CNF Indigenous Award
Kwey! My name is Tanisha Sacobie-Gruben, and I will be entering my fourth year of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton Campus) in the fall of 2022. I am a proud Wolastoqiyik woman from Kingsclear First Nation (Pilick) and am a mother to two young children (ages 8 and 3). I am grateful and honoured to be awarded a CNF scholarship this year and it really means so much to me! Woliwon (Thank you).
There are many things that drew me into the Nursing profession: I am passionate about Indigenous health and wellness, specifically when it comes to perinatal care and revitalizing Indigenous Birthing/Kinship practices. I feel that from conception to birth and beyond, is such a sacred time in a person’s life and I feel that it is an honour to be in that realm and working with birthing parents, families, and communities. I believe that birth work is ancestral work and I hope to work within this realm when I am done school. I also went into Nursing because I wanted to cultivate Albert Marshall’s two eyed seeing approach and deliver nursing care that is rooted in Indigenous love and ways of knowing.