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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 

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day: The Importance of Culture and Health

NAHO Website, June 20, 2011. (Grade 11 and 12)

 

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).

National Aboriginal Health Organiztion (NAHO)

The NAHO highlights two documentaries focused on health:

Jidwa:doh: Let’s Become Again, Indigenous Elders Summit 2004 discusses healing from historical trauma (50 mins) and;

A Healing Journey: Aboriginal Children’s Environmental Health discusses environmental contaminants from an Aboriginal perspective.  (Grade 11 and 12).

 

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.

Canada's Experiments on Aboriginal Peoples

From the website: "Ian Mosby, a post-doctoral researcher in the history of science at the University of Guelph, was investigating Canada’s nutrition policies during the Second World War when he saw a paper by a federal scientist comparing aboriginal children with white children. Scientific curiosity had Mosby wondering where this data had come from, but tracking it down did more than just sate his interest. Mosby’s digging led him to one of the biggest stories ever told of biomedical research in the North, a story of experiments on Aboriginals in the 1940s and 50s that ranks among the most unethical research projects in Canadian history."

National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO)

This is a direct link to their site’s section on health news.

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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