NAHO Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Elder William Commanda

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On hearing the news today of the passing of Elder William Commanda NAHO expresses its deepest condolences to his family.  Grandfather Commanda will be missed, but his wisdom and spiritual leadership have made an indelible mark on Aboriginal peoples and … Continue reading

Raising Awareness about Hepatitis on World Hepatitis C Day

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World Hepatitis C Day is observed on July 28 of each year. Patient-led and health organization initiatives around the world are helping to raise awareness of chronic viral hepatitis. Governments, global institutions, health organizations and the general public are becoming … Continue reading

Holistic Health and Traditional Knowledge

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In Canada, many First Nations, Inuit and Métis people highly value traditional knowledge that teaches alternative medicine practices, healthy eating, and traditional ways of using natural resources. The philosophical foundation of traditional knowledge revolves around a holistic model that recognizes … Continue reading

Sexual Health and Healthy Living

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Just like good mental, spiritual and physical health, sexual health is an important aspect of healthy living. Results of the First Nations and Regional Longitudinal Health Survey indicate that nearly three quarters (73.7%) of adults aged 18 and over are … Continue reading

Garden Party Reception with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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It was truly an honor to be asked by the National Aboriginal Role Model Program to represent the organization at the Royal Inaugural Visit to Rideau Hall on June 30th, 2011.  The Governor General hosted approximately 100 youth to attend … Continue reading

Access to safe water and quality indoor air

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Access to safe water and quality indoor air is important for the health of any community. Having clean air and quality drinking water is among the simplest and most taken for granted things we have. Poor indoor air quality is … Continue reading

Drug Abuse Major Concern Among First Nations and Inuit

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The use of illicit drugs is a serious problem among First Nations, Inuit and Métis.  In 2002-2003 26.7% of First Nation adults used marijuana, compared to 14.1% in the Canadian population (Regional Health Survey, 2002-2003). Inuit communities have been even … Continue reading

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day: the Importance of Culture and Health

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Heritage, culture, and language constitute the backbone of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada. A strong and vibrant culture is directly related to healthy people. Strong connection to culture plays an active role in health promotion. As the … Continue reading