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Fac Dev Lounge

Jul 19, 2021

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In this episode, Sarah sits down with Patti Doyle-Bedwell to talk about the generational effects of residential schools, how they relate to healthcare, and what needs to be done now.


Patricia Doyle‑Bedwell - Faculty of Open Learning & Career Development - Dalhousie University -

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada -

The Caring Society - | Our home on native land -

child_friendly_calls_to_action_web.pdf - (University of Alberta – Indigenous studies)

Intergenerational Trauma -


Dr. Peter Bryce (1853–1932): whistleblower on residential schools | CMAJ -

Indigenous people in B.C. 75% more likely to end up in ER, report says | CBC News -

Episode Guide:

0:05 Introduction

1:45 Residential schools in Canada

8:31 Residential schools and health

18:16 Why First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples shouldn't be forced to educate the people who take care of them

21:20 Structural racism in the medical system

31:55 The time for action

38:25 What happens when you're unable to be a compliant patient

44:27 The danger in making assumptions about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples

50:18 The work that needs to be done