McGill celebrates official launch of Indigenous Health Professions Program: Eniethi’nikonhraiéntho’

March 14, 2018

McGill University officially launched its Indigenous Health Professions Program earlier this month. At the official launch, the program also received the Mohawk name Eniethi’nikonhraiéntho’, which means “we’ll plant a seed in their mind.” “We are moving toward the restoration of the meaning and practice of indigenous ways of knowing,” said midwife Katsi Cook at the launch. “It is my radical hope that with this new program we will launch more love, compassion, and kindness into the world.” IHPP Director Kent Saylor is collaborating with Indigenous consultants and the McGill Faculty of Education on initiatives such as the Eagle Spirit Camp, which encourage Indigenous students to consider healthcare careers. McGill