Mind the Gap: Hormonal Contraceptives and Brain Health

Mind the Gap: Hormonal Contraceptives and Brain Health—Session 4: Indigenous Women’s Health Session

November 10, 2022, 10:00 am to 11:00 am


These special presentations are part of our virtual "Mind the Gap: Hormonal Contraceptives and Brain Health" series, which brings attention to the brain health issues that women+ face and encourage the medical, scientific and commercial communities to address them. In this session, we will hear from Marisa Blake from the Native Women’s Association of Canada. 


10:00-10:05—Welcome Remarks

10:05-10:45—Talk with Marisa Blake

10:45-11:00—Audience Q&A

Individual Event Cost

General Public: $15

Students: $10

We offer you the option of registering for individual events or signing up for the entire series. Video recordings of our conference sessions will be sent to all registrants following each event. Click here to learn more about the conference, or register for this individual event below. 

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Marisa Blake from Native Women’s Association of Canada

Talk Title: Iatrophobia and Medical Racism in Hormonal Birth Control: The Experiences of Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Transgender, and Gender-Diverse People in Canada

Bio: Marisa Blake is a Senior Project Officer on the Health Team at the Native Women’s Association of Canada. She has mixed ancestry, settler and Ojibway. Her homeland is Treaty 9 territory and she lives and works on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin People. Her educational background is in nutrition sciences from the University of Guelph and she is also a Registered Nutritionist. She worked in healthcare before joining NWAC in 2019. Since then she has lead two cannabis and health related projects and now is involved in additional community-based health research projects.


Stephanie George, McMaster University and York University. 

Indigenous Midwife. IBCLC (Lactation Consultant). Mohawk/Turtle Clan & French Canadian.

  • Mind the Gap: Hormonal Contraceptives and Brain Health
  • gender
  • gender-diverse
  • Indigenous
  • racism
  • Two-Spirit

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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