New network bringing together Indigenous students and health professionals – CBC

Based in Kahnawake, Quebec Indigenous Mentorship Network seeks to support and encourage Indigenous students

Aug 16, 2018

A newly launched network is hoping to provide culturally-grounded support for Indigenous students across Quebec with dreams of careers in the health sector.

“We do need more representation in all health-related fields. There’s a growing number, but we’re all very stretched with demands,” said Treena Delormier, an associate professor in the School of Human Nutrition at McGill University.

Delormier, a Kanien’kehá:ka from Kahnawake, near Montreal, is one of the handful of Indigenous mentors working with the new Quebec Indigenous Mentorship Network. The network, which is funded by the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, is based in Kahnawake.

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