Chantel Antone, RN, BScN, MPEd
Indigenous Nurse Navigator
South West Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre
As a registered nurse working as an Indigenous Program Specialist/Navigator, I have been able to walk along side Indigenous people and their families during the most vulnerable times of their lives. Through this journey, I have had many experiences that contributed to my own growth and learning experience. Through my journey of self-reflection, awakening, and healing, I am embarking on new endeavours to share my experience as an Indigenous professional working in the health care system.
I am an Indigenous woman from the Oneida Nation of the Thames a First Nation community located southwest of London, Ontario. I am a graduate of the Masters of Public Education, from Western University, and hold a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University.
I am a health activist and advocate on behalf of First Nation, Inuit and Metis patients and families navigating the health system. My areas of advocacy include ensuring equitable access to health care and social services, addressing racism and discrimination, and collaborating with FNIM communities across the southwest region. My publications includes practices of going beyond Patient Navigation to ensure culturally safe care in the cancer system for First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and urban Indigenous patients in Ontario.