Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle: Stigma, Discrimination and Indigenous Cultural Safety

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Sep 07 2020 42 mins   1

Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle is an Algonquin (Timiskaming First Nation) Assistant Professor and Associate Director at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Angela is the Director of the Master of Public Health – Indigenous Health program, Director of the Collaborative Specialization in Indigenous Health and Founding Editor of the Turtle Island Journal on Indigenous Health. She works with Indigenous communities in urban and rural settings with issues related to Indigenous health including cultural safety, land-based learning, and climate action. You can find Angela here and the Turtle Island Journal here.

In this podcast Dr. Mashford-Pringle talks about her journey to promoting Indigenous cultural safety inspired by the Oka Crisis. She describes the current and historical contexts of discrimination and violence toward Indigenous peoples, including residential schools,  forced sterilization, and mistreatment by police and healthcare workers. Dr. Mashford-Pringle explains the 3 P's-power, privilege and positionally-central to understanding Indigenous cultural safety. We also discuss the significance of sports teams changing their names, respect for Mother Earth, and the interconnectedness underlying climate change. 

Episode hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie. Supported by funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Canada Research Chairs program. Original music and podcast produced by Jupiter Productions, who have various production services available to support your podcast needs.