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Anishinabek Nation embracing diabetes with knowledge and care – Anishinabek News

March 14, 2024

CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA FIRST NATION—The Anishinabek Nation hosted its 2nd Annual Diabetes Conference, Embracing Diabetes with Knowledge and Care, from March 6-7, in Chippewas of Rama First Nation as a way to bring together frontline workers who care for Indigenous people with diabetes.

Day 1 of the conference welcomed a variety of presenters from all disciplines including Nephi Craig, Indigenous Chef; Ryan Hooey, who is with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind; Stacey Ely and Autumn Watson with the Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle; Karen Graham, Canadian author and registered dietitian best known for her published works on diabetes; and a panel discussion with young adults on their lived experiences with diabetes and perspectives.

Day 2 of the conference was equally filled with excellent guest speakers with valuable information to share with about 100 participants to learn from and bring back to their practice in their respective work.

Anishinabek Nation Northern Superior Regional Deputy Grand Council Chief Mel Hardy opened up the conference with welcoming remarks.

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