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Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada
“Authentic Indigenous Health and Wellness Partnerships: Reclaimative Leading
Practices ”
2016 National Forum February 15 - 17, 2016
Montreal, QC
Call for Abstracts
The Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (A.N.A.C.) is pleased to announce our 2016 National
Forum in Montreal, QC: “Authentic Indigenous Health and Wellness Partnerships: Reclaimative
Leading Practices”.
In celebration of A.N.A.C.’s 40th Anniversary, members from across Canada will gather to honor and
share knowledge on the significant contributions we have made to the field of nursing education,
practice, policy and research for First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations in Canada. Our members
are the keepers of a rich body of knowledge related to Indigenous nursing and Indigenous health and
wellness. As the first and longest standing Indigenous health and Indigenous health professional
organization in Canada, we continue to influence and transform how the development of Reclaimative
Leading Practices in health education, research, health policy, and services/programs can better
serve First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
In reaching this milestone, A.N.A.C believes that; “to promote, develop and maintain our institutional
structures and our distinctive customs, spirituality, traditions, procedures and practices” (Article 34 UN
Declaration Rights of Indigenous Peoples) is a foundation on which to build the next 40 years. Effective
collaboration with national, regional and local organizations and governments to address health
inequities for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples will require A.N.A.C.’s ability to engage in selfdetermining ways. Our conference this year is a call to international, national, provincial/territorial
and local Indigenous and non-Indigenous health stakeholders; to articulate leading practices and
innovative and transformative ideas towards the development of authentic Indigenous health
Our objective is to engage all participants in the development of a self-determining multi-disciplinary
collaboration model inclusive of principles, protocols and mechanisms that can assist all stakeholders in
the application of culturally relevant leading practices in health policy, education and research,
programs and services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations in Canada. A one-day interactive
pre-conference session will focus on Indigenous Knowledge.
Abstracts are now being invited for oral presentations, posters and workshop sessions that
reflect the theme of the conference. We will accept submissions from a broad multi-disciplinary
perspective. Conference sessions will include presentations and inter-active dialogue on
leading practices, research, and policy relative to the conference theme. These may include
using evidence informed research, lived experiences, and practical applications of current
Instructions for Submitting Abstracts:
Abstracts must be received by June 30, 2015
Use attached abstract form; not to exceed 150 words; please use 12pt font
Email to the national office: [email protected]