JointHealth™ express   September 26, 2023

Arthritis Call to Action website: An entry point into Truth and Reconciliation for the arthritis community in Canada

In this episode of Arthritis At Home, Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox and Cheryl Koehn discuss the Arthritis Call to Action website, which has been launched by the Arthritis Community Learning Circle. As an important entry point into Truth and Reconciliation for the arthritis community in Canada, the website covers key topics such as Colonization, Indigenous Health, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action on Health (#18 to 24), and the Arthritis Community Learning Circle. Website visitors will also find current information on successful programs that incorporate traditional healing, and the latest arthritis research involving, and led by, Indigenous Researchers and Indigenous Participants in Canada.

Dr. Fox is from the Blood Tribe, within the Blackfoot Confederacy, and practices her Siksikaitsitapi ways. Dr. Fox has a bachelor’s degree in psychology; a master’s degree in sociology; and a doctoral degree in education. Her dissertation topic “Indian Residential Schools: Perspectives of Blackfoot Confederacy People” explored the experiences of Survivors from the Blackfoot Confederacy from six Indian Residential Schools. Dr. Fox is both directly and indirectly affected by Indian Residential Schools. She is the daughter of two Survivors of an Indian Residential School and is a survivor of Indian Day Schools, herself. She is blessed with four children and six grandchildren.

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