

Dr. Barry Lavallee, CEO of Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc. delves into the intricate layers of social inclusion and exclusion experienced by First Nations in Manitoba in this compelling keynote speech. Exploring the historical context of colonization to its present-day ramifications, he dissects the status of First Nations wellness, challenges in urban settings, and the pervasive presence of structural racism. Dr. Lavallee sheds light on the systemic barriers perpetuating inequality, advocating for critical leadership to drive tangible change and usher in a future of genuine inclusivity, transforming the city’s landscape.

Guest speaker biography:

Dr. Barry Lavallee

MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRCPSC (Hons), MClSc Dr. Barry Lavallee, is a member of the Métis community of St. Laurent, Manitoba. He holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree and obtained a Master of Clinical Sciences Degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2004. Dr. Lavallee’s expertise encompasses chronic diseases, transgenerational trauma, and the impact of colonization on healthcare. In 2019, he transitioned to the role of Chief Executive Officer at Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc. During his 17 years of clinical service to Tataskweyak First Nation, he dedicated himself to enhancing healthcare outcomes. As the former president of the Indigenous Physicians Association in Canada, Dr. Lavallee engaged in international collaborations on Indigenous healthcare initiatives. In recognition of his team’s work on Manitoba’s Kidney Check program, they were awarded the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence – Best in North America in 2020 at the University of Manitoba.

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Organizer: The City of Winnipeg in partnership with the Human Rights Committee of Council
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