DC celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day
Date: June 21, 2021
Today marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. It is also National Indigenous History Month 2021, this year is dedicated to the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of residential schools.
This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the DC Aboriginal Nutrition Network. This community of dietitians is working towards reducing health inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, as well as helping dietitians become confident in providing culturally appropriate care.
The Aboriginal Nutrition Network has gathered a list of resources for dietitians to reflect on to support reflection, learning and action:
Dietitians Jessica Oickle and Melissa Payne are also taking over DC's instagram today (look for them in DC's Stories).
"Reconciliation is a path to discussion and mindfulness.... not for us “indigenous” but the non indigenous who live here with us. Be mindful, build knowledge and relationships with our people and reflect and identify where your roots are from. If you aren’t Indigenous then where are you from? Acknowledgement of self builds stronger relationships when acknowledging others.” - Deyowindron’t (Teri) Morrow, Chair of the DC Aboriginal Nutrition Network
For more information and to join the Aboriginal Nutrition Network, visit www.dietitians.ca/networks