NAHO News, August 2011
Acualités d'ONSA, août 2011


NAHO Supports Health Council of Canadas Report on Maternal and Child Health

The 52 page report not only highlights the imbalance in health care provided to First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada, but goes further by recognizing programs which are succeeding in improving the health of families from these populations despite the inequalities.


NAHO responds to CBCs claims of no federal funding for Aboriginal health research

In response to the article, “Aboriginal needs ignored in Ottawa research”, published on the CBC’s news web site on Wednesday August 31st, it should be noted that the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) receives annual funding from Health Canada to conduct research and provide health information for Canada’s First Nation, Inuit and Métis.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

t’s a five year tradition now in Ottawa to “Celebrate Life” with Inuit on Parliament Hill to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day. Download this invitation and join National Inuit Youth President Jennifer Watkins and special guests to mark this special day on Friday September 9, 2011 at 12:15pm.  

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Smoke Stories: Quit Clips by Inuit Youth Video Screening Contest Report Nunavut Classroom 2011

Inuit Tobacco-Free Network (ITFN). Tobacco reduction resources, research and events for health workers in Inuit communities.  To read more click on this link:  Smoke Stories:  Quit Clips by Inuit Youth Video Screening Contest Report Nunavut Classrooms 2011


Last chance for CEP residential school applications

Former students of aboriginal residential schools have one last chance to apply for compensation under the Common Experience Payment program. The deadline for receipt of CEP applications falls on Sept. 19. To date, 4,364 Inuit have applied and received a CEP cheque, according to the federal government’s latest numbers. Of those claimants, 2,451 come from Nunavut.

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Apply for a First Nations Health Student Bursary!

The FNC is pleased to announce our 2011 First Nations Health Bursary Program that awards five bursaries of $1000 each to First Nations students currently enrolled and attending academic programs related to the advancement of First Nations health.

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Subscribe to the Journal of Aboriginal Health

With 2 new issues, including a special HPV issue, coming out this Fall, now is a great time to subscibe to NAHO's Journal of Aboriginal Health. Subscription is free and gives access to the latest issues and news about the Journal, including calls for papers. 

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Dialogue for Life 2011: Gathering of Generations Honouring Life

The First Nations and Inuit Suicide Prevention Association of Quebec and Labrador is hosting their annual conference November 30th to December 2nd 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

The pre-conference will take place November 27th-29th, 2011 at the same location.

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International Aboriginal Youth Internships

Are you a First Nations, Métis or Inuit youth between 18 and 35 who is interested in gaining valuable international employment skills and experience? If so, you should apply for the International Aboriginal Youth Internship Program.

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Move Your World: 6th annual global issues youth symposium

Youth will learn about and discuss local and global issues that are contributing to the emergency on planet earth.

The symposium takes place in Camp Mockingee, Upper Vaughan, Hants County Nova Scotia from October 20th to the 23rd, 2011.

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