This webinar for World TB Day 2023 informs health care providers working with Indigenous Peoples on Chapter 12 of the Canadian Tuberculosis Standards 8th Edition: Culturally Competent Tuberculosis Care for Health Care Workers and Public Health Professionals Serving Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
For more information visit: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ucts20/6/sup1
Kelsie McGregor, Policy Advisor, Assembly of First Nations
Kelsie McGregor is an Anishinaabe Kwe (Ojibwe Women, she/her) from Whitefish River First Nation, on the north shore of Lake Huron, and is from the Crane Clan. Kelsie received a BA in Psychology and Health Sciences in 2019, then a Master of Public Health from Western University in 2020. Prior to joining the Assembly of First Nations Health Sector as a Policy Analyst, she worked at the community-level, within First Nation health research, health promotion and prevention, and policy.
Alex Petiquan, Policy Advisor, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Dr. Alex Petiquan is Anishinaabe from Wabauskang First Nation and graduated from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Thunder Bay, ON. His work during his pathology residency before joining the Federal government included evaluating medical devices as part of an Ontario Centres of Excellence grant on remote pathology solutions. He now works as a Senior Analyst in the Federal sector which has spanned Indigenous Public Health, epidemiology, data sharing agreements, regional Indigenous community engagements and participating in joint departmental public health response for emerging issues and COVID-19. His personal work has spanned First Nation governance, health policy, and sits as a member of the Health Expert Advisory Panel for Grand Council Treaty #3 in Northwest Ontario. Dr. Petiquan currently works at Inuit Tapiritiit Kanatami, the national representational body for Inuit in Canada, leading the Public Health and Tuberculosis files.
Igah Sanguya, TB Survivor, Nunavut
Igah Sanguya is from Kangitugaapik, Nunavut. Much of Igah’s work has focused on the connection between health and community. Igah has been a community health representative for almost 20 years. Igah is trusted by her community to answer questions and maintain confidentiality, and she is trusted and respected by other CHRs, nurses, and health staff in Nunavut as an experienced advocate for her community and for Inuit. Igah has been on the Board of Directors for several organizations including Ilisaqsavik and CAAN. She participated in The Meaning of Ice project, a book about the Inuit relationship with sea ice, and travelled to Alaska and Greenland as part of this project. She is currently working on an Inuit-led research project to address food security, nutrition, and climate change. Igah values the love and support of her family to take on these projects, and is proud of her children, grandchildren, and community.
Tina Campbell, TB Advisor, Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA), Saskatchewan
Tina Campbell is an Indigenous woman of Cree Ancestry from Treaty 5 Territory. She has lived the majority of her life in Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory. This is where she started her career in Public Health in a Tuberculosis Clinic. She has 11+ years of experience working in various levels within TB care as well as working with different Indigenous communities. Her front line experiences are what have shaped her into advocating for cultural competency training for health care practitioners that work with Indigenous populations across Canada. Currently, Tina is the Tuberculosis Advisor for Northern-Inter Tribal Health Authority, an organization that works with 4 tribal council partners and 33 First Nation on-reserve communities in northern Saskatchewan.