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Cancer Care and First Nations: A National Picture

Cancer Care and First Nations: A National Picture

By understanding the unique health concerns and obstacles First Nations must overcome, we can work together to improve First Nations’ cancer patient experience.

Chief Stan Beardy

Early Detection, the Path to the Good Life

Assembly of First Nations Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy talks about his experience as a colorectal cancer survivor, and the benefits to screening and early detection.

Cancer Care Ontario – Improving Health Equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People: Ontario’s Aboriginal Cancer Strategy II

Cancer Care Ontario – Improving Health Equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People: Ontario’s Aboriginal Cancer Strategy II

This paper examines the incidence of cancer among First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Ontario, and addresses the social determinants contributing to this health inequity.

 
 
Keeping tobacco sacred resource

Keeping tobacco sacred

We’ve gathered a selection of resources that share a First Nations, Inuit and Métis perspective on smoking cessation.

Hands

Improving end-of-life care in Inuit communities

These reports present results from community need assessments aiming to improve end-of-life care in four First Nations communities.

The Inuit Cancer Control in Canada Baseline Report provides context for the cancer pathways for Inuit.

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Reducing the impact of cancer among First Nations, Inuit and Métis

Rates of common cancers have increased among First Nations, Inuit and Métis in the past few decades and in some populations are now at or above the rates of the general Canadian population.

 
 
Dr. Esther Tailfeathers

A conversation with Dr. Esther Tailfeathers

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers, Family Physician for Fort Chipewyan and Standoff, Medical Lead for the Aboriginal Health Program for Alberta Health Services South Zone, provides practical advice for physicians working with people in rural and northern communities.

Alan Polchies

Telling our stories: First Nations and Inuit perspectives

“It’s very close-knit in our communities; we know one another. I’m practically related to everybody in this community one way or another. You know to me they’re all my brothers and sisters and at the end of the day I knew I had to have a communications plan in place because of the role that I had to play in this community.” Alan, band councilor for St. Mary’s First Nation.

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The cancer patient journey for First Nations peoples

“If you just focus on the disease, you miss the whole person.” For many First Nations people in Canada, getting cancer treatment isn’t as simple as driving to the nearest hospital. This infographic shows just how complicated it can be.

 
 
Dr. André Corriveau

In conversation with Dr. Corriveau

Dr. André Corriveau, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Department of Health and Social Services, Northwest Territories, outlines the challenges for First Nations, Inuit and Métis with regards to cancer control in the North, and discusses the Northwest Territories’ cancer control strategy.

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The importance of cultural safety and competence

These resources aim to help health-care professionals provide culturally safe health-care environments when caring for First Nations, Inuit and Métis patients.

Essential reading: Expert recommendations

Environmental scans

These environmental scans provide detailed descriptions of cancer care pathways and examples of leading practices to advance cancer control for and with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.