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Public Health Lecture Focuses on Aboriginal Women’s Health

by NationTalk on April 25, 2008534 Views

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Urban and Inner-City Studies and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) invite students, faculty, staff and the community to a free lecture featuring Dr. Priscilla Settee on Tuesday May 6, 2008 from 7:00-9:00 pm at UWinnipeg, Room 2M70, (Manitoba Hall, 515 Portage Avenue). She will be speaking on The Personal Is Political: Aboriginal Women’s Healing, Health & Communal Empowerment.Settee is an accomplished academic and an associate professor in the Native Studies Department at the University of Saskatchewan. She was awarded the Global Citizens award in 2008 by the Saskatchewan Council for International Co-operation and was nominated for a teaching excellence award by her students. Settee is a founding member of the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute. This year, she presented to the United Nations at the International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Languages. Settee has worked as an advisor to the International Development Research Centre (Ottawa) and helped produce the book Seeding Solutions, Policy Options for Genetic Resources.

Settee’s lecture is the first of six sponsored by UWinnipeg’s Urban and Inner-City Studies and PHAC. Leading speakers will engage students, faculty, community organizations and policy-makers in discussions on numerous topics pertaining to inner-city issues and will offer perspectives on inner-city problems or vision that demands government action.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications & Marketing Officer, University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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