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2nd NADA Webinar February 14, 2017: Indigenous Food Security and Sovereignty: Community Projects

In partnership with the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association (NADA), and the Nanaandawewigamig First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba – Partners for Engagement and Knowledge Exchange (PEKE), the Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program is excited to announce the upcoming webinar to meet your learning needs.

This webinar is available at no cost to First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities from across the country.

Topic: Indigenous Food Security and Sovereignty: Community Projects

Date: Tuesday,

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Request For Proposals – Event Planner

Request for Proposals – RFP event planner SOADI event 2017

Requirement 

The Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative seeks an experienced event planner to provide conference coordination services to organize the delivery of SOADI’s annual conference in Niagara Falls.

 

Overview of Conference

SOADI’s 15th annual conference will take place over 2 days targeting front line workers from across Ontario as well as an evening social for community members. 

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Fall recipe – Three Sisters Soup

Three Sisters Soup

According to Iroquois legend, corn, bean, and squash are sisters who should be grown in harmony and cannot be separated. Traditionally, the three crops are grown in community, each one benefiting the others.

*Reprinted from the SOADI Making it Sacred Cookbook, with recipes developed by Chef Joseph Hughes. Recipe has been adjusted to four servings.

Check out the cookbook here :  http://soadi.ca/product/cook-book-making-it-sacred/

 

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Young Diabetes Research Study

McGill University Health Centre is recruiting young Canadians (ages 14-24) with Type 1 Diabetes for a study.  They would like to gather feedback (via a 20 minute long online questionnaire) on how youth living with type 1 diabetes feel they are being judged by others due to their disease.   The goal of the study is to find better ways to help these individuals cope with their disease.

Participants will complete a 20 – minute online questionnaire and receive a $10 gift card from Amazon.ca

 This study is funded by the Canadian Diabetes Association:

http://www.diabetes.ca/research/clinical-trials/participate-in-a-clinical-trial/living-with-diabetes

 They are on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/youngdiabetes1/?fref=hovercard

twitter: @YouthDiabetes

 Visit www.youngdiabetes1.ca if you are interested in participating.

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7 Generations Gestational Diabetes Prevention Program

SOADI would like to reintroduce Georgia Baum with her new title 7 Generations Gestational Diabetes Prevention Program coordinator as well as introduce her assistant, Krista Ruthven. This team is excited to take on the task of educating and creating awareness regarding Gestational Diabetes for the Indigenous families they affect and continuously promoting healthy lifestyle choices throughout the entirety of the pregnancy process and beyond.

As the website illustrates there is a lot of awesome resources and training available for pre-pregnancy,

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Diabetes epidemic in Indigenous populations’ highlights disparity

‘The alarm was on. People started working on it. But somehow the snooze button got pressed’

About eight in 10 Indigenous Canadians who are young adults will develop Type 2 diabetes in their lifetimes compared with five in 10 in the general population, a new study suggests.

To make the projection published in Monday’s issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers in Alberta used data on a population of 2.8 million adults who were free of diabetes in the province and followed their health records for 20 years.

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SOADI Shawl Making

On September 12th, 2016 SOADI Central delivered a shawl making workshop at the Wahta Cultural Centre.

During the workshop, SOADI Central spoke about our bodies being sacred and how we only have one body therefore it is so imperative to take care of it. The Wahta community members made their own shawls during the workshop. SOADI Central talked about having an open mind, being positive and putting those good thoughts into their shawls while creating them.

As mentioned in the SOADI 13 grandmother moons curriculum,

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Asian Carp

Asian Carp Warning

 

Fish are a wonderful health option for us to eat, and we need to protect our lakes and rivers as much as we can so future generations can enjoy the health and wellness they provide.

With that in mind, please keep an eye open for this invasive species of carp as we begin our late summer and fall fishing season. Asian Carp are a invasive species of fish and can very quickly take over a lakes ecosystem.  

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