Laisnes, Marjorie

            From 2003 to 2013 Marjorie Laisnes worked as a home care nurse in Arviat (Eskimo Point), which gave her unique insights into the Inuit culture.  She recounts the rigours of life in the north, but also the immense personal satisfaction she drew from her work.  “The experience taught me patience, to slow down and enjoy the moment, the sunset, the kid’s games.  I have learned to be less of a consumer”.

Contents of Biographical File

  • Marjory Laisnes. “Caregiving in the Canadian Arctic”, East Kootenay Caregivers Network newsletter, Fall 2014, no. 36