NAHO News, November 2011
Acualités d'ONSA, novembre 2011


NAHO Speaker Series Social Media Workshop

Mark Buell, Communications Manager,
Canadian Internet Registration Authority

Trevor Eggleton, A/ Communications Director,
National Aboriginal Health Organization

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Place: NAHO’s 14th floor boardroom, 220 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa

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NAHO contributes to Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health, 2011

The First Nations Centre, Inuit Tuttarvingat and the Métis Centre of the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) are pleased to have contributed to the creation of the Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health, 2011.

This year’s report, focusing on youth and young adults, provides a comprehensive view on the current state of health issues affecting this population, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, in Canada.


Take the NAHO Web-user Survey and you could win an Apple iTouch

The survey consists of 18 questions. By filling out this survey, you will help NAHO to improve our Web site and provide us with a better picture of who our visitors are and whether we are meeting your needs.

Your name will also be entered into a a draw to win an Apple iPod Touch. 

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Review of Tobacco Reduction Literature, Resources, and Promising Practices for the Inuit Tobacco-free Network

In the spring/summer of 2010, Inuit Tuttarvingat of the National Aboriginal Health Organization, under its Inuit Tobacco-free Network project, coordinated a tobacco
reduction, distance education training program for health and community workers in Inuit communities.

A literature review and document search were conducted to ensure that the planning process for the program was fully informed by practices of possible relevance to Inuit – practices that were found to be promising with various populations in Canada and/or internationally.

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CBC Reports Health research centre to open in Yellowknife

Dianne Kinnon with the National Aboriginal Health Organization says the new facility will help to improve the way health programs are designed.

Researchers will no longer have to travel south to analyze information about northerners’ health.

A new Statistics Canada data centre will soon open in Yellowknife and it will be the first of its kind in the North.


NEW: Map of Midwifery and Midwifery Centres and Programs in Canada

This Google interactive map lists:
  • Midwifery Clinics with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Midwives
  • Midwifery Clinics located in or near First Nations and Métis communities
  • General Midwifery Practices
  • Aboriginal Midwifery Education Programs
  • Midwifery Education Programs
  • National Aboriginal Council of Midwives
  • Provincial, Territorial and National Midwifery Associations
  • Provincial, Territorial and National Midwifery Regulatory Bodies

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Métis Women, Strong and Beautiful

Dec. 6, 2011 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On this day the Métis Centre and Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) are co-hosting a ceremony honouring Métis women and launching products about Métis women at risk of sexual exploitation

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Subscribe to the Journal of Aboriginal Health

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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CyberWolves come to Kuujjuaq

NAHO recently launching the CyberWolves on-line mentoring program in Kuujjuaq, QC. The pilot project will involve past National Aboriginal Role Models who will provide on-line mentoring to grade 7 and 8 First Nations and Inuit students in Kuujjuaq and Kitigan Zibi, Quebec.