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Yahoo! News | On B.C.’s Indigenous Nurses Day, healthcare workers celebrated for ‘answering the call to justice’ – TRU Newsroom

Yahoo! News | On B.C.’s Indigenous Nurses Day, healthcare workers celebrated for ‘answering the call to justice’ – TRU Newsroom

May 13, 2021 at 7:56 pm  Education, Kamloops, News

Indigenous Nurses Day in B.C. organizers say it specifically acknowledges the contributions of Indigenous nurses who have fought for justice and cultural safety in the health-care system. “To all those who continue to work so close with the people, our hands are held high in your honour this week and every other day of the year,” says Lisa Bourque-Bearskin, an Indigenous research chair of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Bourque-Bearskin, a Nehiyaw iskwêw (Cree woman) from Beaver Lake Cree Nation is also an associate professor with the Thompson River University’s School of Nursing. Her teaching career came after working 25 years as a registered nurse, she says. Read more

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