Location: Zoom
Date: June 6, 2024

Racial inequalities in public health deeply and disproportionately affect Indigenous people. Western colonial powers used the deliberate spread of life-threatening diseases as a strategy in their experiments on non-Western lands from Aotearoa to other Pacific islands to Turtle Island. This legacy is linked to the colonial concept of  “terra nullius,” which erased the sovereignty of Indigenous territories. Health inequalities institutionalized during Western colonial rule have continued to negatively affect the health and well-being of Indigenous communities today.

This webinar will explore critical perspectives at the intersection of Indigenous justice and intersectional feminist approaches to global health. The expert panelists will offer a comparative analysis, addressing context-specific challenges and setbacks, while highlighting powerful narratives and ongoing movements of resistance.


– The Rt Hon. Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, Member, New Zealand Parliament
– Chelsea Watego, Commissioner, O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination, and Global Health
– Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, Co-Chair, O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination, and Global Health

Moderated by: Dr. Chamindra Weerawardhana, Founder and Trustee of the Consortium for Intersectional Justice

Please contact oneillcomms@georgetown.edu if you have any questions.