Network brings together Indigenous students, health professionals

August 21, 2018

The newly launched Quebec Indigenous Mentorship Network aims to provide culturally-grounded support for Indigenous students studying health sciences. The network is one of eight based in a First Nations community and is funded by the Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. “For me, it is just like a natural part of research training, especially when we're talking about health research and Indigenous communities,” said mentor Treena Delormier, adding that she wanted to pay forward the benefits she gleaned from her own mentors in research. “Our history of health is so contextualized in this specific context of colonisation. It's a complex situation and I think that any research mentoring is going to be helpful, but this particular network is focused on Indigenous communities building capacity.” CBC