We are a group based in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill, but welcome everyone interested in promoting and improving the health of aboriginal people, families and communities in Canada.

Our VISION: Healthy and vibrant Indigenous nations, communities, families and individuals supported by an abundance of well informed Indigenous and non-Indigenous health care practitioners working together.

Because... HIV, TB, diabetes and suicide rates in Canada’s First Peoples are unacceptably high; there are incredible young Aboriginal leaders that would make terrific doctors and nurses if given the opportunity; a lack of sustainable health care workers for northern communities; a lack of interest among medical students in pursuing a northern career; a need to inform health care workers of traditional healing and cultural practices; environmental health impacts of climate change, Hydro development, persistent organic pollutants; Justice for all.

Our areas of action:


ADVOCACY-
Locally= Lobbying to improve conditions in Montreal
Broadly= Lobbying to increase enrollment of aboriginal students in the health professions

AWARENESS-
Locally= Hosting events, engaging media, reaching out to raise awareness

URBAN HEALTH-
Locally= Connecting volunteers with local organizations including the Native Friendship Centre and the Native Women’s Centre

RURAL HEALTH-
Locally= Training medical students in cultural sensitivity and preparedness
Beyond= Funding options, SARROS, etc

News

Posted by elaine.kilabuk on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 10:31

Hey everyone! The Aboriginal Health Interest Group will be hosting its first event of year at First People's House this Wednesday, October 17th at 6pm. Miss Lucy Manchester (Med-4) and Miss Tamara Glavinovic (Med-4) will be briefly presenting and discussing their rotational experiences in an Indigenous community. We will also talk about other exciting activities going on around McGill! Pizza and beverages will be provide--come take a break from studying! Hopefully see you there!

Posted by megan.delisle on Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 18:37

Not busy on JANUARY 17th at 6PM!? Interested in aboriginal health, psychiatry, anthropology, sociology or even education?! Come to Thompson House room 406!!!

Posted by lucy.manchester on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 23:54

The Aboriginal Health Interest Group at McGill invites you to join us for "Dr. Carl Bromwich on TB in Canada's North: clinical and cultural realities"

Date: Thursday, November 24, 2011 

Time: 6pm-7:30pm 

Location: Thomson House, 3650 McTavish, Room 403. 

McGill Aboriginal Health Interest Group

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