First of a five-part series workshop on implementing TRC’s call to action




Dr. Amélie Blanchet Garneau, CRASIQ Chairholder, and Dr. Holly Graham, Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Nursing Research Chairholder, presented a workshop on ” Indigenous Specific Racism ” to hundreds of nursing educators from various educational institutions across Canada on March 8th.

It is the first of a series of five workshops conceived and organized by the six Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Indigenous Research Chairs in Nursing, in collaboration with CASN, aiming to support anti-racist and decolonial practices in nursing education as a collective response to implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

The first three workshops focus on Indigenous specific racism, cultural humility, and cultural safety, exploring how educators play a crucial role in developing culturally safe practitioners. The final two workshops present case studies with exemplary approaches for responding to Calls to Action 23 and 24 in nursing education.

The series will cover the following topics:

  • Workshop 1. Indigenous specific racism
  • Workshop 2. Cultural humility
  • Workshop 3. Cultural safety
  • Workshop 4. Taking Responsibility for the History We Have All Inherited: Integrating the Truth of Colonialization
  • Workshop 5. Implementing Calls to Action in Nursing Curricula