JointHealth™ express   April 17, 2024


Dear Arthritis Community Member,

On behalf of the Arthritis Community Learning Circle, Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) invites you to an important webinar on Indigenous ethics and principles, covering why these concepts are important in conducting research with Indigenous communities and creating a culturally safe health care environment. Led by Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox [Aai’piihkwikomotaakii], Indigenous Scholar on Indian Residential Schools and Truth and Reconciliation, the webinar will consists of a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question and answer period.

While we hope you can join the live webinar, it will be recorded and available on the Arthritis Community Learning Circle’s “Arthritis Call to Action” website following the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 9am to 10am PDT (60 minutes)
Speaker: Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox, Indigenous Scholar
Topic: “Indigenous Ethics and Principles” with Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox

We hope you can join us. Click here to register for the webinar:

About Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox:

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 was "Indian Residential Schools: Perspectives of Blackfoot Confederacy People” on her research about 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.

About the Artist:

“I am Ipikstakii. My English name is Courtney Alexandra Fox – Running Rabbit. I am Siksikaitsitapi; I am woman; I am mother, daughter, sister, partner and friend. I creatively express emotions, thoughts and connections through various mediums of art. I am survivor and I proudly carry my ancestral baton.”

Artist Statement on Kaamotaan (Reconciliation) – Cleansing as Healing

“We are one – we are connected to everything. This is how we heal, knowing we are connected to everything – connected to the land, to the water, to the air, to all beings. We pray to Ihtsipaitapiiyo’pa, the Source of all Life. We sit in ceremony with Ihtsipaitapiiyo’pa and our grandmothers and grandfathers, the ancestors and the ancients. When we pray, we align mind, body, and spirit. As we pray, align and connect, we model ways of knowing and being for our children. There has been much destruction, oppression and intentional disregard of our traditional ways. This is why She cries, there is considerable healing to be done and this will occur once we acknowledge and feel the pain and trauma – we will survive, overcome, and reconcile, this is Kaamotaan. We also grieve – the loss of our land, of our culture, of our language. Only when it rains can we cleanse and blossom as we move forward with the ancestral knowledge and ways of knowing and being. We heal for our survivors; we heal for our children; we heal for the seven generations before us and the seven generations to come after us. We are one.”