NAHO News, July 2008

NAHO Launches Podcast: Aboriginal Midwifery in Canada
In this 20 minute documentary, First Nations, Inuit and Métis midwives and representatives from Aboriginal organizations discuss the challenges, benefits and significance of Aboriginal women taking control of this most sacred ceremony and bringing it back home. 
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Ajunnginiq Centre awarded International Polar Year funding for TV shows on Inuit health
The Ajunnginiq Centre at the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) has been awarded $400,000 in funding from the Government of Canada International Polar Year (IPY) program to produce three live, phone-in TV shows in the Inuit language about health and wellness issues that matter to Inuit. 
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The Métis Cookbook and Guide to Healthy Living, Second Edition.
The Métis Centre at NAHO is pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Métis Cookbook and Guide to Healthy Living, Second Edition.  The cookbook will feature recipes, nutritional information, health tips and more. Requests for copies, available mid-August, can be made to Natasha Hiltz-Commanda at

Pandemic Planning Resources form the First Nations Centre
Preparing for emergencies is a very important part of community health planning. Local, regional and federal governments in most countries around the world have developed pandemic plans to deal with an outbreak. The FNC@NAHO has compiled the following links to useful resources about pandemic planning.
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Board of Directors Search
NAHO is seeking Aboriginal persons with experience and knowledge of traditional or Western health care relating to Aboriginal peoples, including but not limited to physicians, nurses, community health workers, researchers, administrators and educators.
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Cultural Competency and Safety: A Guide for Health Care Administrators, Providers and Educators
This document provides a background on the origins of cultural competency and cultural safety, highlighting two international experiences as examples. The guide explains the need for culturally competent and safe care, identifies the stakeholders in this process, and outlines ways we can evaluate health care programs and policies can be evaluated to ensure that they are culturally safe.
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