Speaking Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are currently no plans for a formal in-person book tour. However, if you would like to organize an interview or virtual on-line event (lecture, panel, workshop, etc.), please get in touch. In-person guest lectures and other speaking events will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on local and regional public health recommendations in place at the time of the invitation.

Beyond minimal book-related costs (shipping copies for prospective reviewers, website maintenance and translation, etc.), all honararia from speaking events will be deferred to designated organizations in support of Indigenous children, youth, and their communities, and/or to support Indigenous resurgence, land defence and landback initiatives.

UPCOMING EVENTS (last updated November 21, 2021)
(Public events are in bold and listed using eastern standard time)

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Speaker, moderated by Nathalie Gaucher, with Kent Saylor, Raven Dumont-Maurice, Saleem Razack
“Jordan, Joyce, et la Justice: Décoloniser les soins de santé des enfants et jeunes Autochtones”
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Sainte-Justine Hospital
Université de Montréal

Friday, November 26, 2021
Invited speaker
Study Day: “Le colonialisme d’implantation au Québec: Un impensé de la recherche universitaire”
Université de Montréal

12:30pm, Saturday, November 27, 2021
Round table: “Prendre le pouls du système de santé québécois”
Invited panelist, moderated by Alec Castonguay, with Anne Plourde, François Marquis, Michel Bédard
Salon du livre de Montréal

3:30pm, Sunday, November 28, 2021
Invited guest, moderated by Émilie Dubreuil, with Alexis Martin (music), Anne Panasuk, Anne Plourde, Chris Bergeron, Jérémie McEwen, Rachida Azdouz
Cabaret de la parole libérée
Salon du livre de Montréal

Monday, December 6, 2021
Invited panelist, moderated by Vincent Poirier, with Darlene Kitty, Raven Dumont-Maurice
JC Dickison Memorial Lecture: “Jordan, Joyce, and Justice: Decolonizing Healthcare for Indigenous Peoples”
A Practical Course in Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine, McGill University Health Centre
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Invited panelist with Darlene Kitty and Raven Dumont-Maurice
“Jordan, Joyce, and Justice: Decolonizing Healthcare for Indigenous Peoples”
Montreal General Hospital Annual “Emergency Medicine Day”: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine, McGill University Health Centre
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Invited guest lecturer
Ambulatory and Community Care, NUR2 610
Ingram School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
McGill University

February 7-11, 2022 (to be confirmed)
Social Science Week conference
Dawson College

Monday, February 21, 2022
Invited guest lecturer
Inuit Health in the Canadian context (FMED507)
Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
McGill University

March 7-11, 2022 (to be confiremed)
International Women’s Day Week conference
Vanier College

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Invited guest lecturer
“What is Global Health?”, Social Studies of Medicine
Putting it All Together (PIAT), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
McGill University

Friday, May 27, 2022
Invited speaker, with Raven Dumont-Maurice
“Jordan, Joyce, and Justice: Decolonizing healthcare for Indigenous children and youth in Canada”
President’s Lecture, annual conference
Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)

PAST EVENTS

2pm, Saturday, November 20, 2021
Invited guest, with Aimee Wall, Dani Jansen, Donald Winkler, Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch, Jessie Jones, Karen Messing, Monique Polak, Nadine Neema, Sarah Burgoyne, Sarah Venart, Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt
“Rapid-Fire Readings, Ricochet Writing: Finalists for the 2021 QWF Awards Read and Write Before Your Very Eyes”
Quebec Writers’ Federation
Salon du livre de Montréal
Video available via YouTube

1:30pm, Friday, November 19, 2021
Invited speaker “Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children in Canada”
National Child Day Symposium
Department of Pediatrics, Horizon Health (Saint John, New Brunswick)

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Invited guest
Reading Circle: “Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children in Canada”
Professional Development Online Seminar Series (Anti-Oppression/EDI)
Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie Medicine (New Brunswick)

