Ann Thomas Callahan

Ann Thomas Callahan (born 1935)[1] is a Cree Canadian nurse. She was one of the first Indigenous graduates of the Winnipeg General Hospital's nursing school.

Early life

Callahan was born on the Peepeekisis Cree Nation in Saskatchewan to Nora and John Thomas, and was granted the spirit name "Wapiskisiw Piyésís" (meaning White Birdwoman) by an elder at age four.[2] She attended the File Hills Residential School, and went to Manitoba for secondary school at Birtle Indian Residential.[2]

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