CanCOVID Speaker Series: What We Heard: Indigenous Peoples & COVID-19

The impact of COVID‑19 on Indigenous peoples, families, and communities has varied across Canada. Some key themes were provided in the Public Health Agency of Canada’s “What We Heard: Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19” report, which was released in February 2021 and will be discussed in our next speaker series.

(June 15, 2021)

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One Canadian city has cancelled Canada Day: Should Toronto follow suit?

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Real Talk Ryan Jespersen

Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health Associate Director Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle discusses the issues related to Indigenous health including the history of Residential Schools, culture, language, land-based learning, and climate action.

(June 10, 2021)

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Circles: Indigenous Research Methods.

Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research. (January  5, 2021).

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A New Canadian Citizenship Guide is Long Overdue.

Discover Canada is the official study guide for people who are preparing to take the Canadian citizenship test. But its portrayal of Canada is far from accurate, according to five women faculty members at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. We speak with Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Professor of Critical Development Studies and Global Health at the University of Toronto.

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A woman requested inspiring middle-age success stories, and Twitter delivered.

Good Magazine. (January 10, 2020).

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U of T program indigenizing teaching of public health.

Global News. (August 21, 2019).

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Biographical Profile of Angela Mashford-Pringle

FNH Magazine, University of Toronto (2016).

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Other Appearances

University of Toronto Bulletin. (September 9, 2020). ‘Land-based’ learning online? How one U of T professor reimagined a ground-breaking course amid COVID-19.

Global News. (November 2, 2019). Why a UN declaration on Indigenous rights has struggled to become Canadian law.


Global News. (September 28, 2019). Why some First Nations still don’t have clean drinking water.

Global News. (August 21, 2019). Indigenous healthcare issues in Canada.


U of T News (August 2, 2019). Healing begins on the land: How U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health is Indigenizing Teaching in Public Health:


Global News. (July 27, 2019). Indigenous communities and water crises – is a real solution.


Global News (February 12, 2019). Cat Lake First Nation crisis spotlights health care struggles of remote communities.


The Varsity (March 16, 2019). A glance at the state of Indigenous health.


Al Jazeera America Online – The painful legacy of residential school system by Nina Devries


FNH Magazine, University of Toronto – Biographical Profile of Angela Mashford-Pringle – 2016


The Varsity: University of Toronto Student Newspaper – Education for reconciliation: U of T should prioritize Indigenous Studies published June 5, 2015


Huffington Post Canada – Colonialism Causes Diabetes, and Other Things I Learned at…


About Indigenous health, schooling, and intergenerational trauma from Coursera course on Aboriginal Education


Global Thunder Bay – “Around Town” segment – May 13, 2014 6:00pm News


Niagara News (Community Paper of Niagara College) – Education is key to a brighter future


Health Nexus – Thoughts on Leadership