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Aboriginal Health Initiative


On-Campus Support:

1.    Aboriginal Resource Office, Memorial University. Sheila Freake, coordinator; Sonya Clarke Casey, liaison officer. Sheila and Sonya are available to help you with any questions you may have about your courses or about student life in general.  A lounge and study room are provided for student use. Sheila may be contacted by phone: 864-3495 or E-mail:;  Sonya, by phone; 864-8278 or E-mail: Website:

2.    Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Aboriginal Affairs  Phone:(709) 864-6260
The role of the special adviser, is to oversee the implementation of the recommendations made by the Task Force to the President on Aboriginal Affairs.The office is located on the second floor of the Education Building (Room ED - 2014). For more information, please contact Susan Kennedy.  Phone:  (709) 864-6260, E-mail:, Website:

3.    MUNSU Aboriginal Student Representative. E-mail, or drop by the MUNSU General Office located in the University Centre, Room 2000.

The Aboriginal Representative is an elected position for the Student Union of the university. The representative is a self-identified Aboriginal student who attends MUN. The position provides a leadership voice for Aboriginal students and for related issues in student politics.

4.    Office of Student Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University
The Office of Student Affairs provides academic, financial, career and personal counselling to medical students. For assistance related to your health and well being as a medical student contact Deanne Williams, the Wellness Consultant through the office or by E-mail:

Provincial Native Liaison Offices and Support Resources:

The Nunatsiavut Government
Innu Nation of Labrador
Miawpukek First Nation
(formerly Labrador Metis Nation)
Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band
(formerly the Federation of Newfoundland Indians)

St. John's Native Friendship Centre Association

Telephone: (709) 726-5902
Shelter: (709) 726-5970
Fax: (709) 726-3557

The Aboriginal Patient Navigator Program
In the program, the patient navigators, based in the Health Science Centre, St. John’s, work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, to support the provision of health care services (acute care, residential care, mental health, community services, etc.) to Aboriginal patients/clients, caregivers and their families. The program is jointly supported by the St. John's Native Friendship Centre and Eastern Health.

Contact information:
Mon. – Fri.  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Katie Dicker               

Solomon Semigak

If you require the APN services after these hours please page the Site Clinical Manager at (709) 570-9217 and your call will be re-directed.

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