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Remarkable Sagamonians

This page showcases some of our Sagamok members who've made the greater news media with successes, acheivements and big dreams they've made come true.  These are our family members who shine bright!



Dr. Nadine Caron

Canada's 1st Female Indigenous Surgeon



Dimoff, Anna   “The Silent Genomes Project: Filling in the blanks of Indigenous medical history through DNA research”  CBC News.  January 23, 2018.

*** includes audio file:  [8 minutes, 41 seconds]


Semeniuk, Ivan  “Project aims to narrow ‘precision medicine’ gap for Indigenous peoples in Canada”  The Globe and Mail  January 23, 2018


Jahn, Cheryl  “New study finds disparities in health outcomes for Indigenous, non-Indigenous”  CFJC Today.  February 27, 2018.


Meet Canada’s 1st female Indigenous Surgeon”  CTV News.  September 26, 2017.

***Video Clip: CTV News 5 minutes 54 seconds


Meet the woman who is working to improve health care for indigenous communities”  CTV News.  September 26, 2017.

***includes video of news segment [5 minutes, 54 seconds]


Mansbridge One on One "Dr. Nadine Caron, Canada’s First Female Indigenous Surgeon”  YouTube.  December 16, 2016 [22:19]


Canada ‘falls short’ in treating First Nations patients, says country’s 1st female Indigenous surgeon: First Nations culture needs to be respected by health care professionals, says Dr. Nadine Caron”  CBC News.  December 13, 2016


The National  “Nadine Caron: Canadian Indigenous Surgeon”  YouTube.  December 12, 2016  [12:48]


Larue, Frank  “Nadine Caron – First Female First Nations Surgeon”  First Nations Drum.  November 21, 2016.


de Klerk, Melanie  ‘Everyday Hero: Dr. Nadine Caron Canada’s first female First Nations’ surgeon”  Global News.  November 18, 2016

*** Includes extended interview: “Everyday Hero Dr. Nadine Caron sits down with Dawna Friesen


The Current  “Meet Dr. Nadine Caron, Canada’s first female First Nations surgeon”  CBC Radio.  June 22, 2016

*** Audio Clip  22 minutes 06 seconds



Dr. Nadine Caron – Aboriginal mentor and capacity builder: Balancing Western medicine with respect for Indigenous knowledge and inspiring our next generation of Aboriginal Leaders”  Canada Institutes of Health Research.  June 21, 2016.


Simon Fraser University  “OAA – Nadine Caron, BSc ’93 (Kinesiology)”  YouTube.  February 28, 2012  [4:32]

2011 SFU Outstanding Alumni Award for Professional Achievement


University of British Columbia  “UBC start an evolution – Nadine Caron, UBC MD ‘97”  YouTube.  October 27, 2011  [4:44]


University of British Columbia  “UBC’s Global Impact – Nadine Caron”  YouTube.  September 12, 2014  [1:03]


Dr. Nadine Caron, MD”  BC Breast Cancer Agency.


Meet Dr. Nadine Caron”  Canadian Cancer Society.


Dr. Nadine Caron”  University of Northern British Columbia.




Russell, Anne  “Barrier-breaking Indigenous MD Nadine Caron to receive honorary degree from UFV”  University of the Fraser Valley.  June 1, 2017


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada   “Dr. Nadine Caron: 2016 Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award Recipient.”  YouTube.  June 20, 2016 [5:07]


Meet the Ojibwa surgeon who won our Indigenous Health Award for 2016”.  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

***includes Video: Dr. Nadine Caron: 2016 Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award [5 minutes 07 seconds]


Chatelaine’s 2016 Women of the Year: 12 Canadians who inspired us to think bigger, laugh harder, dig deeper and do better


Nadine Caron: SFU Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient 2011”  Simon Fraser University.




TEDx Talks  “The Other Side of “Being First” – Nadine Caron – TEDxUNBC”  YouTube.  December 13, 2017  [18:47]