What medicine should be all about
August 26, 2020
Rez 2 Med was created to increase the representation of Native Americans in the Medical Field by med students Jasmine Curry, Diné, Tomoko Wilson, Diné, and Maliyan Bennette, Penobscot. They created the social media accounts to share their medical school experience and to inform people about what they can do to stay healthy. Curry says her issues with med school curriculum stem from associating health disparities with certain racial groups without historical context. She says Natives are not genetically predisposed.
Indian Country Today freelance reporter Sandra Hale Schulman talks about her latest article on community arts activist Marcie Rendon, White Earth Anishinaabe Nation. She's an author, poet, playwright and activist who recently won the $50,000 McKnight award. The McKnight Foundation gave her the 2020 Distinguished Artist award, making her the first Native American woman to win the award.