2:30pm, Monday, November 15, 2021
Invited panelist, moderated by Jodi Tuck, with Glenda Sandy and Annie Ste-Croix
“Systemic racism and health inequities faced by Indigenous people: policy challenges and solutions”
Institute for Health & Social Policy, Ingram School of Nursing, and School of Population & Global Health
McGill University

Friday, November 5, 2021
Keynote speaker
“Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children in Canada”
Annual conference, Canadian Association of Physician Assistants

Saturday, October 23, 2021
Invited panelist, moderated by Jocelyn Formsma, with Alisa Lombard
“Forced Sterilization Class Action”
33rd Annual Fall Conference
The Indigenous Bar Association

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Invited speaker
“Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada”
CanMEDS Rounds (pediatric subspecialty residency program and fellowship program trainees)
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
McGill University

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Invited speaker
“Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada” (Part 2: discussion)
CORE Seminar Series 1: Innovation & Methods
Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Invited speaker
“Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada”
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Montreal Children’s Hospital
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

12pm, Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Invited speaker
“Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada”
National Truth and Reconciliation Week
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Monday, September 27, 2021
Invited speaker, with Cedric Gray-Lehoux & Leila Ben Messaoud Ouellet (CSSSPNQL), and a member of the Awacak Association
“Biais implicites et réalités concrètes”: « Les parents autochtones ont de la misère à bien s’occuper de leurs enfants »
Conférences en santé autochtone
Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval

4:15pm, Saturday, September 25, 2021
Speaker, with Kent Saylor, Raven Dumont-Maurice, and Saleem Razack
“Jordan, Joyce, and Justice: Decolonizing Healthcare for Indigenous Children and Youth”
Annual Conference: “Decolonizing Medicine - Toward Equity and Inclusivity in Integrative Healthcare”
Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Invited speaker
“Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada” (Part 1: presentation; Part 2 on October 13, 2021)
CORE Seminar Series 1: Innovation & Methods
Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC)

Thursday, July 1, 2021
Invited speaker
La mythologie de la couverture universelle des soins de santé au Canada : les luttes « santé pour toutes et tous » au Québec
Écoles d’été 2021: « Leçons apprises d’ici et d’ailleurs de la pandémie liée à la COVID-19 : équité et questions de genre en santé publique »
Centre d’études et de recherches internationales
Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Université de Montréal

6:30pm, Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Invited moderator
Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada
Book club, Annual Conference
Canadian Pediatric Society

12pm, Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Invited panelist, moderated by Ghislain Picard, with Constant Awashish, Eva Ottawa, Nadine Vollant, Peggie Jérôme
“Round Table: Our children, a priority for our future”
Assemblée des Premières Nations Québec-Labrador
Video available via Facebook

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Invited guest
“Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada”
Special Reading Circle, Social Pediatric Section Summit
Canadian Pediatric Society

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Invited speaker
“Fighting for #aHand2Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada”
Child Psychiatry Clinical & Research Rounds, Jewish General Hospital
McGill University

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Invited keynote speaker, with Isabelle Wallace
“Systemic Racism: A Collective Fight”
“Our convictions, the DNA of our actions”
12th convention (FIQ), 2nd convention (FIQP)
Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ)
Recap video available via YouTube

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Invited speaker, with Carol McConnery, Isabelle Labelle Richard, Raven Dumont-Maurice, Stanley Vollant, Wesley Cote
“Forum: Understanding Systemic Racism in the Healthcare System”
Maniwaki Native Friendship Centre
Video available via Facebook

6pm, Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Invited moderator
Roundtable panel: “Pour en finir avec le colonialisme médical”, with Alisha Tukkiapik, Françoise Ruperthouse, Raven Dumont-Maurice, Suzy Basile, Wanda Gabriel
Amnistie internationale Canada francophone and Ligue des droits & libertés
Video available via YouTube, with subtitles in English or French

