Thursday, November 19, 2009

NAHO announces Lunch Sessions 2009 National Conference Our People, Our Health

OTTAWA, ON—The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) invites conference participants and media to attend a series of lunch and learn sessions at the upcoming 2009 National Conference Our People, Our Health, to be held in Ottawa, Ontario from November 24-26, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza and Marriott Hotels.

“First Nations, Inuit and Métis have a history of breaking bread together,” says Dr. Paulette C. Tremblay, CEO of NAHO. “Each day during the NAHO 2009 National Conference Our People, Our Health, participants are provided the opportunity to increase their awareness of important issues by hearing from community leaders, documentary film makers, and past and present National Aboriginal Role Models while enjoying a healthy and nutritious meal.”

Wednesday November 25, 2009 – 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Session with Keyano College - Presentation of the Documentary Good Medicine

Good Medicine is an innovative documentary project commissioning five First Nation filmmakers to each produce a six minute high-definition video interpreting the question: What constitutes a healthy community from First Nations Albertan perspectives in Alberta?
Presented by Leo E. Jacobs, Chairperson of Aboriginal Education Community & Upgrading Education and Roger P. Nason, Manager, Applied Research & Development Executive Office for Keyano College
Thursday November 26, 2009 – 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Session with National Aboriginal Roles

In this plenary the lived experiences of current and former National Aboriginal Role Models will be shared: What does it mean to be a National Aboriginal Role Model as part of the National Aboriginal Role Model Program?

Chair: Steven Vanloffeld
• Amber Asp-Chief, First Nation, 2009 National Aboriginal Role Model
• Gloria Kowtak, Inuit, 2007 National Aboriginal Role Model
• Dr. Alika Lafontaine, Métis, 2005 National Aboriginal Role Model
• Jaime Koebel, Métis, 2004 National Aboriginal Role Model