FAMILY MEDICINE SPECIALIST AND CORONER GIVES TALK AT NMU

            MARQUETTE, Mich.— Dr. Annelind Wakegijig, a family medicine specialist and coroner, will give a public presentation at Northern Michigan University on Friday, May 14. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building.

Wakegijig’s visit is part of the College Prep Medicine Wheel Academy, a program that promotes the health science professions to Native American high school students. The academy is being presented May 13-15 by the NMU Center for Native American Studies.

During an 11th grade tour of a hospital, Wakegijig saw an operating room and knew what she wanted to pursue as a career. With her beaded stethoscope, she practices medicine at her home base of St. Joseph’s Island east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and also travels to Manitoulin Island, Thessalon and Richard’s Landing. In addition to being designated Ontario representative for Canada’s National Native Role Model Program in 2000, she has been featured in Chatelaine magazine and in The Globe and Mail.

Wakegijig is a member of Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation. She eventually wants to work in a center that combines traditional and Western medicine.

For more information on her presentation or the academy, call 227-1397.



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Kristi Evans
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