SIHA Rounds Presentation

Community Based Learning and Practice
with Kailey Schatz (SIHA)
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm via Zoom

When we go into communities, we want to ensure we go in with a learning and humble attitude. Oppression, racism and bias can often happen even without intention and we need to be mindful of it. For this presentation we talked about how the Students Invested in Health Association (SIHA) is developing their helping mindset into an opportunity for learning and developing partnerships.  We asked some executive members to share their stories and thoughts about how SIHA has developed and personally grown from the work they have done.  Each community that we enter will have values, traditions and practices that we need to be willing to learn and incorporate into our practice. Perhaps we can have a more meaningful impact if we take the time to understand that what we view as helping, might actually be harmful and oppressive. This presentation offers an opportunity for participants to personally reflect on their own biases.


Kaylie Schatz photo

Kailey Schatz is a Nursing student at the U of A and is SIHA's executive Current Affairs Coordinator. She belongs to Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation in southern Saskatchewan. She has traveled to many different countries including Papua New Guinea, Belgium and New Zealand. She's passionate about seeing health across the nations and in our own backyards.