NAHO News, August 2010
Acualités d'ONSA, août 2010


Decolonizing Indigenous Health Research Conference

The Decolonizing Indigenous Health Research Conference, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, will bring together community members, educators, health workers, researchers, and students to meet and to learn from each other about current issues, practice, and research findings related to Indigenous health.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Maria Brave Heart
  • Malcolm King
  • Chief Arvol Looking Horse
  • Amber Skye

September 8-10, 2010
Crowne Plaza Fallsview
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Find Out More >>

Cafe Scientifique

The National Aboriginal Health Organization
is pleased to invite you to:

Café Scientifique: Unity, Diversity, Respect
A moderated discussion on the topic of First Nations, Inuit & Métis Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Safety
in Health Care Research and Delivery

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
Doors and refreshments at 5:30 p.m.

National Arts Centre
Fountain Room, 2nd Floor
53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario

613-237-9462/ 1-877-602-4445

More information >>

26th International HPV Conference

On Monday July 5, 2010, Dr. Paulette C. Tremblay, CEO of NAHO presented on Aboriginal Peoples & HPV Prevention at the Enhancing HPV prevention among indigenous populations: International perspectives on health Symposium for the 26th International Papillomavirus Conference.

This event took place at the Palais Des Congres, Montreal, Quebec on the traditional territory of the Kahnawake Mohawks.

This symposium was hosted by the International Centre for Infectious Disease (ICID) and supported by the Public Health Agency of Health Canada (PHAC) and the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) of Health Canada.

The planning committee consists of individuals from ICID, PHAC, FNIHB, the National Aboriginal Health Organization, Cancer Care Manitoba and Manitoba Health.

NAHO Congratulates Participants of the 2010 National Inuit Youth and Elders’ Summit

At the Summit, in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Karin Kettler, Program Coordinator of the NAHO National Aboriginal Role Model Program (NARMP), and 2009-2010 Role Model Asivak Koostachin presented information about NARMP which inspires youth to achieve their goals and supports healthy and positive decision making.

The purpose of the presentation was to reach out and encourage Inuit youth to believe in themselves, to set goals, to complete their education, to make healthy lifestyle choices, to dream about future possibilities, to stay focused, to work hard and get involved.



The FNC is pleased to announce our First Nations Health Careers Challenge for First Nations students currently enrolled and attending health related post-secondary programs. There are five bursaries of $1,000 each

Requirements and Eligibility can be found here >>

Housing As A Determinant of Health: 2010 Annotated Bibliography

Summarizes information gathered on the subject of housing and housing conditions for Inuit. It has a particular focus on how housing is related to the overall health of Inuit in Canada.

Read the annotated bibliography >>

ISPAYIN DVD & Discussion Guide

We have now published our Métis Youth Identity DVD and Discussion Guide! These are available in hard copy and on the website.

2010 Back to Batoche Days Festival

In August several staff membersfrom the Métis Centre attended an 8 day event held in Saskatoon at the historic site of the Battle of Batoche. This year's festival was bigger than ever to mark the 125th anniversary of the Métis Nation.

Honouring Life Network Video Contest

Once again the Honouring Life Network will be commemerating World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2010, by launching a contest entitled "How Do You Honour Life?"

Stay tuned and check out for upcoming news >>

National Aboriginal Role Model Visit

Angelica attended the Métis Nation of Ontario Annual General Assembly Youth Events: August 19-23, 2010 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Angelica writes:

My Role Model visit went very well. They had all the elements I needed set up before hand. The audience I spoke to was very attentive and had many questions about the program and myself.

I loved being able to participate in touring Fort William and wearing one of their costumes, a Métis stamp dress and moccasins. The fort is a very well thought out place and everyone is into character very seriously. It’s quite funny.

It was also nice to learn about their concerns and their story, as well as learning about my Métis culture. Through the true re-enactment that Fort William has achieved, I felt very proud to be a part of such a rich culture and to be Métis.

I thank the National Aboriginal Role Model Program and the Métis Nation of Ontario for making this trip possible for me.

View larger image >>