Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy, Movie Access & Panel Discussion

Location: Via Zoom
Date: Jun 08 2022 Wednesday, June 08, 2022
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy

ACFP’s Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction (CMN) has gained access to the award-winning film: “Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy”. Follow filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers as she creates an intimate portrait of her community and the impacts of the substance use and overdose epidemic. Witness the change brought by community members with substance-use disorder, first responders and medical professionals as they strive for harm reduction in the Kainai First Nation.

Registrants will receive limited-time only access to screen the film in advance of a live panel discussion that includes family physician Dr. Esther Tailfeathers and more. Film screening will be available in early June, and the live panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, June 8th 7:00-8:30 pm MT.

Register here

Please note — Registering for video access after June 3 will take up to 24hrs to receive. Any registrations after June 7 will not be given access to the film, but can attend our June 8 panel discussion.

Panel Guests

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers, MD, CCFP

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers knew from an early age that medicine was her calling. “As a teenager, I worked as a candy striper in the Cardston Hospital,” recalls the family physician. Today, she spends most days working four blocks from where she was born and raised, serving the people of the Blood Tribe in Southern Alberta. She has devoted herself to delivering the kind of health care that is so desperately needed in Indigenous communities across Canada. Dr. Tailfeathers is also the medical lead for the Population, Public and Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical Network at Alberta Health Services and an impassioned advocate for improving Indigenous health care.

Kerry McLean, MC, RCT

Provincial Initiatives Consultant, Strategic Planning, Addiction & Mental Health, Alberta Health Services

Kerry McLean works as a consultant with Provincial Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services, where she coordinates the Harm Reduction and Housing Community of Practice for Alberta. She is also a Registered Counselling Therapist. Kerry has worked in health systems for over 25 years and loves encouraging and inciting change at individual, community and systems levels.

Nikki Robinson

Peer Support Worker, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team, Addiction & Mental Health Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services

I work as a peer in addiction and mental health and use my lived experience to relate with others that have experienced similar things throughout their life. I will be 9 years sober in August and have had the opportunity to walk alongside others for the last 4 years. I value those who have had the same life challenges and offer them hope when it seems like there is none. I am a huge advocate and feel that people’s voices need to be heard more. That is always my main goal is that I help them be heard, so they feel like they have a voice.

Lori Eagle Plume

Lori is a loving mother, sister and aunt, who is on a journey of recovery, featured in the film.





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