Dr. James Makokis

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Two Spirit Doctor - LGBTQ2S, Indigenous, Diversity & Inclusion Expert

Dr. James A. Makokis is a Nehiyô (Plains Cree) Family Physician from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation in northeastern Alberta and the recent winner of Season 7 of “The Amazing Race Canada” with his husband Anthony Johnson as “Team Ahkameyimok” (“Never give up” in the Plains Cree language). They used their time on the show to bring attention to important issues like never before. He is known for his Two Spirit resilience and decolonizing medicine to bring Indigenous cultural safety to the healthcare system.