Renewed support for Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health and Wellness at USask

Aug 3, 2023

Since 2017, the Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Medicine has carried out extensive and innovative research to improve the health outcomes of Indigenous people in Canada. A new commitment of $1.25 million from the Royal University Hospital Foundation (RUHF) will ensure that work continues for an additional five years.

The chair was initially established through a partnership with RUHF in which Cameco led the way with a forward-looking donation. Dr. Alexandra King (Nipissing First Nation), an internal medicine specialist and health researcher was named the inaugural Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health and Wellness in 2017 and still holds that position today. Since the chair’s inception, she and Pewaseskwan (the Indigenous Wellness Research Group), which she co-leads with her husband, Professor Malcolm King from the College of Medicine, have expanded the boundaries of Indigenous health research and continue to help provide opportunities for Indigenous people and communities to have a voice and enhance their self-determination in Indigenous health research through their work 

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Most of our team lives and works on Treaty 6 territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The original peoples of these lands are the Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, and Métis. Others are based in Vancouver, on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. We encourage everyone, wherever they are, to learn about the Indigenous people of the lands on which they live and work. We seek to become engaged allies together. In the spirit of truth and reconciliation, we respect the self-determination of First Nations, Métis and Inuit – in their cultures, languages and their pursuit of wellness.

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