About INAIG

Cost : FREE for  RNs, NPs & BScN students

Vision: INAIG envisions more Indigenous representation and education in nursing and healthcare settings to create safer and more inclusive and accessible spaces for members of Indigenous populations and support reconciliation. 

Mission: 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 promote culturally safe healthcare.

Resolution statement: An interest group for Indigenous nurses, nurses caring for Indigenous clients and nurses who strive to educate others in issues for Indigenous clients and health care providers.

This group aims to equip providers with the tools to advocate for change through the use of evidence informed as well as culturally safe practices. 

Overall Goals:

  • To support reconciliation and the TRC calls to action
  • To support the Indigenous community
  • To support allies to the Indigenous community

Objectives:

  • 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.

 

2021 - 2022 INAIG Executive

Chair : Rachel Radyk

Policy and Political Action Officer: Chantal Byrnes Leadbeater

Social Media Executive Network Officer: Vikky Leung

Communications Executive Network Officer: Victoria Guido

Membership Executive Network Officer: Megan Kobzick

Indigenous Ally seat Executive Network Officer: Sarah Beanlands

Education & Research Executive Network Officer: Sara Williams