CBRCanada Webinar: Elements of Colonizing Research
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Elements of Colonizing Research
In this webinar, Drs. Loppie and Reading will explore the contextual and practical features of research that are aligned with colonization. Using examples from the field of Indigenous health research, they will also highlight the impact of colonizing research on the lives of Indigenous peoples and on their relationship with researchers and institutions.
Dr. Charlotte Loppie (Mi’kmaq/Acadian) is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Policy and Associate Dean-Research for the Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria. For more than 20 years, Charlotte has responded to requests by Indigenous communities, collectives and organizations to partner on community-led research, capacity bridging, team building and knowledge mobilization. She has also spent that last two decades supporting the anti-racist and decolonizing work of institutions, systems, programs and services.
Dr. Jeffrey Reading (Mohawk) is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at Simon Fraser University and BC First Nations Health Authority Chair in Heart Health and Wellness. As the inaugural Scientific Director of the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research from 2000 to 2008, Jeff led a movement calling for a national advanced research agenda in the area of Indigenous peoples’ health. Jeff's broad interests in research in Public Health have brought attention to issues including but not limited to: the social determinants of health, environmental issues including provision of safe potable water, health promotion and disease prevention, heart health, diabetes, tobacco misuse and accessibility to health care among Indigenous Peoples.