NAHO News, September 2008

New First Nations staff bolster research credentials at National Aboriginal Health Organization.
Ottawa, ON - Dr. Paulette C. Tremblay, Chief Executive Officer of the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO), announced today that NAHO has successfully engaged three new researchers through the competitive process to fully complement it's First Nations Centre.
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Naasautit Will Share the Numbers and the Knowledge for Health
OTTAWA, ON — Naasautit: Inuit Health Statistics is a national project to enable Inuit regional organizations and communities to make better use of existing statistics on Inuit health. In the next year the Naasautit (an Inuit language word for numbers) project will develop the tools to measure and describe the health conditions of the 50,485 Inuit in Canada.
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The Métis Cookbook and Guide to Healthy Living, Second Edition.
The highly anticipated Métis Cookbook and Guide to Healthy Living, Second Edition will be available mid-October. Featuring recipes, nutritional information, health tips and more, requests for copies can be made to Jack Palmer at jpalmer@naho.ca.

Métis Centre, is attending the 9th Annual Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference
Catherine Graham, director of the Métis Centre, is attending the 9th Annual Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference, where she will deliver a presentation on the development of ethical research principles in Métis communities. Hosted by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, the conference runs October 8 to 11 in Banff.
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NAHO attends Sept 10th World Suicide Prevention Day
On World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th, Inuit organizations in Ottawa held a gathering with Inuit throat singing, traditional games and cultural activities on Parliament Hill to celebrate and show the strengths of the Inuit way of life.
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NAHO Guest Speaker Series:

The Missing Link in Aboriginal Care
You are invited to attend the fifth presentation in National Aboriginal Health Organization’s Guest Speaker Series on October 9, 2008 from 2-4 p.m.
R.S.V.P. via email to svanloffeld@naho.ca.
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Identity as a Social Indicator of Health and Wellness: First Nations Women in Rural Communities
You are invited to attend the sixth presentation in the National Aboriginal Health Organization’s Guest Speaker Series presented by Dr. Jaime Mishibinijima on Thursday October 23, 2008 from 2-4 p.m.
R.S.V.P. via email to svanloffeld@naho.ca
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