Posted: Monday, November 26, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rebecca Martell, member of the National Advisory Committee on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome to speak at Trent: November 27
Lecture "The Story of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" open to the public
Trent University’s Institute for Health Studies, Native Studies department and Otonabee College will welcome Rebecca Martell, member of the National Advisory Committee on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Native Mental Health Association of Canada, to tell "The Story of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" on November 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Native Studies Lounge, Otonabee College.
Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free of charge. A reception is scheduled to follow the lecture.
Ms. Martell is a member of the Waterhen First Nation in Saskatchewan. Since 1985, she has done health-related community development work with dozens of First Nations communities and organizations in Canada and the United States. From 1981 - 85, she was the executive director of the Alberta Indian Health Care Commission and from 1974 - 79, she was assistant director of training at the Nechi Institute on Alcohol and Drug Education in Edmonton. Currently, Ms. Martel has lectured at the University of Alberta, the University of Wisconsin and previously at Trent University. She is an accomplished facilitator of culture-based training processes.
THE STORY OF FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
For further information on the event, please contact:
Vern Douglas, Department of Native Studies, 748-1011, ext. 1072
Dr. Deborah Kennett, Interim Director, Institute for Health Studies, 748-1011, ext. 1206