2021 National Indigenous Diabetes Virtual Conference

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Speaker Bios

Agenda

Day 1
KEYNOTE:
The Kidney Warrior Carmen Omeasoo Samson Cree Nation

Carmen Omeasoo aka Hellnback has been an active member of the Canadian music scene for the ladder part of 25+ years. Having helped spearhead the native hiphop envelope into the Canadian mainstream was one of his main goals as an artists. Warparty, Team Rezofficial are both groups that have done just that they faced every challenge head on to achieve success.
Hellnback also has a new challenge one that has tested his will in every direction and that is stage 5 Kidney failure. With a kidney function of 4% HellnBack’s goal now is to spread awareness. Father of 6 happily married to Lisa Muswagon. Kidney failure has not been an easy path but with the support of his wife and children he would like to let you know kidney failure is not a death sentence.


Day 1 Concurrent Sessions

THE ROAD HOME Mike Alexander Swan Lake First Nation

TEE CHA CHITL – GETTING WELL AGAIN, A NUU-CHAH-NULTH TRIBAL COUNCIL DIABETES APPROACH Rachel Dickens, RD, CDE Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

USHKET 5 KM (MY FIRST 5 KM) David Gill Pekuakamiulnuatsh First Nation

MÉTIS FOODIES Falyn Nicholl Métis Foodies


DIABETES AND EXERCISE Marisa Cardinal National Indigenous Diabetes Association Saddle Lake Cree Nation

FITNATION Daniel Young-Mercer Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I-SPARC)

REVIVING INDIGENOUS NORTH AMERICAN & HAUDENOSAUNEE FOOD CULTURE Tawnya Brant Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

THE CONNECTIONS OF LAND-BASED LANGUAGE IN THE CONTEXT OF FOOD FROM AN INDIGENOUS LENS Byron Beardy Garden Hill First Nation Four Arrows Health Authority

DIABETES CARE IN SADDLE LAKE CREE NATION Dr. Nicole Cardinal Saddle Lake Cree Nation

RECLAIMING THE TRADITION OF BREASTFEEDING: THE FOUNDATION OF A NATION Camie Jae Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC Sisseton-Wahpeton, Clinical Social Worker and Lactation Consultant

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF MENTAL HEALTH IN DIABETES Ashley Butler, Ph.D. Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

TEACHINGS IN THE AIR PODCAST Gerry Oleman St’t’imc Nation

ANCESTORS’ CHALLENGE David Gill Pekuakamiulnuatsh First Nation

LAC LA RONGE SMOKING CESSATION Maggie King Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Health Services

THE KAHNAWAKE SCHOOLS DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM (KSDPP) – THE NEXT 25 YEARS Alex M. McComber & Cougar Kirby, KSDPP

THE CONNECTIONS OF LAND-BASED LANGUAGE IN THE CONTEXT OF FOOD FROM AN INDIGENOUS LENS Byron Beardy Garden Hill First Nation Four Arrows Health Authority

Day 2
KEYNOTE:
Food is Health — What’s Your ‘Fix’ Robert H. Lustig Pediatric Endocrinologist, University of California, San Francisco

Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L. is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist, with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He is one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980.
He also received his Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree at University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2013. He is the author of the popular books Fat Chance (2012), The Hacking of the American Mind (2017), and the just released book Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine,. He is the Chief Science Officer of the non-profit Eat REAL, he is on the Advisory Board of the Center for Humane Technology, Simplex Health, and Levels Health, and he is the Chief Medical Officer of BioLumen Technologies, Foogal, Perfact, and Kalin Health.

Day 2 Concurrent Sessions

ININIMINOYAWIN Demian Lawrenchuk Fox Lake Cree Nation

MÉTIS FOODIES Falyn Nicholl Métis Foodies

CREATING A SWEET COMMUNITY IN THE CITY Dave Skene White Owl Native Ancestry Association

BLACKFOOT MEDICINE Treffrey Deerfoot Blackfoot Medicine Speaks 11:00 AM PST 12:00 PM MST 01:00

FITNATION Amanda de Faye Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC)

RESHAPING DIABETES RISK THROUGH PUBLIC POLICIES TARGETING THE FOOD ENVIRONMENT Laura Schmidt, PhD, MPH University of California, San Francisco

CAN-SOLVE KNOWLEDGE LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT SERIES Craig Settee & Mary Beaucage Can-SOLVE CKD

ININIMINOYAWIN Demian Lawrenchuk Fox Lake Cree Nation

HEALING NATIONS THROUGH OUR GRAND MOTHER’S CEREMONIES Nadia Houle Indigenous Birth of Alberta (IBA)

DIABETES CARE IN SADDLE LAKE CREE NATION Dr. Nicole Cardinal Saddle Lake Health Care Centre

YOGA WITH THE INDIGENOUS DIABETES HEALTH CIRCLE Crystal Bomberry Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle (IDHC)

INDIGENOUS APPROACHES TO HEALTH AND HEALING Dr. Karen Hill Six Nations of the Grand River

Day 3

Day 3 Concurrent Sessions

CAN-SOLVE KNOWLEDGE KEEPERS IN RESEARCH VIRTUAL BOOKLET Helen Robinson-Settee & Catherine Turner Can-SOLVE CKD

HOW I TOOK CONTROL OF MY DIABETES Elder Paul Sam Ahousaht Nation

DIABETES AND EXERCISE Marisa Cardinal National Indigenous Diabetes Association Saddle Lake Cree Nation

THE CURRENT SMOKING SITUATION IN NUNAVIK AND WHAT IS BEING DONE Victoria Grey & Alain Ishac Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services

CREATING A SWEET COMMUNITY IN THE CITY Dave Skene White Owl Native Ancestry Association

COMMUNITY-ENGAGED HEALTH PROMOTION RESEARCH Brittany McBeath & Sonia Perillat-Amédée KSDPP Community Mobilization Training Research Project

GITXSAN AEROBICS Laureen Weget Lillooet Friendship Centre

THE FOOD SOVEREIGNTY SYMPOSIUM & FESTIVAL Dan Cornelius Intertribal Agriculture Council

INDIGENOUS DIABETES HEALTH CIRCLE’S TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR FRONT LINE WORKERS Amanda Lipinski & Jessica Pace Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle (IDHC)

NIQIIT: INUIT FOODS Martha Peet Traditional Knowledge Keeper/Elder Megan K Monteith Artist

GITIGAANIKE LOCAL FOODS INITIATIVE David Manuel Red Lake Nation

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