Canadian Medical Association chooses first Indigenous president
Last updated 6/23/2022 at 2:07pm
Ottawa, Ont.-In late November, The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) elected its first Indigenous president.
Members selected Dr. Alika Lafontaine, an anesthesiologist in Grande Prairie, Alberta, as CMA president for 2022-23. He will serve as president-elect until August 2022, when he will become the official CMA president, says a news release from the CMA.
Lafontaine is from Treaty 4 Territory in southern Saskatchewan, and is of Cree, Anishinaabe, Metis and Pacific Islander ancestry. He has been working as an anesthesiologist in Grande Prairie, Alta.
Lafontaine has been a tireless advocat...