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Help us celebrate Indigenous Nurses Day!

Published: May 4, 2017

Above: Charlotte Edith Anderson Monture


The School of Nursing and the Aboriginal Students Health Science Office are hosting a celebration for Indigenous Nurses Day Thursday, May 11, 12:00-2 pm in the Indigenous Studies Program Office in L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1010. The event will honour Indigenous nurses past and present.


In addition to honouring all our Indigenous nurses and students, we will also be honouring nurse and World War 1 Veteran, Charlotte Edith Anderson Monture, a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River territory, who in 1914 had to leave Canada and move to the United States for nursing school because of discrimination and restrictions on higher education for Indigenous people. She worked in the United States as a nurse and during World War I volunteered as a Nursing Sister with the U.S. Army Nursing Corps before returning to Six Nations.


Invited guests include:


  • Dr. Rick Monture, Assistant Professor of English & Cultural Studies and grandson of Charlotte
  • Rachel Bomberry and Lacey Vanevery, who are graduates of the collaborative nursing program (the combined program through Mohawk College and Six Nations) both of whom are currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Health program here at McMaster.


Coffee, tea, snacks and dessert will be served.


Please contact: Bernice Downey at for any questions regarding this event.



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