Wednesday, October 28, 2009

NAHO and Ottawa Senators offer special prices for home games during national conference

NAHO has joined forces with the Ottawa Senators to provide all participants of the NAHO national conference special prices for three games November 21 to November 26, 2009

Conference attendees can make their NAHO national conference experience even more memorable with an Ottawa Senators home game for as low as $30, depending on the game and seating.


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Friday, October 23, 2009

Canadian North offers air fare discounts to NAHO delegates

Canadian North is providing substantial discounted rates for Northern residents who are attending the 2009 NAHO national conference.

More details about travel arrangements, registrations and the conference agenda are available on

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Inuit and Northern Themes at the NAHO national conference

Join us for lively, informative discussions and workshops at “Our People, Our Health” – the National Aboriginal Health Organization’s national conference, November 24-26 in Ottawa.

The conference will showcase innovative research, policies, practices, and programs that address the health and wellness of Inuit, First Nations, and Métis.

Many of the presentations, sessions and workshops focus specifically on Inuit health and wellness. The plenaries and following sessions will have simultaneous Inuktitut-English interpretation:

“Inuit Traditional Medicines and Healing Practices” – this workshop and panel discussion with Inuit elders will explore traditional medicines and ways of healing. Featuring elders from various Inuit regions, the panel will talk about how traditional and modern-day practices help to keep communities healthy.

“Healthy Foods North: From Research to Community Intervention” – this session will focus on traditional food, nutrition, and results from the Healthy Foods North project.

“Community Speak: Stories and Action” – this session features presentations about innovative multi-media projects, including a radio drama to teach nutrition in Indigenous communities, and elder stories in an Inuit community.

“Data Usage in Community Driven Approaches” – this session highlights how data can be effectively used in programs, and includes a presentation from Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada about Inuit-specific gender based analysis and food security.

In addition Inuit Tuttarvingat, the Inuit-specific unit of NAHO, will present on several of its initiatives, including those related to mental wellness, health promotion and health messages, midwifery, health statistics, and cultural competency.

Canadian North is providing substantial discounted rates for Northern residents. More details about travel arrangements, registrations and the conference agenda are available on

We hope to see you at “Our People, Our Health”.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

NAHO will be hosting a reunion banquet for National Aboriginal Role Models.

OTTAWA, ON – It is the 25th anniversary of the National Aboriginal Role Model Program and the 6th anniversary of it being hosted by the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO).

Coinciding with the NAHO national conference, the National Aboriginal Role Model Program will be hosting a reunion banquet on the evening of Tuesday November 24, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario at the Crowne Plaza hotel from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. to celebrate the accomplishments of the National Aboriginal Role Models.

Date: Tuesday November 24, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza
101 Lyon Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Tickets are $40.00 each + gst.

Click here to purchase tickets.

The National Aboriginal Role Model Program celebrates the accomplishments of First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth aged 13 to 30. The role models are recognized for their innovation, achievement and leadership. Throughout the year, they will visit First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to share their stories with other Aboriginal youth. “Lead Your Way!” the program’s message, inspires Aboriginal youth to strive to reach their goals.

Friday, October 9, 2009

NAHO Conference Banquet Agenda & Menu

The 2009 NAHO national conference banquet promises to be an entertaining evening filled with traditional First Nations, Inuit and Métis performances, and plenty of star-power.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 25, 2009, Chef David Wolfman, star of the APTN TV show Cooking with the Wolfman, will heat things up by giving audience members an up-close-and-personal demonstration of what it’s like to be in the kitchen with the Wolfman. He will provide a 45 minute cooking demonstration followed by a brief question and answer period with the audience.
The Banquet dinner will follow, and will be a re-creation of the meal Chef Wolfman prepared.

Reception Menu

Chef’s choice of assorted hot and cold canapés


Mixed zuni style bean and legumes, marinated with a chipotle and lime vinaigrette

Rabbit stew served with ginger risotto
Carrot and jicima julienne
Bannock La Galet

Chocolate glazed pumpkin torte with vanilla crème Anglaise

Coffee or tea

During dinner, guests will be treated to Traditional First Nations, Inuit and Métis performances by current and former NAHO National Aboriginal Role Models. There will be jingle-dress dancing, Métis fiddling and Inuit Throat-singing.

The evening will conclude with a live performance by world renowned Inuit singer and songwriter Lucie Idlout. Lucie’s music can take you on an emotional journey through life drawing on themes that are common to us all; heartbreak, loss, tenderness and occasionally a little rage. In 2007, she was chosen as one of fifty Canadian artists to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts, performing at the Governor General's Gala. She has toured extensively through Canada, Europe and the United States earning rave reviews wherever she travels.

Come out enjoy a fun-filled evening, and celebrate with friends and colleagues at the 2009 NAHO national conference banquet.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Accommodations Update – Time is running out to get your discount.

The guest rooms NAHO blocked at the Ottawa Marriott or Crowne Plaza Hotels are filling up quickly. To ensure you get the special conference rate please remember you need to book at the Crowne Plaza hotel before October 22, 2009 and the Ottawa Marriott before October 24, 2009.

The conference is utilizing meeting space in both hotels, which are across the street from each other and joined by an underground concourse. All plenary sessions, the exhibition and meals will be held at the Crowne Plaza, and break-out sessions will be held at the Ottawa Marriott.

Please book now to take advantage of the special conference rate and ensure that you are onsite so you don't miss out on any of our exciting conference sessions and evening events.

Please call or use the on-line reservation links below to book your accommodations.

CROWNE PLAZA OTTAWA101 Lyon Street, OttawaConference Booking Code: NAH(Room Rate Includes Free Parking) Telephone Reservations: 1-800-227-6963 or 613-688-6811
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OTTAWA MARRIOTT100 Kent Street, OttawaConference Booking Code: NAHNAHA Telephone Reservations: 1-800-853-8463 or 613-238-1122
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