Award Recipient

Christina Chakanyuka

TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund Award – PhD

I am an Indigenous Metis woman born and raised on Dene/Cree territory in the South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories. I am currently enrolled in full-time PhD studies in nursing at the University of Victoria while working part-time as an Assistant Professor. Growing up in a small northern community, I was fortunate to connect strongly with my community, culture and land from an early age. I believe that utilizing Indigenous Knowledge to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action in Canadian Schools of Nursing can have a positive effect on the future of nursing practice, education, research and policy. Working closely with my PhD supervisor, Dr. Charlotte Loppie, I plan to study and work towards applying decolonizing practices/initiatives in nursing curriculum and research. I am confident that there is lots of work to be done in this area and am committed to collaborating with Indigenous communities, elders, nurses and allies to do this work in a good way. I am so thankful to the Canadian Nurses Foundation for their generous support of my academic journey.

Mahsi Cho (Thank you).

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