The past year

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Before I come back to posting about the research I’d like to explain my absence from this site for the past several months. When I came to Prince George to do interviews last October I was pregnant. In February of this year I lost the baby. After carrying him for eight months he died, suddenly and inexplicably, in the womb. I don’t have much more to say about it except that I’m sure you can imagine this has affected my progress and process in doing this research. I will be back to Prince George as soon as I can manage. And I wanted to honour him here by telling the truth.

Telephone interviews

In-person interviews in Prince George have finished for now. Still interested in participating?

You can participate by phone or email, just let me know and we can schedule a time.

Interviews with health care providers and staff would be particularly welcome.

Call or email me at:

Sarah Nelson

(778)764-1081

sarah.nelson@mail.utoronto.ca

Focus group for health care providers and Elders, October 22

We will be holding a focus group at the Prince George Native Friendship Centre, October 22 2015, 11am-2pm

If you are a person who:

  • Is over the age of 18
  • Lives in Prince George
  • Works in, or in collaboration with, Aboriginal health services in the city

You are invited to participate in this focus group, that will ask about:

  • Aboriginal health and social services
  • How these services may contribute to a sense of community in the city
  • How a sense of community in the city may contribute to Aboriginal rights for urban Aboriginal peoples.

What to expect?

The group will take about three hours of your time, and lunch will be provided. Bus tickets are available, and child care costs can be reimbursed as needed.

 

For more information:

Sarah Nelson, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

778-764-1081

sarah.nelson@mail.utoronto.ca

Interviews October 14-30

I am available to hold one-on-one interviews from October 14 until October 30. They are open to people of Aboriginal or Indigenous identity who use health care services in Prince George, or to people of any background who work in, or in collaboration with, Aboriginal health services in Prince George.

Please contact me if you’re interested in participating!

Sarah Nelson

(778)764-1081

sarah.nelson@mail.utoronto.ca

Coming to Prince George

I am coming to Prince George in September/October to conduct interviews and focus groups. If you are interested in participating, you are eligible if you are a person who:

  • Is over the age of 18
  • Identifies as First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Aboriginal or Indigenous
  • Lives in Prince George
  • Has received health services in Prince George

OR:

  • Is over the age of 18
  • Lives in Prince George
  • Works in, or in collaboration with, Aboriginal health services in the city

See the interviews and focus groups pages of this site for more information – and stay tuned for dates and times!