Nunavut struggles to recruit Inuit health-care workers – Nunatsiaq News

16 April, 2019

Half of the Department of Health’s employees are Inuit, though only a handful work in front-line care

Nunatsiaq News partnered with Nunavut Sivuniksavut in Ottawa this past winter to deliver a journalism workshop to a group of first- and second-year students. Some of our reporters and editors spent Wednesday afternoons working with three students, who pitched and reported their own news and feature stories.

Art Sateana can recall the first time he felt out of place as a patient in Nunavut’s health-care system.

“My first experience was when I was 14 years old and I just wanted to speak to someone who understood where I was coming from,” said Sateana as he recalls a medical appointment in his hometown of Rankin Inlet.

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