8:30pm, Thursday, May 27, 2021
Joyce Echaquan et le colonialisme médical avec Samir Shaheen-Hussain, pédiatre
Interview by Rebecca Makonnen
On Dira Ce Qu’on Voudra, Radio-Canada

6pm, Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Invited speaker
“Plus aucun enfant autochtone arraché”
Amnistie internationale Canada francophone and Ligue des droits & libertés

With simultaneous translation from French to English

5pm, Saturday, May 8, 2021
“Fighting for a Hand to Hold”: Samir Shaheen-Hussain refers to Nina, Victor Hugo, Samian and other artists to help explain medical colonialism
Interview by Nantali Indongo
The Bridge, CBC Radio One

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Invited guest speaker
“Pour en finir avec le colonialisme médical”
Réseau oecuménique pour la paix, l’écologie et la justice (ROJEP)

Monday, May 3, 2021
Invited speaker, with Raven Dumont-Maurice
“L’omniprésence du colonialisme médical dans le domaine de la santé”
Groupe d’Intérêt en Santé Autochtone (GISA)
Université de Montréal

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Invited speaker, with Raven Dumont-Maurice and Yotakahron Jonathan
Pediatric residents’ semi-annual retreat
Alberta Children’s Hospital
University of Calgary

Friday, March 26, 2021
Invited speaker
«Plus aucun enfant autochtone arraché: Pour en finir avec le colonialisme médical canadien»
L’administration publique des diversités ethnoculturelles, religieuses et autochtones: Réalités québécoises et regards canadiens
Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie au Québec (CRIDAQ)
Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

8:30pm, Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Re-broadcast:
midnight, 5:30am, and 2pm, Wednesday March 24
6am and 3:30pm, Saturday March 27
6:30am and 11:30am, Sunday March 28
8:30am, Monday March 29
2am, Tuesday March 30
Invited guest, with Shelley Pomerance (host) and Richard King
“Writers Unbound”
The Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (AELAQ)
MAtv.ca

7:30pm, Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Live interview, moderated by Rollande Lambert
Book excerpt audio clip
Salon du Livre de Trois-Rivières

12pm, Monday, March 22, 2021
Invited speaker, with Raven Dumont-Maurice
“Pour en finir avec le colonialisme médical canadien”
Dîners-Conférences Autochtones
Semaine de sensibilisation pour l’élimination de la discrimination raciale
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Video available via YouTube

Monday, March 8, 2021
Invited speaker, with Kharoll-Ann Souffrant (moderator) and Fernando Belton
“Systemic Racism: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children”
Action Canada Fellowship, Public Policy Forum

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Invited guest speaker, with Teyohá:te Brant
“Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children in Canada”
Pediatric Grand Rounds
McMaster Children’s Hospital - Hamilton Health Sciences
McMaster University

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Invited guest
Hamilton Social Medicine Book Club

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Invited guest speaker, with Kent Saylor, Raven Dumont-Maurice, and Saleem Razack
“Jordan, Joyce, and Justice: Decolonizing Healthcare for Indigenous Children and Youth”
Surgery Grand Rounds, McGill University Health Centre

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Invited panelist, with Darlene Kitty (moderator), Alisha Tukkiapik, Raven Dumont-Maurice, Teyohá:te Brant
“Jordan, Joyce, and Justice: Decolonizing Healthcare for Indigenous Children and Youth”
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
Video available via Vimeo

6pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Keynote speaker, HSSA Speaker Series “Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children in Canada” Health Studies Student Association
School of Health Studies, Western University

Saturday, February 20, 2021
Invited panelist, with Karen Hill, Lee Maracle, Rick Monture, Yotakahron Jonathan
“Dismantling Settler Colonial States” panel “Critically Examining Decolonization: The Field of Global Health”
Global Health Committee, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Invited guest speaker, with Raven Dumont-Maurice, and Saleem Razack
“Jordan, Joyce, and Justice: Decolonizing Healthcare for Indigenous People”
Otolaryngology Department Teaching Webinar
McGill University Health Centre

