How one Indigenous doctor is tackling vaccine hesitancy, starting with her own mom – CBC

New website connects Métis, First Nations and Inuit with vaccine information

Feb 08, 2021

Dr. Ojistoh Horn is trying to help people in her community make informed decisions about whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine — beginning with her own family.

The Mohawk physician is one of several health-care workers and elders providing vaccine education to Indigenous communities with long histories of being mistreated, abused and experimented on by Canadian institutions.

“The strongest, most powerful person in my life is my mother, Kahentinetha Horn, who has been a force to be reckoned with in terms of understanding our history and our culture and in trying to figure out why we make certain decisions and be responsible for our decisions,” Horn told As It Happens host Carol Off.

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