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NOSM’s Indigenous Reference Group Gathers in Thunder Bay

Highlights include NOSM’s Response to the TRC’s Calls to Action and an introduction to the School’s Indigenous Health Curriculum Co-Lead for Postgraduate Education The Indigenous Reference Group (IRG) of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a face-to-face meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Members began their one-day meeting with an opening prayer from Elder Tom Chisel, Traditional Knowledge Keeper, followed by a welcome from Dot Beaucage-Kennedy, Chair of NOSM’s Indigenous Reference Group. “Joining NOSM’s Indigenous Reference Group for the day was the School’s Circle of Elders and Knowledge Keep...

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NOSM Adopts “Indigenous Peoples” Terminology

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the School’s Indigenous Reference Group (formerly known as Aboriginal Reference Group) together announce NOSM’s adoption of the terminology “Indigenous Peoples” in place of “Aboriginal Peoples.” This change in terminology, recommended by NOSM’s Indigenous Reference Group (IRG) was motivated by the Canadian Government’s recognition of the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People, included within the “Calls to Action” made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The term “Indigenous,” used by the United Nations, is meant ...

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NOSM’s Indigenous Reference Group Members Discuss Progress

Group Learns about Ojibwe Classes Offered to MD Students, Increase in Indigenous Faculty Base, and Upcoming Indigenous Research Gathering The Indigenous Reference Group (IRG) of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a video-conference meeting between Thunder Bay and Sudbury on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Members began their one-day meeting with an opening prayer from Métis Elder Cameron Burgess, followed by a welcome and update on the School from Dr. Owen Prowse, NOSM’s Assistant Dean of Admissions and Acting Associate Dean of Community Engagement. A highlight of the IRG meeting was a presentation from NOSM medical s...

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