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MD grad helped open doors wider for Indigenous medical students – Folio

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201956 Views

Nicole Labine is planning to return to the Northwest Territories to improve access to health care in her community. But first, she is embarking on a five-year surgery residency.

Nicole Labine wasted no time hooking the coveted first fish of the winter as her family gathered in their ice fishing hut located on the edge of the frozen Slave River.

“The person who catches the first fish of the year gets their name written on the inside of the hut,” said Labine, who grew up in a fishing-obsessed Métis household in the largely Indigenous town of Fort Smith, N.W.T. “My mom holds the record and I’ve never had the honour.”

She hooked a losh, otherwise known as a burbot.

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