Monthly Archives: January 2012

Oilsands workers high risk for STIs: report

// // Posted in Aboriginal Health News

By Amanda Richardson Posted 9 hours ago Men working in the oilsands and Aboriginals living in the area are considered high risk for contracting STIs. Alberta Health and Wellness released their 2010 Annual Report on Notifiable Sexually Transmitted Infections, Monday, … Continue reading

CyberWolves is making tracks!

// // Posted in What's New at NAHO

Grade 7 students at Jaanimmarik School in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik have recently begun their weekly sessions with a team of outstanding mentors connecting from coast, to coast, to coast. Four mentors from the National Aboriginal Role Model Program are using Skype … Continue reading

Mining and Aboriginal Community Health

// // Posted in Inuit

Inuit Tuttarvingat of NAHO has been working on several projects with a focus on resource extraction and is currently a partner in Mining and Aboriginal Community Health, a multi-disciplinary project synthesizing existing knowledge on the effects of mining on Aboriginal … Continue reading

Health Research Non-Profit, the Canadian Cochrane Centre, and NAHO Sign Agreement to Improve Aboriginal Peoples’ Health

// // Posted in What's New at NAHO

Ottawa, Canada (Jan. 31, 2012) — The Canadian Cochrane Centre (CCC) and the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) have signed a collaborative agreement to work together to positively impact the health and well-being of Aboriginal Peoples. The CCC will work … Continue reading

Nunavut had near record-high suicides in 2011: Second highest number since creation of territory

// // Posted in Aboriginal Health News, Inuit

Nunavut’s coroner says there were 33 suicides last year in the territory, the second-highest number since 1999. The youngest was 12 years old. Natan Obed, acting president of the Embrace Life Council, says not enough is being done to ensure … Continue reading

Career Opportunities: Learning Centre Instructor/Facilitator

// // Posted in Careers, NAHO Bulletin Board

Sandy Bay, Sask. Competition # E20-11 Northlands College, a government funded Regional College serving northern Saskatchewan is seeking a Learning Centre Instructor/Facilitator in Sandy Bay, Saskatchewan from February 21, 2012 to June 28, 2012 for 85 instructional days. The Learning … Continue reading

Health : Provincial Conference Targets Mental Health

// // Posted in Aboriginal Health News, First Nations

First Nations Health Council Mental health care representatives from around the province met in Vancouver January 16-17 connecting and co-ordinating with the goal of better addressing current mental health and wellness issues. The Community Action Initiative (CAI) ‘Knowledge Exchange: Building … Continue reading

Education : First Nations Development Institute Awarded $2.88 Million To Improve Food Systems In Native American Communities

// // Posted in Aboriginal Health News, Education, First Nations

Jan 30, 2012 For Immediate Release Longmont, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2012) – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has been awarded $2.88 million over the next three years by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich., to increase positive … Continue reading

Health : First Case of Influenza Confirmed in Nunavut

// // Posted in Aboriginal Health News, Inuit

January 30, 2012 Iqaluit, NU Nunavut has recorded its first case of influenza. “People, who have the flu or flu-like symptoms, should stay home until they are symptom-free and able to return to normal activities,” says Dr. Geraldine Osborne, Nunavut’s … Continue reading

Inuit Child Welfare and Family Support

// // Posted in Inuit, What's New at NAHO

Inuit Tuttarvingat of the National Aboriginal Health Organization is concerned about the health and wellness of Inuit across Canada, and has identified children’s health as an important research priority. Too many Inuit children are involved in Canada’s child welfare system, … Continue reading

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