The Métis Centre is one of three population-specific centres within the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO). Incorporated in 2000, NAHO is an Aboriginal founded and guided institution whose aim is to advance and promote the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis.
The Métis Centre strives to develop accessible, culturally relevant and safe health and well-being information for a variety of audiences including, but not limited to, researchers, governments, and Métis individuals, families, and communities.
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Métis Women Strong and beautiful
The aim of the Métis Women: Strong and Beautiful project is to better understand the influences, vulnerabilities, available supports and services, and role of health promotion messaging for Métis women at risk of sexual exploitation. This project builds on previous work on healthy messaging undertaken by the Métis Centre in collaboration with Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) and the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) respectively, to examine the concepts of Métis specificity, identity and cultural safety from a health perspective. Research for this project aims to fill a gap in knowledge about the sexual exploitation of Métis women and identify specific responses to increase well-being. Continue reading