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World Health Day “Our Minds, Our Rights” ONWA Indigenous Women’s Health Talks

Updated: Apr 29

Thunder Bay ON - Please join the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) at our virtual event on Sunday April 7, 2024 to recognize World Health Day to celebrate and support the importance of access to safe Indigenous focused healthcare.  ONWA is honoured to have guest speaker Dr. Alexa Lesperance join us to share an Indigenous perspective on health care and the topic of “Our Minds, Our Rights”. To register go to:

ONWA recognizes the importance of the health of our Indigenous communities.  All communities have an inherent right to equitable, safe access to culturally focused healthcare. ONWA will continue to work with our collective communities to build, foster and grow Indigenous specific programming that draws Indigenous perspectives on holistic health and healing.

We encourage our communities to take up their leadership roles to address current health inequities that surround us and to help amplify Indigenous women’s voices. Encourage your family, friends, and co-workers to ask questions about their health, practice traditional ways of being, stay up to date with vaccines, honour yourself in safe health practices and educate yourselves regarding health issues in your area. 

Join ONWA and Dr. Lesperance each month as she shares her knowledge on a variety of health topics important to Indigenous Women and their families. Watch ONWA’s social media each month for registration.

Presently in Ontario, we are experiencing an increase in cases of syphilis and measles. Through collective action we can advocate for preventable measures to protect ourselves and our families. For further information on health-related topics such as syphilis and/or measles, please feel free to contact the Mindimooyenh Health Clinic at 807-697-1753 or

For more information and media inquiries, contact:

Andre Morriseau, Communications Manager

Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)


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