News Bulletin VO. 25 NO. 3

Truth and Reconciliation

This National Indigenous History Month, we take a moment to honor the rich heritage, varied cultures, and remarkable accomplishments and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. As an organization and the regulatory body for Saskatchewan's largest health profession, we are deeply committed to the principles of Truth and Reconciliation. It is essential to acknowledge the truth of our history, recognize its significance in shaping our present, and acknowledge its lasting effects on our future. We recently took action in a significant way that we would like to share with you.

On May 23, 2023, we gathered members of the public and nurses from across the province—representatives from the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses, the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the Saskatchewan Association of Nurse Practitioners, the CRNS Indigenous Nurses Professional Practice Group, nursing program Deans and educators from the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic, direct care providers, leaders, employers, CRNS Council and staff—at Wanuskewin Heritage Park just outside of Saskatoon to film a video sharing our collective commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. This video will be released in time for the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, and we look forward to sharing this collaborative work with everyone.

A special thank you to Dr. Holly Graham, Ph.D., R.D. Psychologist, RN, BA, BScN, MN, Associate Professor, Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, for partnering with the CRNS to lead this project.

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