Randal Bell pulls back the curtain on the Indigenous health crisis in Canada, outlining how the crisis was created. Through the lens of personal and professional experiences, Bell explores its genesis, intergenerational trauma, socioeconomic factors as well as structural and systemic challenges that create barrier for Indigenous peoples in health service access and utilization. Finally, Bell presents an alternative path to de-colonizing healthcare rooted in hope, forgiveness and reconciliation.
Randal Bell is Senior Advisor – Indigenous Populations, with Alberta Health Services (AHS).
This lecture was originally presented on March 10, 2023 as part of the Social Work Grand Rounds series, presented by AHS and UCalgary Social Work.