Topic: Reconciliation and Ally Approaches to Healing Practices for Addiction (Co-presenter with Jennifer Mantha)
Chelsea Crowshoe is a proud member of Piikani First Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy located in Southern Alberta.
Chelsea’s professional career path has led her to a focus on Indigenous health. She has worked with several organizations including First Nation Inuit Health Branch, Treaty 7 Tribal Council, First Nation communities and presently Alberta Health Services (AHS).
Chelsea has filled several roles within AHS including: operational manager for the Elbow River Healing Lodge, a primary health care facility centered on the urban Indigenous population located in Calgary and manager for the Aboriginal Health Program for the former Calgary Health Region.
Currently, Chelsea fills a role with AHS that focuses on building cultural competency for employees of AHS focusing on Indigenous health. This cultural competency Senior Advisor role, aims to increase awareness, education and competency among health professionals and increase positive health experiences and outcomes for Indigenous patients and families.