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About Nutsihpiluwewicik


Nutsihpiluwewicik strives to integrate traditional Indigenous medicine and health practices with Western medicine.

“Megitetamuk (meg-e-day-d-moog)

Our value and commitment to practice and guide us collectively

Nutsihpiluwewicik is a diverse community of teachers and learners that support each other and work together to understand and respect the diversity and sacredness of cultures in nursing practice. Through the spirit of teamwork and mentorship we will strive to use Etaptmumk (ed-wap-de-monk)/ Two-Eyed Seeing so that we “LEARN…to see from one eye with the best of our Indigenous ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the best in the Western (or mainstream) ways of knowing and learn to use both these eyes together for the benefit of all,” (Marshall et al., 2010).

Telaptamu’k (del-up-ta-moog)

We are conscious of the state we are in together and the ways in which we will look at the future and create together as a community.

We believe our nursing education and practice will be enhanced by building respectful relationships based on trust, and co-creating opportunities to share Indigenous Knowledge, teachings, and guidance in a culturally appropriate way. We aspire to increase recruitment and retention of Indigenous students and facilitate a positive and equitable educational experience for everyone. We aim to provide culturally safe personal and academic support throughout the educational journey, offering a wide variety of supports and resources.


These seven grandfather teachings originate from the Ojibway tradition and have been adopted and are upheld through many Indigenous communities across Canada, including Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq nations. The teachings include love, respect, humility, courage, wisdom, honesty, and truth. Our seven teachings are the roots of our community and will continue to be present in our future community initiatives and through our collective work.”

Learn about entry pathways to the Nutsihpiluwewicik Indigenous nursing community.