Dr. Marcia Anderson DeCoteau
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Indigenous doctor incorporates traditional practices in modern medicine

 Marcia's commitment and vision for culturally safe care has had a strong impact in healthcare. (Submitted by Melissa Brown)

Marcia's commitment and vision for culturally safe care has had a strong impact in healthcare. (Submitted by Melissa Brown)

This show originally broadcast on April 21, 2016. 

As an Indigenous doctor, Marcia Anderson DeCoteau is dedicated to incorporating traditional knowledge in her day-to-day practice with clients.

This dedication stems from the racism she saw first-hand in medical school and during her specialty training in internal medicine.

"In trying to understand that racism and who I am — as a Cree-Saulteaux woman — I started learning more about our cultures and our own knowledge around health and healing," said Anderson DeCoteau.

"And I think one of the ways to confront the racism in health care is to value Indigenous knowledge around health and healing."

(to read more and hear the original broadcast, go to CBC.ca HERE)