#1 - Japanese Lilac - in recognition of Dr. Gilles Pinette

Aboriginal Health, Researcher & Educator

Dr. Gilles Pinette is a family physician in urban Winnipeg and blends traditional aboriginal teaching on health with modern day western medicine.

Dr. Pinette is also the founder of the community Hepatitis C Clinic in the core urban area of Winnipeg and co-founder of Family Matters Medical Centre. In addition of being a busy family
physician, Dr. Pinette is a lecturer for the Faculty of Medicine and has taught classes for other health faculties throughout the community on health and wellness.

Dr. Pinette has also co-founded Laser Away Ltd., an aesthetic clinic offering a wide variety of cosmetic medical treatment in south Winnipeg.

Dr. Pinette has been a health columnist across Canada over the last eight years, at times reaching a biweekly audience of nearly 400,000 people. His column, the Medicine Bundle, has appeared regularly in over thirty different newspapers and magazines across Canada. He has published several books in the health and education area, and has founded Makinak publishing.

Dr. Pinette has received national recognition for his contributions including the 2002 National Aboriginal Achievement Award, the 2001 Metis National Youth Role Model Award and was named to the Maclean’s Magazine 2002 Honor Roll of ten Canadians who have made a difference. He was also honored by the Manitoba Medical Association Health or Safety Promotion Award in 2005.

Dr. Pinette makes his home in Winnipeg with his wife and three children. A detailed bio can be obtained from the Binscarth Village Office
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