null National Indigenous Peoples Day

On June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day, the McGill University Health Centre, in collaboration with School of Population and Global Health at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of McGill University, will host a film screening and special guest lecture by Katsi'tsakwas Ellen Gabriel. The English documentary is entitled ie'nikonrashátste - Strong spirits: Surviving Canada's Indian residential school system.

This event is an ideal way to participate in this important day, and is part of the hospital’s efforts to raise awareness about the historical, social, and political realities of Indigenous Peoples. By highlighting the importance of supporting the autonomy, sovereignty and self-determination of Indigenous Peoples, this event will in turn help improve the care provided to these patients and their families.

Hybrid event

The event will be hosted live at the Glen site and there will be group Zoom viewings at the Montreal General Hospital, The Neuro and the Lachine Hospital. To attend the event in person, physicians and staff members should send an email to to reserve a seat. In your email, please indicate where you will attend and you will be sent the room number.


12:00 Introduction of Katsi'tsakwas Ellen Gabriel by Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain

12:05 Introduction of documentary by Katsi'tsakwas Ellen Gabriel

12:10 Documentary screening

12:45-13:00 Question and answer session with Katsi'tsakwas Ellen Gabriel

ie'nikonrashátste - Strong spirits: Surviving Canada's Indian residential school system