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Invited guest speaker
“Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada”
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Stollery Children’s Hospital
University of Alberta

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Invited panelist, with Jennifer Bryan (moderator), Alika Lafontaine, Evan Adams, Lisa Richardson, Raven Dumont-Maurice, and Terri Aldred
“Awaking to injustice: Anti-Indigenous racism and its impact on Indigenous patients”
National Grand Rounds, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

6:30pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 “Confronting Anti-Indigenous Racism in Health Care”
Invited panelist, with Linda Silas (moderator), Raven Dumont-Maurice and Tania Dick
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
Video available via Facebook

3:30pm, Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Invited panelist, with Suzanne Morton (moderator), André Lametti, Christoph Gradmann, Jenna Healey, Mary Hague-Yearl, and Nadeem Toodayan “Perspectives on Sir William Osler in the 21st Century” symposium
Department of Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University
Video available via YouTube

11am, Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Invited panelist, with Pam Chu (moderator) and Alika Fontaine “Confronting Medical Colonialism and Health Disparities in Indigenous Peoples” “Building the Equity Bridge” symposium (theme of “Difficult Conversations Related to EDI and Racism”)
Office of Professionalism Equity and Diversity
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Invited guest speaker
Canada Research Chair in political violence, Department of political science
Université de Montréal

7pm, Monday, January 25, 2021
Invited panelist, with Ellen Gabriel, Fiona Hanley, Hilah Silver, and Richard Budgell Launch event
McGill Nurses for Planetary Health
Video available via YouTube

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Invited guest speaker
Academic half-day, general internal medicine residency program (MED8002)
Université de Montréal

12pm, Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Invited panelist, with Ghislain Picard (moderator), Cindy Blackstock, Claudette Dumont-Smith, Marjolaine Sioui, and Marlene Poitras “Racism and Discrimination against Indigenous peoples in the Healthcare System” roundtable
Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador
Video available via Facebook

2pm, January 7, 2021
Invited panelist, with Teyohá:te Brant “Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children”
Equity Diversity Inclusion Symposium - Health ethics seminars John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre and Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Alberta

5:30pm, Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Invited guest speaker “Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children”
Decolonizing Health (medical student group), Indigenous Medical & Dentistry Students Association, Black Medical Students Association, Physicians for Human Rights
University of Alberta

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
University of Ottawa

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Invited guest speaker, with Kent Saylor, Raven Dumont-Maurice, and Saleem Razack
“Jordan, Joyce, and Justice: Decolonizing Healthcare for Indigenous Children and Youth”
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Montreal Children’s Hospital
McGill University

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Invited panelist
“Symposium on the use of Dr William Osler eponyms today”
University of Toronto and MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St Michael’s Hospital

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Indigenous Focus group, Occupational Therapy MSc program
University of Alberta

Thursday, November 26, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Pediatric Emergency Medicine rounds, Stollery Children’s Hospital
University of Alberta

5pm, Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Invited guest speaker “Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada” Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences’ Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office
Queen’s University

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Introduction to Anthropology (381-101-LA)
Champlain College

1pm, Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Invited panelist, with Shondra Mings (monderator), Alicia Tukkiapik and Kharoll-Ann Souffrant La santé, Série de Conversations La Vie des Noir.e.s Compte & Anti-Racisme
Expériences Canada
Video available via Expériences Canada or on Youtube

6pm, Thursday, November 19, 2020
Invited panelist, with Jessica Quijano (moderator), Carrie Martin, Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel, Richard Budgell, and Wanda Gabriel “Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Medical Colonialism and Resistance to the Healthcare Establishment”
Organized by: QPIRG-Concordia and QPIRG-McGill
Co-hosted by: Frigo Vert, Microbiology & Immunology Students’ Association (MISA) of McGill University, McGill Science Undergraduate Society’s Social Sustainability Committee
Video available on Youtube

