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Area of Expertise: Health

"The first thing I think of when it comes to our health is having Indigenous People working in the hospitals who understand that there are different ways of being, different belief systems, different health practices and having health professionals that are open to listening to those needs and doing everything they can to honour these different ways of being. "

Patricia Makokis, Ed. D. is acclaimed as one of Canada's most outstanding Indigenous leaders. She is an author, speaker and a pioneer for Aboriginal education, health and values. Patricia is the recipient of innumerable awards for her exceptional work in advancing opportunities for her people.