Support the Indigenous Nurses and Allies Interest Group

Posted on Feb. 19, 2021, 12:40 p.m.

Greetings CTNIG Members,

Here is an opportunity of you to support the creation of the RNAO Indigenous Nurses and Allies Interest Group (INAIG)!  As a voting RNAO member your signature of support can contribute to making the INAIG a reality.

Rachel Radyk, an Indigenous RPN and BScN student in her last semester at Ontario Tech is one of the leaders of the INAIG initiative. RNAO approved the INAIG team’s proposal for the creation of INAIG, and the next step is for the group to collect 20 supporting emails from RNAO RN/NP members.

The INIAG mission is to foster and advocate for nursing practice that follows the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to action and environments free of racism, anti-Indigenous discrimination and promotes culturally safe healthcare. 

The objectives of INAIG are:

  • To challenge racism, anti- Indigenous discrimination, and colonialist structures to create an environment in healthcare that is a culturally safe space.
  • To facilitate evidence-informed nursing care that reflects the needs of the Indigenous population (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit). 
  • To advocate for Indigenous clients, significant others, friends, family members and be able to provide resources, support, and knowledge for nurses, students, and their communities.  

To show your support for the Indigenous Nurses and Allies Interest Group, kindly add your signature to this Google Form:

Miigwetch / thank you, 

Rachel Radyk and the INAIG Team


And some previous news...


The CTNIG Fall/Winter newsletter is now available!

In this issue you will find:

  • A Few Words from the President
  • Who to Contact
  • Gratitude Meditation
  • Self Care Tips
  • Self Care Resources
  • What's New
  • How Meditation Found Me
  • Student Corner
  • Mindfulness of Cortisol
  • Making Sense of Scientific Journals
  • Research
  • Kale Chips
  • Lighter Side

Read the newsletter now:


CTNIG is officially a voting Provincial Interest Group!

The RNAO Board of Directors approved CTNIG’s request for provincial interest group status.  CTNIG looks forward to continuing to represent RNAO in speaking out for nursing and speaking out for health!