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Invited panelist, with Onye Nnorom (introduction), Nanky Rai (moderator), Donna Alexander, and Suzanne Shoush
“Re-imagining Healthcare I” (ICE: HC-2)
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

7pm, Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Invited panelist, with Hilah Silver (moderator), Alicia Tukkiapik, and Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel “Decolonizing Healthcare: A Roadmap for Activism”
Extinction Rebellion Justice Tio’tia:ke/Montreal, Extinction Rebellion Youth, Extinction Rebellion Santé

Monday, November 9, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Indigenous History, Health and Culture Series
Sociocultural Consultation and Interpretation Services (SCIS), Northern and Native Child Health Program
McGill University Health Centre

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Third World Studies certificate, Honours Social Science, and Indigenous Studies certificate programs
Marianopolis CEGEP

2:30pm, Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Invited panelist, with Katie Birnie (moderator), Lanre Tunji-Ajayi, Frank Gavin, and Lisa Isaac “Disparities in Care, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Inflicting and Treating Pain - A discussion of contexts that produce and exacerbate pain in children” Conquering the Hurt Conference (CTH), Hospital for Sick Children

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Critical Perspectives in Educational Theory and Research (EDEM 609)
Department of Integrated Studies in Education
Faculty of Education, McGill University

6:30pm, Monday, November 2, 2020
Invited panelist, with Julia von Oettingen, Nancy Charles Larco, and Sophie Huddart
“Disrupt and Repair: Addressing Power Asymmetries in Global Health” Global Health Night, McGill Global Health Programs
McGill University

Friday, October 30, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Compétences cliniques avancées (MED 8006)
Academic day, general internal medicine fellowship program
Université de Montréal

2pm, Thursday, October 29, 2020
Invited panelist, with Cindy Blackstock and Teyohá:te Brant Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children

6pm, Wednesday October 28, 2020
Invited panelist, with Tanya Sirois and Alicia Boatswain-Kyte
“Racisme systémique dans notre système de santé et services sociaux”
Amnistie internationale Canada francophone
Video available via Amnistie Internationale - Canada Francophone or Youtube

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Invited panelist, with Pam Roach and Andrew Bresnahan
Fundamentals of Global Health (PPHS 511)
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Monday, October 26, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Well-Being: Who Cares?, Humanities Worldviews
Vanier College

Friday, October 23, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Pediatric Grand Rounds, BC Children’s Hospital
University of British Columbia

Thursday, October 15, 2020
“Tendre la main pour confronter le colonialisme médical en pédiatrie”
Invited guest speaker
Academic half-day, pediatric emergency division
Sainte-Justine Hospital (Université de Montréal) and Montreal Children’s Hospital (McGill University)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Advanced Curriculum in Pediatric Global Health
Global Child Health Program, McGill University

Saturday, October 10, 2020
Invited keynote speaker
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare
Annual National Conference, International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (Quebec)

Thursday, October 8, 2020
“Fighting for A Hand to Hold: a case study of medical colonialism in Canada”
Invited guest speaker, Longitudinal Advocacy Training Series
Government Affairs and Advocacy Committee of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Invited guest speaker
Health Communication (COM 354 H11, JSC 688B H11)
Communication Program, Lebanese American University

5pm, Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Online book launch event Confronting Medical Violence: Conversations to Decolonize Healthcare
With Cindy Blackstock, Ellen Katsi’taskawas Gabriel, Harsha Walia, Lisa Richardson
Moderated by Semir Bulle and organized by Doctors for Defunding the Police

Monday, September 21, 2020
“Keeping Families Together”
Invited panelist
The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care Rounds, Montreal Children’s Hospital

Monday, August 10, 2020
“The #aHand2Hold campaign: How a social justice framework exposed systemic anti-Indigenous racism and medical colonialism”
Invited guest speaker
Evidence Based Advocacy (SWRK 603)
School of Social Work, McGill University