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Links

The following are Aboriginal related Internet websites organized by categories and listed in alphabetical order. Please note that NAMHR is not responsible for content published on external sites.


AIDS

Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association works together with the community to provide support for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Their goal is to improve the quality of life for clients infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS and to eliminate the transmission of HIV infection and its stigma in Alaska.

National Native American AIDS Prevention Centre website contains valuable information about HIV/AIDS prevention, public policy, HIV/AIDS research and statistics.


Cultural Competency

Working with Inuit: Selected Resources to Help you Learn About Inuit Culture and Way of Life The resource is intended as a guide to help medical professionals, health and wellness workers, teachers, students and others find resources to better understand Inuit culture, health perspectives and the way we live. It provides links to various websites, books, in-depth reports, periodicals and videos about Inuit history, culture, values, traditional healing, and current health and wellness.


Government Agencies

Indian and Northern Affairs (Government of Canada) is a body of government established to tend to the needs of the Aboriginal population in Canada; the site contains access to various publications and reports, as well as an overview of programs, services and upcoming events.

First Nations and Inuit Health Programs provides an a-z index of Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Programs.


Granting Agencies

Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health of the Canadian Institute of Health Research includes a listing of all ACADRE centres throughout Canada. The CIHR site also contains a listing of funding competitions.


Healing

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Movement is focused on the alcohol and drug abuse issues and programs in Indigenous communities.

Nechi Training, Research, & Health Promotions Institute is committed to holistic healing and healthy, addiction-free lifestyles. It hosts three websites Aboriginal Youth Network, Vision, and Nechi.


International Organizations

Australian Indigenous Health Information Net addresses a wide range of issues of relevance to Indigenous health; these include cultural, social, historical and economic issues, as well as those relating to the physical environment.

Four Worlds International Institute for Human and Community Development seeks to address the interests and needs of indigenous people worldwide, and provides a much-needed channel through which indigenous people can share their knowledge.

Indigenous Mental Health is a safe place for indigenous service providers, policy makers and leaders in mental health, and their non-indigenous partners who also serve indigenous clients, to share successful practices in indigenous mental health and addictions.


National Aboriginal Organizations

Aboriginal Healing Foundation is an Aboriginally-run, not-for-profit corporation that is committed to addressing the healing needs of Métis, Inuit and First Nations affected by the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in Residential schools.

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is an outgrowth of the National Indian Brotherhood (NIB). The AFN is an organization of First Nations Government Leaders. This site contains a wide range of information about programs and events of relevance to and about indigenous peoples.

National Aboriginal Health Organization is an Aboriginal designed and controlled body dedicated to improving the mental, emotional, social and spiritual health of Aboriginal peoples. This site contains the First Nations Centre conduct, facilitate, promote and disseminate research and other information on First Nations health and health issues.

Native Women’s Association of Canada is devoted to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Métis women within First Nation and Canadian societies.


News

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network is the First Aboriginal-run television network in Canada; the site contains upcoming programming schedule and news.

Canadian Aboriginal News is a source for Canadian Aboriginal news & information, provides links to many Native-owned and operated newspapers.

The First Perspective Online is Canada’s source for aboriginal news and events.


Provincial Aboriginal Organizations

Ontario

Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC) is a provincial Aboriginal organization representing the collective interests of twenty-seven member Friendship Centres located in towns and cities throughout the province. This site provides links to numerous Native Friendship Centres across Canada, as well as an online library and electronic access to several reports.

Quebec

Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay site contains information about various projects of the Public Health Department of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay, including health promotion materials such as posters and brochures, and Public Health podcasts. It also contains information for health professionals, research papers and information about ongoing projects.

Kahanawake School Diabetes Prevention Program (KSDPP) site contains an example of the “KSDPP Code of Research Ethics” and bibliography of ethical codes, “Ethics in the Context of Research & Indigenous Peoples’: A Bibliography.”

Quebec’ s Northern Crees is the site of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee). The Grand Council of the Crees (GCCEI) is the political voice of the James Bay Crees who live in the province of Quebec, Canada. This site contains valuable information about Cree history and culture, as well as about the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA).

Waseskun House is a charitable non-profit and non-political organization; it is the only totally Native residential treatment center in the province of Quebec.


Resource Directories

Native Health Research Database provides access to bibliographic information pertaining to health and medical issues of the American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) and Canadian First Nations populations.

NativeWeb is a news resource for Indigenous peoples around the world; this site contains a very comprehensive resource centre.

Visions is a centre of innovation committed to developing and communicating a deeper understanding of Aboriginal population health.

WWW Virtual Library: Native American Resources provides links to various topics of relevance to and about indigenous peoples, such as culture, language, history and knowledge, etc.


Telepsychiatry

Guidelines and Procedures for Clinical Activities was developed to meet the needs of clinicians and administrative staff working with the University of Toronto Psychiatric Outreach Program.


Suicide Prevention

Centre for Suicide Prevention is a non-profit organization that provides information, training and research on suicide prevention.

National Inuit Youth Council is made up of Youth Coordinators and Youth Representatives from each of the six (6) Inuit regions across Canada.


University - Aboriginal Centres & Programs

The Centre for Indigenous Nutrition Education and Environment (CINE) at McGill University is an independent, multi-disciplinary research, and education resource for Indigenous Peoples; created by Canada's Aboriginal leaders.

The Centre for Native Education, Concordia University is home to Native support services at Concordia. The Centre is where students can meet each other to discuss academic issues; services include academic advising and referral, tutoring, a documentation centre, computer facilities and access to on-line library catalogues. This website contains electronic access to Arrowhead News, the official newsletter of the Native student centre.

First Peoples House McGill University attempts to provide a sense of community and a voice to those students that have left their home communities in order to pursue their education.

LE,NONET Project The objective of the LE,NONET project is to enhance the success of Aboriginal students at the University of Victoria. The project is funded by the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation and the University of Victoria.


U.S.A. Sites

Health of Native People of North America: An Annotated Mediagraphy The site provides comprehensive a listing as possible of the current audiovisual materials on native health that exist in the United States and Canada.

Indian Health Services (United States Dept. of Health and Human Services) is a US agency responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The National Library of Medicine has available the following webpages: 1) Native American Health features links to health-related webpages such as: traditional healing, and environmental health, 2) Arctic Health which provides information on the diverse health related aspects of the Artic region, and 3) Tribal Connections where Native Americans provide their comments on health care issues.



If you have suggestions for additional links please contact us by email antonella.clerici AT mail.mcgill.ca.