Indigenous communities have a long history and mistrust of the health care system. The presentation will talk about allyship, moving forward for the future, and how actions today impact the future. It will include personal stories to express the importance of creating more mindful and meaningful relationships with diverse communities.
Tia Kennedy is an Indigenous advocate and leader in her community. From Oneida Nation of the Thames, born just outside of Walpole Island First Nation she carries both Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Teachings. Tia has worked with various First Nations communities and non-indigenous organizations across Turtle Island to create more equitable relationships. Her work is focused on a community-based and heart-centred approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Tia believes everyone has unique gifts to apply for happier and more fulfilling lifestyles. Tia uses the two-eyed seeing approach of applying both the indigenous and western lenses to build harmonious relationships. Kiinew Kwe consulting allows participants to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes, and values to promote meaningful and effective interactions with Indigenous peoples. Through various training and tools, Tia Kennedy empowers employees and employers to address discrimination and learn how to great genuine interaction within the workplace.