Student Information for FALL 2022 – IMPORTANT UPDATES

Mental Health & Wellness

Home / University Services / Counselling / Mental Health & Wellness

mino-ayā-win “we’re feeling good
Indigenous Health & Wellness Forum 2022

In response to the need to support the health and wellness of our Indigenous communities, First Nations University of Canada hosted a virtual Indigenous Health and Wellness forum with half-day sessions March 24 & 25, 2022.
The topics focused on Indigenous perspectives on wellness, mental health, lateral violence to lateral kindness, and community health.

Keynote Speakers 2022

Anthony Johnson and Dr. James Makokis

Season 7 Winners – Amazing Race Canada

Dr. Makokis provided inspirational stories and practical insights on how his own experience in being excluded and segregated as a First Nation and Two-Spirit person. He offered practical insights for teaching others about the importance of spirituality, health, self-confidence, community access, support, and policies to help improve the quality of life for Indigenous and LGBTQ2 peoples. Dr. Makokis has faced off with many Government leaders and is at the forefront of shifting Government and individuals’ perspectives on Indigenous and Non-Indigenous best practices. Dr. Makokis is a leader among Canadian First Nation community and is a primary resource for the Provincial and National Governments and many Alberta Health Service Agencies. Dr. Makokis is always the highlight of every event and often leaves audiences wanting to hear more.

Anthony Johnson’s story and presentations always leave the audience with a stronger understanding of the challenges individuals from the LGBTQ2 and First Nation communities face. He also delivered practical solutions for individuals to better understand their role and responsibility to treat others inclusively and with respect with a strong focus on the importance of prioritizing equality at work and in society.

Brigette Lacquette, the first First Nations Player named to Team Canada

My Journey with Brigette Lacquette

Agenda – Videos

March 24, 2022

March 25, 2022

Follow Us on Instagram