Past, present and future Indigenous nurses celebrated

Indigenous Nurses Day

The long history and accomplishments of Indigenous nurses—past, present and future—were celebrated on Indigenous Nurses Day last week at a special event at Na-tsa-maht Gathering Place at the Camosun Lansdowne campus.

The University of Victoria and Camosun College nursing program came together on April 10 to mark the historic day that celebrates the birth of Edith Monture, the first Indigenous nurse in Canada, and Rose Casper, the first Indigenous nurse in Western Canada. This year’s theme recognized how BC Indigenous nurses are “Transforming Lives: Rooted in Healing, Nurtured by Wisdom.”

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