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Mining and Aboriginal Community Health

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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

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

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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

Health : First Case of Influenza Confirmed in Nunavut

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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

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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

Education : Students Get ‘Reel” with Tobacco

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (January 23, 2012) – Students from across Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon are participating in Get Reel, a video campaign to create anti-tobacco ads, as part of this year’s pan-territorial Smoke Screening initiative. For the eighth year, the … Continue reading

Better housing, less disease

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This past mid-December, when most Arctic residents started shifting their lives around to get ready for the holiday season, the National Aboriginal Health Organization released a big report on what it calls the “ongoing Inuit housing crisis in Canada.”Chances are … Continue reading

Polar Research article on Inuit Tuttarvingat project:Perspective: Qanuqtuurniq – finding the balance: an IPY television series using community engagement

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Perspective: Qanuqtuurniq – finding the balance: an IPY television series using community engagement Continue reading

Journal of Aboriginal Health, Call For Papers: Inuit Health Research and Community Innovations

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CALL FOR PAPERS Inuit Health Research and Community Innovations The National Aboriginal Health Organization is calling for papers to be considered for publication in the fall 2012 issue of the ‘Journal of Aboriginal Health’. This issue will be devoted to … Continue reading

Classes begin at Inuit cultural school

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Classes have finally begun at the new Inuit cultural school in Clyde River, Nunavut, with 25 students enrolled for the fall term. The $32 million Piqqusilirivvik facility is meant to teach Inuit traditional knowledge to Nunavut land claim beneficiaries. All … Continue reading

Boosting Inuit education: ITK’s plan for the next 40 years

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“The reality is that three-quarters of our children are not graduating from high school… and many of those who do, realize their skills do not compare with non-Inuit counterparts,” said ITK president Mary Simon at the report’s Ottawa launch. “It … Continue reading

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