About Us

The Mino M’shki-ki Indigenous Health Team was established in 2018 through a collaboration between Keepers of the Circle, Beaverhouse First Nation, Matachewan First Nation and the Temiskaming Métis Community Council. The mandate of the Mino M’shki-ki Indigenous Health Team is to promote holistic health, prevent ill health, treat illness, and support our communities on their journeys through these realities. We do this by providing services that equally draw from both traditional healing and land-based activities as well as Western medicine and clinic-based activities, all done in active cooperation with our partners.

We wish to follow the teachings of the Wisdom Keepers by supporting the Indigenous communities “in a good way”.


Our Mission

The Mino M’shki-ki Indigenous Health Team:
Provides accessible, person-oriented and family-focused, seamless health services to all people of Indigenous ancestry and their families in the District of Temiskaming; Acts on guidance from the Elders Council, valuing Traditional Knowledge and cultural practices that promote health across the life cycle; and Collaborates with local First Nations and Métis Indigenous organizations and mainstream partners to live the journey of reconciliation.

Wellness Programs meditation

Our Vision

We envision a world in which the diversity of our nations, including Algonquin, Cree, Ojibway, Métis, are living “the good life” – an Indigenous concept of health that includes all the conditions that create optimal health and wellbeing including: healthy land and environment to support cultural reclamation and pride in ancestry, peace, and reconciliation.

Our Team

  • Susan Alton
    Health Director

Temiskaming Shores Clinic

  • Chantal Gaudreau
    Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Team Lead

  • Kirsten Bildfell (Maternity Leave)
    Nurse Practitioner

  • Martine St-Onge
    Registered Practical Nurse

  • Beckii Besiallon
    Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker

  • Michael Clark
    Cultural Health and Wellness Coordinator

  • Terri Viker-Cote
    Community and Office Support Worker

  • Christine Julien
    Medical Secretary/Administrative Assistant

  • Shirley Watchorn
    Registered Psychotherapist

  • Physicians:
    Dr. Megan Harvey and Dr. Meaghan Alexander

  • Chiropodist:
    Kelly Dunham

Kirkland Lake Clinic

  • Josee Perreault
    Nurse Practitioner

  • Marilyn Dobosi
    Administrative Assistant/EMR Specialist

  • Alexis Fournier
    Medical Secretary

  • Tricia Blouse
    Registered Practical Nurse

  • Shayanne Beach (Maternity Leave)
    Registered Practical Nurse/Privacy Officer

  • Donna McCulloch
    Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker

  • Agnes Hunter
    Community and Office Support Worker

  • Reflexologist:
    Mari Naumovski

  • Physician:
    Dr. Dardanesha Stavre

  • Chiropodist:
    Kelly Dunham