International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – webinar series in September

The United Nation’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on 9th of August every year to raise awareness. According to the UN, there are estimated 476 million Indigenous people in about 90 countries. Indigenous populations have distinct cultures, languages, and knowledge systems and despite that the Indigenous population in most countries are the poorest, have low access to educational services and in general experience discrimination.

The 2021 theme is “Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract”. To celebrate this day, International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders (formerly known as IALP, is hosting series of webinars (in September 2021) highlighting hearing-related research and clinical services by the Indigenous Peoples and for the Indigenous Peoples from across the world.

The aim of the webinar is to build network across researchers and clinicians to engage, collaborate and learn. The exercise is particularly relevant this year as WHO released its first hearing World Report that mandates to all its member countries to integrate the ear and hearing care into the respective national health goals.

The webinars will be held via zoom for about an hour
Hosts: A/P Mridula Sharma & Prof Christie Yoshinaga-Itano
Meeting ID: 794 148 0147
Passcode: 10102020
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1) 1st Sept: 11 am- 12 noon (AEST): ‘Community collaboration in ear and hearing health: Australian perspective’

2) 9th Sept: 10- 11 am (AEST): ‘Hearing Healthcare in Rural Northwest Alaska: Provider and Consumer Perspectives’

3) 15th Sept: 11 am-12 noon (AEST): ‘Researching with Māori and Pacific communities in Aotearoa and the Pacific Region’

4) 17th Sept: 9-10am (AEST): ‘Hearing loss prevalence and hearing health among school aged children in the Canadian Arctic’