Urban First Nations Men: Symbols of Identity

  • Celina Carter Ryerson University
  • Jennifer Lapum Ryerson University


We share these strengths-based stories to counter the dominant negative discourse of the lazy, drunk, violent, no-good Indian. We share these stories to role model positive First Nation male identity. And finally, we share these stories to support care providers to deconstruct their own beliefs and assumptions about who First Nations men are. 



Author Biography

Celina Carter, Ryerson University

Ms. Carter is a masters prepared Registered Nurse and research coordinator with the Urban Health Program at the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University. 

How to Cite
Carter, C., & Lapum, J. (2015). Urban First Nations Men: Symbols of Identity. Ars Medica, 11(1). Retrieved from https://www.ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/158