First Nations

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

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

Appropriate Engagement and Nutrition Education on Reserve: Lessons Learned from the Takla Lake First Nation in Northern BC

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Pamela Tobin, M.A., University of British Columbia, Research Associate, BC Leadership Chair in Aboriginal Environmental Health UNBC Margo French (aka Sumkoltz), Takla First Nation Neil Hanlon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Geography Program, University of Northern British Columbia ABSTRACT Concerns about living … Continue reading