Hallman lecture series

Hallman Lecture and Panel: COVID 19 and Indigenous communities

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. EDT

Perry Bellegarde

Keynote speaker

Perry Bellegarde
National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

The COVID 19 pandemic has had devastating and unique impacts on First Nation communities, particularly with the loss of respected Elders and Knowledge Holders. These impacts have been experienced differently across jurisdictions within Canada and bring to light critical opportunities for learning and advocating for a wide diversity of First Nation families and communities.

This Hallman lecture will include a discussion of the COVID 19 response from the perspective of the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Perry Bellegarde, and a panel discussion including other national as well as regional successes and challenges.


Regional panel

  • Elder Myeengun Henry, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

  • Chantelle Richmond, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health and Environment, Department of Geography, Western University

  • Lori Campbell, Associate Vice President, Indigenous Engagement, Office of Indigenization, University of Regina

  • Lori Davis Hill, Director of Health Services, Six Nations Health Services

For itinerary, speakers' bios and to register, visit Hallman Lecture and Panel: COVID 19 and Indigenous communities.

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