Indigenous Health Committee

The Indigenous Health Committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and community members who are dedicated to Indigenous health. The IHC exists to strengthen culturally-based linkages between Indigenous world views and the medical community.

The Indigenous Health Committee offers many services to the College of Medicine, including:

  • Reviewing and vetting Indigenous curriculum through a community based approach.
  • Working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous students (pre-med, undergrad, & residency) to provide unique experiential learning opportunities through placements in Indigenous communities.
  • Assistance in learning about Indigenous protocols, communities, and Elders.
  • Connecting faculty, staff, and students with Indigenous communities for initiatives, advocacy, and other activities that enhance Indigenous health.


  • Val Arnault-Pelletier
  • Dr. Ryan Meili
  • Dr. Veronica McKinney
  • Dr. Peter Butt
  • Louise Halfe
  • Dr. Roland Dyck
  • Rae Bourner
  • Dr. Sarah Oosman
  • Dr. Vivian Ramsden
  • Peggy Proctor
  • Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine
  • Dr. Caroline Tait
  • Sylvia Abonyi
  • Debbie Spence
  • Carlyn Seguin
  • Karissa Brabant