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Articles

Dramatic rise in Maskwacis suicide rate creates 'critical crisis'

CBC News, By Terry Reith and Briar Stewart, May 20, 2015

Pimatisiwin

A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health

The Importance of National Aboriginal Day

This blog on the The Ontario College of Family Physicians website discusses the importance of National Aboriginal Day from reconciliation and health perspectives. The blog links to the personal stories of Diane, Shelley, and David and Lisa who provide various perspectives on health and Indigenous communities.

 

Books

The Gathering Tree 

By Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden

 

Film & Video

Wab Kinew’s Rap on the 2006 Regional Health Survey

Contains statistics related to many different aspects of youth health. Showcases Aboriginal urban and rural youth culture. (8:51 mins) Also includes a segment on sexual health. (5 mins) (Grade 9 and up).

 

Websites

Anishnawbe Health Toronto

Anishnawbe Health is a recognized community health centre, focusing on the needs of Aboriginal communities in Toronto.  Proffered services include consultations with Elders, Medecine People, and Traditional Healers.

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)

CAAN Mandate and Mission:  The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) is a not-for-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.

Native Youth and Sexual Health Network

The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works within the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice across the United States and Canada.

Taking Action! Art and Aboriginal Youth Leadership for HIV Prevention

The Taking Action! Project: Art and Aboriginal Youth Leadership for HIV Prevention is a national project working with six Aboriginal communities across Canada.

Northern Food Security-Link to our page of resources

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