Native American high schoolers learn about medicinal careers
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Northern Michigan University recently hosted their third
Medicine Wheel Academy. The Academy introduced 24 teens from
Michigan's Native communities to the field of health care.
The three-day workshop included activities such as nursing,
blood typing, nutrition, and surgery.
Organizers say it's a popular event and a great way to
educate the teens about career options.
"I think it's a good thing to expose high school students to
the options that they have," says student coordinator
Alexandra Maxwell. "Especially for the Native Americans who
are so under-represented in the health care fields. It's
really good to inspire them to really want to reach those
goals of getting into health care."
NMUs Center for Native American Studies hosted the event.
They plan another Medicine Wheel Academy in May.
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