Calls to Action: Truth & Reconciliation for Healthcare providers
Global and Indigenous Health Nursing (GAIHN) McGill will be hosting a fundraising speaker event at the Rialto Theatre on October 5th at 6pm. Speakers Andrea Auger from the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and Glenda Sandy, a First Nation nurse, will share their experience. This event is pending McGill CNPE approval.
About the speakers:
Raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Andrea Auger is a proud Ojibwa member of the Pays Plat First Nation. After completing a Master of Arts in 2008, she joined the Caring Society team to work on the Touchstones of Hope. Currently Andrea is the Reconciliation and Research Manager and Coordinating Editor of the First Peoples Child and Family Review. With her background in Education, Andrea is passionate about teaching, mentoring and learning from others, especially children, youth and Elders. Her main areas of interest include engagement in reconciliation, reconciliation approaches, child and youth engagement, and human rights.
Glenda Sandy, RN, BNSc, MSc -SAC(c)
Glenda Sandy is a Registered Nurse, on educational leave from the CLSC Naskapi in Kawawachikamach, QC. She is currently pursuing a Maîtrise en Santé Communautaire at Université Laval in Québec City. A proud Naskapi-Cree woman, she was born and raised in Schefferville, QC and is a member of both the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach in Quebec and Pimicikamak Cree Nation in Manitoba. Her major in her program of study is Health Promotion and she wishes to return to her community after completing her studies to focus on community based approaches in health prevention/promotion program development. Her main areas of interest are First Nations patient advocacy, education and capacity building.