Archive for: First Peoples

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.

Cancer Care and Inuit: A National Picture

Cancer Care and Inuit: A National Picture

By understanding the challenges that Inuit experience we can work together to improve the cancer patient experience.

Cancer Care and Métis: A National Picture

Cancer Care and Métis: A National Picture

By understanding the challenges that Métis experience, we can work together to improve the 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.

Social Determinants of Inuit Health in Canada

Social Determinants of Inuit Health in Canada

This comprehensive review of Social Determinants of Inuit Health in Canada was developed by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and its National Inuit Committee on Health (NICoH) with expertise from the Inuit Public Health Task Group, in response to the disproportionate health challenges Inuit face compared to non-Inuit Canadians.

A Man’s Story: Prostate Cancer in the Aboriginal Community

A Man’s Story: Prostate Cancer in the Aboriginal Community

Facilitated by Prostate Cancer Canada and its Network in Thunder Bay, “A Man’s Story” is a video on prostate cancer in the Aboriginal community in Ontario, and the importance of its early detection and treatment.

 
 
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.

Inuit Cancer Glossary

Inuit Cancer Glossary

Available in English and 5 Inuktitut dialects, this glossary helps to improve communication and understanding of cancer terms. Inuit and health service providers are encouraged to use this glossary of terms.

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.

 
 
Makkovik Inuit community

How the Makkovik Inuit community is affected by radon

In this CBC radio interview, public health physician Atanu Sarkar discusses his research into radon gases in Makkovik, Labrador.

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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.

Reducing the impact of cancer among First Nations, Inuit and Metis logo

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.