Essentia Health hosting second annual Renee Van Nett Lectureship

May 13, 2024  By: Anthony Matt


Essentia Health is proud to host the second annual Renee Van Nett Lectureship. It's an opportunity to honor the first Native American woman elected to Duluth's city council and the first Native American to serve in the role of council president.

Van Nett passed away in 2022 following a battle with cancer. The purpose of the lectureship is to honor her legacy through education in cultural competency for health care providers and communities we are privileged to serve.

Renee Van Nett

The hour-long lectureship begins at noon on Friday, May 17. Titled “Cultural Competency and Equity in Health Care,” it will be held virtually, via Zoom. The University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus is hosting a viewing of it in Room 142 in the School of Medicine Building, located at 1035 University Dr. Free parking is available in the maroon lots on the UMD campus.

The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Anton Treuer, a professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and an author of several books. He is the editor of the Oshkaabewis Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. Dr. Treuer is known nationally for his commitment to equity, education and cultural work.

The lectureship is free to join; do so at this link. The password is 394053. Participants can also join via phone by calling: +1 305 224 1968. The webinar ID is 940 0924 0745.

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