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”.
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.
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.
Susan Alton Health Director
Temiskaming Shores Clinic
Chantal Gaudreau Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Team Lead
Martine St-Onge Registered Practical Nurse
Katlyn Lamont Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker
Nate McMartin Cultural Health and Wellness Coordinator
Terri Viker-Cote Community and Office Support Worker
Dawn Kenehan Medical Secretary/Administrative Assistant
Marilyn Chevrier-Wills (Grandma Marilyn) Elder/Cultural Support Worker