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Vol 7 Issue 1


Volume 7, Issue 1 – Social Networks and Health

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The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) is pleased to celebrate the tenth issue of the Journal of Aboriginal Health (JAH). This issue provides examples of how health is influenced and shaped by social networks, in addition to other determinants of … Continue reading

Introduction – Celebrating 10 Issues of the Journal of Aboriginal Health

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Welcome to the tenth issue of the Journal of Aboriginal Health! The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) gives thanks to all parts of creation and the many contributors who made this issue possible—the authors, the reviewers, the editorial board, its staff, and the production team. Also, nia:wen kowa (thank you) to Health Canada for providing core funding and supporting initiatives like the Journal of Aboriginal Health. Continue reading

Editorial – Social Networks and Health

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At the end of a talk, our People often say “All my relations.” These three words are a declaration that we—people, the four-legged animals, and all of nature—are all connected and related. But how do these connections or social networks … Continue reading

“It’s Not Something You Have to Be Scared About”: Attitudes towards Pregnancy and Fertility Among Canadian Aboriginal Young People

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by Karen M. Devries and Caroline J. Free Overview Aboriginal young people in Canada are more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and become pregnant compared to other young Canadians. Unprotected sex is the main cause of pregnancy and … Continue reading

Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide Attempt Among Indigenous Māori Youth in New Zealand

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by Terryann C. Clark, Elizabeth Robinson, Sue Crengle, Theresa Fleming, Shanthi Ameratunga, Simon J. Denny, Linda H. Bearinger, Renee E. Sieving, and Elizabeth Saewyc Overview Indigenous youth around the world are at greater risk for suicide and suicide attempts compared … Continue reading

What are the Odds? Community Readiness for Smoke-Free Bingos in First Nation Communities

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by Peter J. Hutchinson, Joan L. Bottorff, Natalie Chambers, Roberta Mowatt, Dennis Wardman, Debbie Sullivan, and Wanda Williams Overview First Nations communities are concerned about second-hand smoke exposure among young women and children. Tobacco control policies (TCPs) can significantly reduce … Continue reading

Strengthening Aboriginal Health through a Place-Based learning Community

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by John F. Anderson, Basia Pakula, Victoria Smye, Virginia Peters, and Leslie Schroeder Overview Mainstream models of health care have not been successful in meeting the needs of Aboriginal Peoples. Solutions are needed that value Indigenous knowledge and Western science … Continue reading

Alienation and Resilience: The Dynamics of Birth Outside Their Community for Rural First Nations Women

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by Jude Kornelsen, Andrew Kotaska, Pauline Waterfall, Louisa Willie, and Dawn Wilson Overview Women in rural First Nations communities are often evacuated to give birth due to lack of local maternity services. Studies suggest that these women face significant social, … Continue reading

Further Reading: Book Review

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The Crisis of Chronic Disease among Aboriginal Peoples: A Challenge for Public Health, Population Health and Social Policy by J. Reading, PhD University of Victoria, Centre for Aboriginal Health Research, 2009 ISBN 978-1-55058-407-3 185 pages Aboriginal people in Canada face … Continue reading