Editorial – Embracing the Healing Journey
In November 2007, several Health Canada officials embarked on a journey, through the First Nation Communities in Crisis Initiative (FNCICI), to better understand what contributes to crisis situations in First Nation communities and how best to address these situations. That journey is expected to lead to the development of an evidence-based framework and action strategies to guide responses to future crisis situations.
With the support of the First Nation and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) of Health Canada, the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) commissioned a series of multi-disciplinary research papers that explore various dimensions of First Nation crisis. This edition of the Journal of Aboriginal Health presents the results of that work, which aims to provoke an informed debate that will support positive change.