First Nations

Assembly of First Nations and Nike Partner to Enhance First Nations Health and Well-Being

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Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo and Nike N7 General Manager Sam McCracken will sign a statement of partnership aimed at enhancing the health and well-being of First Nations Tuesday at the AFN Annual General Assembly … Continue reading

Nova Scotia First Nation looking to end drug abuse with tough new policy

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The largest First Nation community in Atlantic Canada is moving to implement a new anti-drug strategy. Eskasoni Chief Leroy Denny says they want to reverse the culture of drug and alcohol abuse on the reserve by adopting a “no mercy” … Continue reading

Obesity costs economy up to $7-billion a year

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Obesity is on the rise and becoming increasingly costly, according to new report. But the 54-page study from the Canadian Institute for Health Information and the Public Health Agency of Canada also notes that some simple measures – at least … Continue reading

Nominations for the Alberta Aboriginal Achievment Awards 2011 are open.

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Nomination packages may be submitted by any family member, organization, school, local official or individual from the nominee’s community. The deadline for submitting your nominations package is May 20, 2011. Simply follow the instructions here >>.