Harley Eagle, MA, is Dakota and Ojibway, and a member of Whitecap Dakota First Nation. As an Indigenous facilitator and consultant, he will continue the session providing focused learning on cultural safety, Indigenous peoples’ history, colonization, and how to take a decolonized approach to trauma-informed practice, understanding systemic racism and what it might take to address it.
Nalaga / Kaaw Kuuna (Avis O’Brien)
Nalaga / Kaaw Kuuna (Avis O’Brien) – website
N’alag̱a / Ḵ’áw kuuna (Avis O’Brien), a Haida/Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw artist and Land Based Cultural Empowerment Facilitator, was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia. Avis offers Community Land Based Healing Workshops that are rooted in Decolonization, Reconciliation, Indigenous Land Based Healing & Breath & Embodiment Practices. Her work aims to highlight the intersectionality of Colonial genocide, Impacts of trauma, residential schools and how we can utilize Ancestral forms of healing to regain a sense of balance and harmony in body, mind and spirit. Drumming, singing, dancing, medicine harvesting, ceremony, weaving, breath & embodiment practices are utilized as self regulation tools, guiding folks down the path of neurdecolonization. Her work within Non Indigenous communities has a focus on building Allyship and dismantling racist stereotypes against Indigenous folks.
Dr. Rahul Gupta
Rahul is a settler born on the lands of the Anishinaabe people and now lives and works on the ancestral and unceded lands of the shíshálh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nations. He works as an integrative medical physician, professional coach, mindfulness instructor, and advocate for provider wellness. He also is a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner and integrates trauma-sensitive approaches into all trainings. He has over 18 years of supporting healthcare providers and teams in cultivating compassionate self & situational awareness.
Dr Dana Hubler
Dr. Dana Hubler is a settler born in the Traditional Territory of the Tsimshian People and raises her family on the lands of the K’omoks Nation. She works clinically with the FNHA as well as supporting practice improvement as the UBC Rural CPD medical director and physician advisor with the Island Health PQI program. When at play, you can find her growing food or flowers, hiking, or whipping up some yummy food for her family.
Dr David Tu
David Tu, MD is a Family Physician, community-based researcher, and UBC Clinical Assistant Professor with a focus on Indigenous Peoples Health, HIV, and Substance Use Disorder. He currently oversees a three-year Health Canada funded SUAP grant focused on reducing harms related to the toxic drug overdose crisis. His family practice has been centred in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for the past 21 years, and currently works at the Kílala Lelum Health Centre. He is the Primary Care Co-Lead and Board Treasurer of Kílala Lelum and is a preceptor with the UBC Aboriginal Family Practice Residency Stream. He has worked previously with the VCH STOP HIV/AIDS program and was a longstanding Clinical Associate on St. Paul’s HIV ward. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children.
Dr Terri Aldred
Dr. Terri-Leigh Aldred is the Medical Director for the FNHA. She is leading community-based First Nations Primary Care Initiatives (FNPCI), as well as the First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day (VDOD) and First Nations Virtual Substance Use and Psychiatry Services (VSUPS) to engage medical affairs matters related to our programs and services.
She is Dakelh (Carrier) from the Tl’Azt’En Nation located north of Fort St. James. She is Lysiloo (Frog) Clan, who are traditionally known as the voice of the people. She follows her mother’s and great-grandmother’s line Cecilia Pierre (Prince).
Dr. Aldred grew up in both the inner city of Prince George and on the Tachet reserve (in Lake Babine Territory). These experiences helped motivate her to go to medical school so she could give back to her community. Terri received a Bachelor of Health Science degree and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alberta. She went on to complete the Indigenous Family Medicine residency program through the University of British Columbia.
At present, Terri’s other roles include being the site director for the Indigenous Family Medicine Program, family physician for the Carrier Sekani Family Services Primary Care team, which serves 12 communities in north-central BC, and the Indigenous Lead for the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCcBC).
Dr Raymond Chaboyer
Dr. Raymond Chaboyer is of Cree First Nations ancestry and grew up in the Swampy Cree and Polar Bear territory of Churchill, Manitoba. Dr. Chaboyer worked as a full-time ER Physician in Winnipeg and then as a Fly-in Physician in northern Manitoba prior to beginning practice in North Vancouver.
In addition to working in his private practice, Dr. Chaboyer proudly serves the Coast Salish people in working out of both the Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nation clinics. Dr. Chaboyer is the Chair of the Board of the North Shore Division and is a Spokesperson for the First Nations and Aboriginal PCN. He is also a member of the Vancouver Regional Divisions Leadership Group and a VCH representative to the FPSC.
Dr. Chaboyer is a strong advocate for Family Medicine and believes the best care is provided to patients through a longitudinal commitment between the patient and doctor. He is also passionate about delivering excellence in trauma informed, culturally sensitive care to First Nations patients.
Dr. Chaboyer remains active in ice hockey and other sports and is hoping to one day fully decipher the mysteries within the guitar fretboard.