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"canadian indigenous nurses association" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"Hello. From wonder media network, I'm Jenny Kaplan, and this is romantica. This month we're highlighting indigenous women from around the globe. Today, we're talking about a woman who broke barriers and encouraged those around her to do the same. She was the first indigenous woman in Canada to become a registered nurse, and the first indigenous woman to gain the right to vote in a Canadian election. Let's talk about Charlotte Edith Anderson montour. Charlotte Edith Anderson montour, who mostly went by Edith, was born in 1890 on the 6 nations reserve in OS weekend, near brantford Ontario. She was of Mohawk descent. Edith excelled in school and was a high school graduate, a rare accomplishment for Canadian women, both indigenous and non indigenous at that time. She wanted to go to nursing school, the Canadian federal law prohibited indigenous students from enrolling. Still, Edith didn't let that stop her. Instead, she applied to New York's New Rochelle nursing school and was accepted. In 1914, Edith graduated at the top of her class and became the first Canadian indigenous registered nurse. Edith worked as a nurse in New York until 1917 when the U.S. entered into World War I. She then joined the U.S. Army nursing corps, along with 14 other Canadian nurses. Her community expected her to die overseas. Before she left, she received ceremonial Mohawk clothing to wear and burial. Nevertheless, a 27 years old, Edith traveled to France and began treating wounded soldiers. The working conditions were harrowing. Edith worked 14 hour shifts in brutal wartime conditions, sometimes witnessing whole towns being demolished. Even in the midst of this violence, Edith made deep human connections. She befriended a 20 year old soul named Earl king. She called him her pet patient. He had been shot in the neck, but they all expected him to make a full recovery. Unexpectedly, Earl hemorrhaged and died one morning. Edith wrote in her diary, my heart was broken. Cried most of the day and could not sleep. She reached out to Earl's parents and formed a friendship with them, later going to visit them in Iowa. When Edith returned from the war, she was granted the right to vote. In Canada, the military voters act of 1917 gave all Canadians who served in the war the right to vote. Including Edith. Indigenous women generally in Canada didn't gain the right to vote until 1960. Edith eventually moved back to the reservation where she grew up, and worked as a nurse there until 1955. She had 5 children. Helen Moses, her daughter. Continued her mother's legacy, becoming a founding member of the Canadian indigenous nurses association. In 1996, Edith died just a few days before her 106th birthday..
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"canadian indigenous nurses association" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"And i will read. A couple of entry is from the journal to get to hear a little bit of what she wrote so while she was starving there. She befriended a patient one of the. I guess more notable or one that's been talked about in the articles that are written about her earl king who was a soldier from iowa and she said in her diary entry on june sixteenth nineteen eighteen quote. My pet patient earl king who adopted me for his big sister died at this. Am at seven fifteen had hemorrhage at three fifteen am the poor boy lost consciousness immediately. My heart was broken cried most of the day and could not sleep. That's ended the quote. She was pretty upset when he died and she wrote his parents and his parents visited her. She visited them and they struck up kanda friendship. So that's one of the more. I guess things that she didn't really write a ton about specific soldiers in her diary injuries. And she in a later interview. She did say about her experience in the war. Walk right over where there have been fighting. It was an awful sight. Buildings rebel trees burnt spent shells all over the place. Whole towns blown up. She didn't really talk a ton about discrimination that she faced or the difficulties of war but she does say in her last journal entry quote when we looked over the shell torn feels and think of the millions of dollars in property. Destroy to save nothing of the tremendous loss of life. We cannot wonder that. In france they bury the dead facing the north even in death. They dare not turn their backs on germany. A bit of sentiment of course but who can blame them. So edith return to north america and soon went back to the six nations reserve in canada where she married menteur in nineteen twenty. They had five children. Which were bud. Helen ron don and gilbert. Although gilbert died as an infant in nineteen twenty nine. She continued her nursing career and she worked as a nurse and a midwife at the lady willington hospital on the reserve until nineteen fifty five and in nineteen thirty nine. She was elected. Honorary president of the sh- weaken red cross. So yeah her nurse continue to do what she did which was nurse on the reservation and as the nineteen seventeen military service act had given wartime nurses the right to vote. That's where the other. I came in where she was the first female status indian registered band member to gain the right to vote in a canadian federal election. Although indigenous women in general were able to legally vote federally without losing their indian status until nineteen sixty and her son mentioned that he remembers other veterans encouraging her to vote in federal elections with them. Her daughter who samantha brought up earlier. Helen was a founding member of the national aboriginal nurses association which is now known as the canadian indigenous nurses association but yeah edith continued to serve until she retired in nineteen ninety six. Like samantha said they transcribe. The diary and edith herself died on april third nineteen ninety-six which is just before her hundred and sixth birthday and she was buried on the six nations reserve. And there is a memory of her and their edith. Mantra avenue in brantford ontario is named after her. And there's a park there. This named after her as well so she is trying to say as she is recognized for her work in her pioneering status as an indigenous woman in nursing in canada. Yeah and i think so. Much of this story is emblematic foot. We were talking about in our cheesecake. Champagne celebration of these first of somebody who like you said. She was like well something to do like she wasn't in. It necessarily like was kind of shy about talking about her. First or reno was just wasn't talking about it that much but it was just doing it and then having i love that. She kept this journal that we can read. That's something i personally really enjoy is when people are. Yeah even if there's nothing really to report reported a rate of just like you know. Because i think full picture of their experience as we do like build up. Here's their first. But there's a whole life in a person behind that that did have plenty of. Monday's did go. To gambles for. Lunch is exciting. Yeah i really enjoy that aspect looking to her story. Yeah me too. I'm really appreciative of it. I mean and happy that like you know. The family made it available for us to be able to read and also just wasn't that long ago when she passed away so does to think about this first happening in such recent history and to know that she also has a living. Legacy is is nice to know that you know her work of people like me. And you know the three of us is still being uncovered. You know we can talk about it. Within the framework of the rest of indigenous american and north american history just like is involved in so much. so yeah. I think he's super cool for sure. That was interesting too. Sometimes i'll hear for tonight. I'm trying to like have a context. Before i look it up. Like win was the oh. Wow pretty recent. Yeah once again. Eve's robotic great story. Thank you so much from. Bring it to your attention or anything else before we up no one to touch on. That's all thank you again for. Having me always loved being here. So oh yes john magin though i have to ask like do you think she imagined that we would be reading and it will be published her journal because for me my thought is. Oh my god. I don't my journal. Guess who had this conversation before. Yeah i don't want people to read my diary i was. I was thinking about that when i was reading hers. And you know i know. There's some stuff that was omitted right. I hope so. I wonder to what degree there were self censorship as well when she was actually writing right her diary rice of course she knew she was going to war. I think you'd already covered the fact that you know people who would off as you probably not gonna come back if you're going to be there. And so perhaps she was doing this in order to have a lasting memory for someone to keep that record so she could exist but yeah in my head. I'm like he's already my diary. Don't don't remind journal. I gotta keep that locked the door. They're so embarrassing. Exactly we've talked about that. When i was growing up i had a diary and it had a little key. Lock it attack. You could've just like just like rip able to build a strap across the german but it was all like this pet has died again today..