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June 15, 2010

Accessing an Elder or an Interpreter? Yes, it's Possible

Bringing awareness to Aboriginal Health Programs on National Aboriginal Day

At the heart of National Aboriginal Day is the potential for learning: about different cultures, about traditions and what is important to a select group of people - First Nations, Metis and Inuit people.

From that perspective, the Winnipeg Health Region believes National Aboriginal day is a good opportunity for people to learn about the services and programs we have to help support the emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health of Aboriginal people.

We want people to know they can access cultural services throughout the Region. We also want to bring attention to a campaign we recently launched to bring awareness to the services and supports the Winnipeg Health Region offers Aboriginal people. This campaign hinges on a simple concept: Here for You. You may also see these images in connection with this campaign:

Did you know?

  • This will be the 14th National Aboriginal Day.

  • It was initially declared by the Governor General with the intention of acknowledging First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

  • June 21st, the day that National Aboriginal Day falls on, is also the day of the summer solstice. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, with the most hours of daylight.

  • Staff and stakeholders of the Winnipeg Health Region are invited to participate in two-day Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshops.

  • The region also offers training in Sweat Lodge Teachings and Traditional Teachings.

Aboriginal Day Events

Aboriginal Day Live

Aboriginal Day 2010 Celebrations in Winnipeg

Destination Winnipeg: Aboriginal Day Live 2010

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