Program

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Monday, November 5, 2018

8:00 am

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4:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshop

Quality. Change. Culture.

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2:00 pm

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6:00 pm

Registration

Registration

3:00 pm

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4:30 pm

Movie

Showtime! Join us for an afternoon at the movies. 

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

The Indians Who Rocked the World is an electrifying look at the Native American influence in popular music — despite attempts to ban, censor and erase Indian culture. The film reveals how early pioneers of the blues and jazz had Native American roots, and as the folk-rock era took hold in the '60s and '70s, Native Americans such as Peter La Farge and Buffy Sainte-Marie helped to define its evolution, while Native guitarists and drummers such as Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, and many more forever changed the trajectory of rock and roll. Their stories are told by some of America’s greatest music legends who knew them, played music with them, and were inspired by them, including Robbie Robertson, George Clinton, Taj Mahal, Slash, Jackson Browne, Taboo, Buddy Guy, Quincy Jones, Derek Trucks, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler and Stevie Van Zandt.

5:00 pm

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7:00 pm

Opening Reception

Opening Reception with Exhibitors

Join us for the conference kick-off reception and reconnect with friends and colleagues while enjoying delicious foods and the view of the beautiful mountains around the hotel.

Entertainment: Sorrel Rider (youth dancers and drummers)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

7:00 am

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4:00 pm

Registration

7:30 am

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8:00 am

Sunrise Ceremony

Start the day right and join our conference Elder for the Sunrise Ceremony before joining the participants for breakfast.

Elder Sykes Powderface, Chiniki Band, AB

8:00 am

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9:00 am

Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00 am

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10:15 am

Opening Prayer / Greetings / Welcome

Prayer/Greetings: Elder Sykes Powderface, Chiniki Band, AB

Welcome: First Nations Inuit Health Branch, Indigenous Services Canada

FNHMA Welcome: Patricia Thomson, CFNHM, Senior Indigenous Advisor, Ministry of Social Services, Government of Saskatchewan and President, FNHMA Board of Directors

Marion Crowe, CFNHM, CAFM, Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Health Managers, Association

Platinum Sponsor Remarks: Rose LeMay, CFNHM, Chief Executive Officer, Indigenous Reconciliation Group

Opening Plenary
Keynote Speaker: Marlene Poitras, Alberta Regional Chief, Assembly of First Nations

10:15 am

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10:45 am

Health Break with Exhibitors

10:45 am

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12:15 pm

Concurrent Workshops

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12:15 pm

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2:00 pm

Luncheon and Presentation - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Health Transformation

Health transformation is a broad-ranging initiative to modernize and improve our health care system. Key themes necessary for health care transformation (as identified by the Canadian Medical Association & the Canadian Nurses Association) are: health promotion, effective management of illnesses, focus on quality outcomes and accountability to patients.

An Alignment Process will be led by NAN First Nations to create a shared vision of the root problems, solutions and implementation strategies at three levels:

1. Within NAN First Nation communities.

2. Between First Nation healthcare partners.

3. Between NAN First Nations and non-First Nation healthcare partners.

NAN’s approach calls for Northern First Nation organizations to support community-led transformation of the health system in NAN territory, including:

·The Charter of Relationship Principles and what it means for health system transformation.

·The priorities and role of the Joint Action Table regarding health system transformation.

·The NAN Health Transformation Work Plan and community engagement.

Sponsor Remarks: Kironmoy Datta, Head of Marketing, Canada, ADAPT Pharma Inc.

Keynote Speaker: Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Ontario Representative on the Chiefs' Committee on Health

Lunch sponsored by: ADAPT Pharma Inc.

2:00 pm

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3:30 pm

Concurrent Workshops

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3:45 pm

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4:45 pm

Annual General Meeting (for FNHMA members in good standing only)

5:30 pm

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6:30 pm

Pre-Dinner Reception with Exhibitors

6:30 pm

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10:30 pm

Banquet, CFNHM Convocation and Awards Presentation

Pre-dinner entertainment: Sik Sika Drummers

Presentation of the MNP-FNHMA Health Innovation Showcase 

sponsored by: MNP

Presentation of the President's Award

Presentation of the CFHI-FNHMA Excellence in Health Leadership Award
sponsored by
: Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

After-dinner entertainment: Armond Duckchief Band

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:30 am

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12:00 pm

Registration

8:00 am

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9:00 am

Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00 am

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10:00 am

Welcome / Plenary - Governance Model of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay

Bella Moses Petawabano, one of Eeyou Istchee’s most respected leaders, was born on her family’s traditional trapline on the Eastmain River, and raised there up to age 10; she then attended residential school in Fort George from 1961 to 1965 and in 1966-67. In 1965-66, she received “teachings for a girl” with her family on their lands, learning skills and teachings that she has carried into her adult life and career. She completed high school in Rouyn-Noranda, learning French while boarding with a francophone family, and then undertook Medical Secretary training at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 1971-72. After getting married and starting a family, Bella completed a Certificate of Social Work at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Social Work at McGill University. She settled in Mistissini, where she served as councillor for several years. Bella’s career with the CBHSSJB spans 35 years, from her professional beginnings as the first Cree community worker in Mistissini in 1979, to the development of culturally based maternal and health services that are a model across Canada. She is now in her second four-year term as elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the CBHSSJB. Using family photos and through stories of her personal life journey, Bella will illustrate the profound transformations that Eeyou/Eenou society has gone through, and the way that the governance of the Cree Health Board has evolved to keep pace with these changes. It is the story of an Indigenous-owned institution that has remained faithful to the vision of the Elders, and that places Miyupimaatisiiun at the core of its mission as it works to meet the challenges of the future. Read more about the programs and services of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay on our website, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn @creehealth.

Keynote Speaker:  Bella M. Petawabano, Chairperson, Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay

10:00 am

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10:30 am

Health Break with Exhibitors

10:30 am

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12:00 pm

Concurrent Workshops

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12:00 pm

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2:00 pm

Luncheon and Presentation - The Importance of Cultural Identity to Medicines and Spiritual Practices

Sponsor Remarks: Will Fong, CMC, PMP, Management Consulting, MNP

Keynote Speaker: Hal Eagletail, Owner, Eaglestar Enterprises and member of the Northern Dene TsuuT'ina Nation

Luncheon sponsored by: MNP

2:00 pm

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3:30 pm

Concurrent Workshops

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3:30 pm

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4:15 pm

Closing Plenary - A Relationship Based Approach to Whole System Transformation

Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care is recognized as one of the world’s leading models of health care redesign and a recipient of the 2011 and 2017 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. “Nuka” is an Alaska Native word that means strong, giant structures and living things. It is also the name given to Southcentral Foundation’s whole health care system, which provides medical, dental, behavioral, traditional and health care support services to more than 65,000 Alaska Native people.

This session will cover the whole system transformation which allowed SCF to achieve these results and the two key elements of that transformation—customer-ownership and relationship-based care. The presentation will feature detail about why SCF chose to make the reforms it did, the steps SCF took to implement them, and how SCF dealt with obstacles that arose in the process of reform.

Speaker: April Kyle, Vice President, Behavioral Services, Southcentral Foundation

4:15 pm

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4:30 pm

Wrap-Up, Exhibitor Passport Draw and Closing Prayer

Wrap-Up: Patricia Thomson, CFNHM, Senior Indigenous Advisor, Ministry of Social Services, Government of Saskatchewan and President, FNHMA Board of Directors

Closing Prayer: Elder Sykes Powderface, Chiniki Band, AB