November 10th,2020 – Elders & Knowledge Keepers: Time with Elder Roberta Price

Join us as we sit with Elder Roberta Price of the Snuneymuxw, and Cowichan Nations to chat about her life and her work. In particular, we are hoping to discuss how her life as an Elder doing work in urban Indigenous communities has changed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking forward to receiving the teachings of our Elders and hope you will join us.

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Event Date: November 10th, 2020 at 10am

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About the Presenters:


ELDER ROBERTA PRICE – Coast Salish, Snuneymuxw, and Cowichan Nations

Roberta is the mother of 4 children and grandmother to 9 beloved grandchildren.

She has worked for many years as an Elder for the Richmond, Delta & Burnaby School Districts where she has facilitated cultural teaching circles in lower mainland schools for 35 years and is also frequently called to support adult learners at the UBC Learning Exchange in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Roberta works closely with the Aboriginal Wellness Program at Vancouver Coastal Health where she is the Elder-in-Residence and works with the Aboriginal Patient Navigators Program to support patients in many Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals and health care centres. She also provides services traditional and healing services for the Elder Visiting Program at BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital and at St. Paul’s Hospital.

Roberta has worked with the UBC School of Nursing as an Adviser/Research Partner and Elder nearly 2 decades providing Indigenous leadership and support on research projects about women’s intimate partner violence, mental health and equity. She currently is a Co-Principal Investigator on a large CIHR funded study to improve care for Indigenous People in Emergency Units. She is the Elder for Critical Research in Health and Health Care Inequities (CRiHHI) School of Nursing, University of British Columbia and also sits as an Elder on the National Indigenous Council on Diabetes.

She is inspired to provide guidance and leadership on several community, equity-based and culturally-safe research projects and is now an adjunct clinical professor in the UBC Department of Family Medicine.



Resources from session:

  • Aboriginal health website through Vancouver Coastal Health
  • First People’s Cultural Council Language Map
  • Native Land website
  • Interactive Indigenous names map

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