NAHO News, June 2010
Acualités d'ONSA, juin 2010

2010 - 2011 National Aboriginal Role Models Announced

The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) is proud to celebrate the announcement of 12 new national Aboriginal Role Models for 2010-2011.

• Krista Alec
from Nak’azdli First Nation, British Columbia

• Jamie Bourque
from Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement, Alberta

• Michael Denny
from Eskasoni, Nova Scotia

• Chibon T. Everstz
from Kahnawake, Quebec

• Christy Groves
is Métis from Forteau,
Newfoundland and Labrador

• William Jones
from Ta’an Kwach’an First Nation, Yukon

• Danielle Jones-Migwans
from M’Chigeeng First Nation, Ontario

• Marlena Joseph
is Nisga’a and Tsimpsian
from Price Rupert, British Columbia

• Heidi Langille
is Inuk from Nain Labrador
now living in Ottawa

• Angelica Laurin
is Métis from Sturgeon Falls, Ontario

• Christie Lavallée
is Métis from St. Ambroise, Manitoba

• Martin Lougheed
is Inuk from Hopedale, Labrador now living in Ottawa

Role Model Profiles >>

Perspectives of Front Line Staff on Health Issues and Community Service Needs for First Nations Seniors.

The purpose of this report is to assist community health staff in the development of effective seniors’ health programs by describing programs in operation in communities. This report identifies gaps in health programs and services for seniors and may assist policy makers by demonstrating areas in need of attention for funding and programs.

Download the report >>

In Memory of Elder Mary Adams of Nunatsiavut

Inuit Tuttarvingat was honoured to have elder Mary Adams participate in our workshop on Inuit traditional knowledge this past November . Ms. Adams, who passed away on June 7, 2010, will be remembered for her passion and dedication to Inuit wellness, women's issues, and the preservation of Inuit traditional knowledge, language and culture.

In this short video from the traditional knowledge workshop, Ms. Adams shares her thoughts about the legacy of contact.

Watch the video here >>

Healthy Beginnings, Supportive Communities, A Strong Future

The Métis Centre has produced a DVD that shares stories, teachings and information about maternal-child well-being as gathered from Métis midwives, health professionals, Elders and parents.

You can view clips from the 'Healthy Beginnings' DVD by clicking the links below.

The Honouring Life Network: Making Movies

The Honouring Life Network is really excited about everything that is going on this summer! Last week we got to visit the Wabano Health Center in Ottawa, Ontario where we were filming one of our upcoming documentaries. Next week, on July 7, 2010 the HLN will be traveling to the community of Walpole Island to film a second documentary! 

We are really excited for the release of both documentaries which should be sometime in the Fall 2010, so stay tuned!

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