To tackle anti-Indigenous racism in healthcare, this community group connects healthcare providers with Indigenous mentors – The Discourse

“We are relationship building,” says Culturally Committed mentor Daniel R. Elliott. “That’s some of that groundwork that really needs to happen.”

A brightly coloured watercolour painting from Daniel R. Elliott’s series Winds of Change tells the story of his Elder, shown slumped on the sidewalk in blue jeans and a brown hoodie, face contorted, fists clenched. Crouched beside him is his Nuu-Chah-Nulth grandfather wearing full Regalia, marked by the crown of an Eagle mask, calling on his grandson to transform.

Elliott is an artist, traditional medicine man and member of the Stz’uminus First Nation (pronounced Stu-ME-nus) who is Scottish on his mother’s side. His artwork reflects a lifelong career spent empowering Indigenous people to heal on their own terms.

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