First Nations Health

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Aboriginal Education and Native Studies Resources from David Spencer's Education Paragon

  • Connect with Aboriginal elders and educators and join the First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario formerly the Native Education Association of Ontario Circle (NEAO Circle) and previously The Aboriginal and Environmental Education Circle (AEE Circle). The NEAO Circle was a professional learning and sharing network of educators, teachers, college instructors, university professors, Aboriginal elders and leaders. Through e-mail, they shared First Nation, Metis and Inuit and native studies resources, curriculum and teaching strategies that will help Canadian teachers integrate school curriculum with current cultural, environmental and historical contributions of our Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Metis brothers and sisters.
  • Join the First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario on Facebook.
  • See photos and read about past gatherings of The Aboriginal and Environmental Education Circle (AEE Circle).
  • Join the First Nation, Metis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO) the Ontario Ministry of Education recognized provincial subject association for teachers and educators of First Nation, Metis & Inuit Studies and Native Languages. From 2011 to May 2014, this subject association was previously called the Native Education Association of Ontario (NEAO). Special thanks to Marg Boyle for her three years of leadership, encouragement and support.
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First Nations Health

  1. Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network is a non-profit coalition of individuals and organizations which provides leadership, support, and advocacy for Aboriginal people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, regardless of where they reside.
  2. Native Diabetes Wellness Program (NDWP) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Diabetes Translation.
  3. Diabetes ravages Native population According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than two million Canadians have diabetes, and by 2010 the disease will cost taxpayers an estimated $15.6 billion every year. Health Canada says Native Canadians are three to five times more likely than the general population to develop Type 2 diabetes. And a report published by the department in 2000 predicted that in Manitoba, where a major study was done, 27 percent of Native people will have diabetes by 2016.
  4. West Coast aboriginal community tests low-carb diet
  5. Reducing risks for type 2 diabetes in native Canadian children The lifestyle of most native Canadians was transformed during the 20th century. Compared to their ancestors, most native Canadians today lead a sedentary lifestyle and eat mainly processed food that is high in calories and fat and low in fibre. The "efficient genes" that helped their ancestors thrive on a traditional, very active lifestyle, eating "wild food" that they hunted or gathered, have in many cases become a liability. The same genes now help native Canadians gain weight easily and predispose them to diabetes.
  6. Spotlight on diabetes According to Health Canada prior to 1945, diabetes was practically unknown in native communities. It is now estimated 27 per cent of First Nations people will have Type 2 diabetes within the next 20 years, that increase in the disease is expected to be seen also among Inuit and Metis people.
  7. Native American Indians and First Nations are predisposed to obesity and diabetes. A study was done to understand Cree schoolchildren's diabetes awareness and body size perceptions in two communities that had diabetes awareness-raising activities in the Province of Quebec, Canada.
  8. The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health The main purpose of the Centre is to create and deliver services that will prevent ill health, treat illness and provide support and aftercare. Services will be offered in a culturally-sensitive way that welcomes, accepts and represents all Aboriginal people(s).
  9. Minwaashin Lodge offers professional client centred counselling for a number of life challenges including: addictions, depression, sexual violence, couple/relationship issues, abuse (past or current) and trauma.
  10. First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health Committee is a position statement made by the Canadian Paediatric Society.