2021-05-12, Andrea Sutherland, suther55@myumanitoba.ca

From: Andrea Sutherland

Email: suther55@myumanitoba.ca

Annin, Tansi and Hello:

The Kitatipithitamak Mithwayawin is proud to announce that we will be hosting the Kana Wain Dida, virtual international conference and gathering from May 20-22, 2021. Kana Wain Dida is an Anishinaabe phrase for “looking after each other.” The gathering themes will focus on COVID-19, and ways in which Indigenous communities around the world are experiencing and responding to COVID-19.

The event themes include the impacts of COVID-19, as well as the many diverse acts of community resilience, strength, and sovereignty. We have an amazing lineup of panelists and presentations from healthcare professionals, as well as community members and frontline healthcare workers from Canada, New Zealand, Nepal, India, and beyond. Our keynote speakers include Canadian Senator Mary Jane McCallum, Professor and representative of the Navajo Nation Dr. Jennifer Denetdale, and Maori Writer, Researcher and Advisor, Dr Rawiri Taonui. We are working hard to make this conference an event that everyone will enjoy and remember.

If you plan to attend or if you find this information important we would appreciate you distributing the information about this event to any of your contacts and your networks, as well as colleagues that you think this event might appeal to.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

To register for the event, please visit:

For additional information, email us, or visit our website at: https://covid19indigenous.ca/international-gathering/

All the best,

Andrea Sutherland
Kitatipithitamak Mithwayawin Volunteer