The Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association Announces Its New President-Elect, Ms. Lisa Noel

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2016383 Views


Ottawa, ON – July 20, 2016

The Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association Announces Its New President-Elect, Ms. Lisa Noel

The Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association (CINA) announces its new President-Elect, Ms. Lisa Noel. Lisa is a Registered Nurse and holds a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of New Brunswick and a College of Registered Nurses, British Columbia certified practice designation. She hails from the Nunatukuvut territory which is located on the Labrador coast. Nunatukuvut means “Our Ancient Land”. It is the territory of the Southern Inuit, who reside primarily in the southern and central Labrador. Her people lived in Labrador long before the Europeans set foot in North America. They are deeply connected to the land, sea, and ice that make up the rugged coast of Labrador.

Lisa currently works as a Community Health Nurse, on the First Nations Reserves of Leq’a:mel, Matsqui and Sumas which, are located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. She is also employed as an Aboriginal Health Nurse Liaison for Fraser Health Authority. She has a background in Business Management, and is a member of CINA, the BC Nurses Union Aboriginal Leadership Circle, and the Mission Indian Friendship Center.

“We are very pleased to welcome Lisa on board. She is an excellent addition to the team and brings a wealth of knowledge to the role.”

Lisa Bourque-Bearskin, CINA’s current President was quoted as saying after the election results were in.

Lisa has an in-depth understanding of the social determinants of health and states, “I know personally, how health disparities affect us, as an Aboriginal population.” She believes the key to success with any relationship, is building solid respectful partnerships.

The Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association, celebrated 40 years in existence is the longest serving Indigenous health professional organization in Canada.

For more Information, contact:
Lisa Bourque Bearskin, President Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association 50 Driveway
Ottawa ON K2P 1E2
Phone: 613-724-4677

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