Did you know that there is an Aboriginal Health Research Networks (AHRNet) Secretariat? Learn more about them through their collection of videos. This one provides an introduction to the organization and to the 1st Annual Aboriginal Health Research Networks Conference. Watch the other 9 videos in the series for highlights of successes that graduate students have achieved with the support of Network Environments of Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHRs) funding.
The 7th Annual Aboriginal Energy Forum takes place on December 5th and 6th at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in Toronto. Christopher Henderson, President of Lumos Energy and author of “Aboriginal Power” will deliver the keynote address on the importance of enabling First Nation and Métis participation in the development of energy projects. Get your tickets and more information at the Annual Aboriginal Energy Forum website.
Want to learn how to organize a Sisters In Spirit Vigil? Looking for resources on how men can be effective allies? Need help navigating Victim Services or know someone who does? Curious about safety measures for Aboriginal women? The Native Women’s Association of Canada has produced the Community Resource Guide “What Can I do to help the Families of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls?” to assist educators, health and service providers and other allies. Download a copy of the guide and learn more about how you can help at the Native Women’s Association of Canada website.
National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo shares a special message for Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. To access resources, watch videos from past years, or learn more about events that are taking place visit the Aboriginal AIDS Awareness week website.
Today marks Day 8, of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. The theme for 2013 is: From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World. The campaign connects the struggle to end gender based violence in homes and communities across the world with the struggle for economic and political rights. Learn more about the campaign and find resources on the Government of Canada’s website.
Aboriginal AIDS awareness week began yesterday, on World AIDS Day. This week, Aboriginal leaders from all walks will come together to discuss how best to achieve the goal of getting to zero new infections, zero AIDS related deaths and zero discrimination. Visit the Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week website for resources and a listing of cultural, political health and social events taking place near you.
The Ontario Women’s Directorate launched Changing Attitudes, Changing Lives: Ontario’s Sexual Violence Action Plan in 2011. The plan lists a number of collaborative and coordinated initiatives to support survivors and prevent new instances of sexual violence. The 2013 Progress Report outlines the actions that have been taken since then to implement the initiatives. Visit the Ontario Women’s Directorate website to download the progress report and learn about the campus response to sexual violence and about the new supports for francophone survivors.
David Newhouse, who is Onondaga from the Six Nations of the Grand River and Chair of Indigenous Studies at Trent University, shares his opinion on the purpose of education and how it relates to the way Aboriginal issues are taught in classrooms. For more videos from the TVO series on the future of Aboriginal education, visit the TVO website.
This TVO series looks back at the history of helping Aboriginal children access their fair share of education. It also explores possibilities for the future. These possibilities include recognizing and embracing Aboriginal culture to understanding the struggles families face when making the transition from on-reserve to urban Aboriginal communities. Learn more about the challenges and the possibilities at the TVO website.