February 7th, 2023 – Unlearning and undoing systemic white supremacy and Indigenous-specific racism within the BC Office of the Provincial Health Officer With Dr. Kate Jongbloed and Dr. Danièle Behn Smith

In this Learning Circle we have Dr. Kate Jongbloed and Dr. Danièle Behn Smith talking about the BC Office of the Provincial Health Officer’s Project presents how to undo and unlearn white supremacy and Indigenous-specific racism. This project has clear instructions from the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report and the In Plain Sight report to address Indigenous-specific racism. The project aims to inform a path forward to uphold, embrace and monitor progress towards implementing these foundational commitments within the BC Office of the Provincial Health Officer’s.

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Date: Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am
Where: Free online via Zoom!

About the Presenters:


Danièle Behn Smith, MD, CCFP, MPH (she/her) (Eh Cho Dene & Metis/French Canadian)

BC Deputy Provincial Health Officer, Indigenous Health

Taanshi, Dágǫndı́h, Greetings with gratitude on the territories of the Lekwungen peoples of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations! I’m Métis from the Red River Valley and Eh Cho Dene from Fort Nelson First Nation. I am a mama to two beautiful kids and one little black dog. I have the honour and privilege of working as the Deputy Provincial Health Officer Indigenous Health. At the BC Office of the PHO, we are working towards an environment of cultural safety, anti-racism, and trustworthiness. Mussi cho/Maarsi.


Kate Jongbloed, PhD (she/her) (white occupier)

CIHR-MSHRBC Health Systems Impact Post-Doc Fellow, BC Office of the Provincial Health Officer and University of Victoria

I am a white occupier living on the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. I am an epidemiologist and mixed methods health researcher with 12+ years of experience working in the field of Indigenous health and wellness. I am lucky to be working with Danièle and the OPHO team during a two-year CIHR Health Systems Impact Post-Doc Fellowship (2021-2023).



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