Nicole Redvers on "The Climate and Health Nexus: Indigenous Planetary Health"
A Distinguished Lecture from the Native American Center for Health Professionals (NACHP)
The Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) announces its next Distinguished Lecture on "The Climate and Health Nexus: Indigenous Planetary Health."
Dr. Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH, is a member of Deninu K’ue First Nation in Denendeh. She serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine–Indians into Medicine (INMED) at the University of North Dakota, and as board chair and co-founder of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation.
Lecture Description: A range of anthropogenic global environmental changes are contributing to an increasing global disease burden. Since human health and well-being are intimately associated with the health of our planet, health professionals and health systems will not only be charged with caring for this expanding disease burden, but will also need to become more environmentally sustainable in practice. This presentation will discuss Indigenous perspectives on planetary health and greater sustainability movements through a transdisciplinary lens.
Dr. Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH, is a member of the Deninu K'ue First Nation in Denendeh and has worked with Indigenous patients, scholars, and communities around the globe her entire career. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine-Indians into Medicine (INMED) at the University of North Dakota where she helped developed and launch the first Indigenous health PhD program. Dr. Redvers is also co-founder and current board chair of the Canadian charity Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation based in Yellowknife, NWT, providing traditional Indigenous-rooted Land-based wellness supports to northerners. She has been actively involved at regional, national and international levels promoting the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives in both human and planetary health research and practice. She is author of The Science of the Sacred: Bridging Global Indigenous Medicine Systems and Modern Scientific Principles.
Thursday, February 17th, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm CT
Virtual Zoom Lecture (Register here)
Q & A to follow
This lecture series is sponsored by the Indians into Medicine (INMED) grant through the Indian Health Service in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.