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The creation of the ACHH Initiative has been in the works for many years. The ACHH Initiative is actually an expansion of the Understanding Pediatric Pain in Aboriginal  Communities (UnPPAC) project. Check out Lost in Translation in Izaak magazine for more information on the UnPPAC project and to see where it all began!...

The ACHH Initiative would like to welcome one of our Summer 2015 students, Karlee Johnson! Karlee is from Eskasoni First Nation and attends Dalhousie University during the school year. She will be joining us this summer and working on many different ACHH Initiative projects. Welcome Karlee!!        ......

Check out the Walking With Our Sisters exhibit at MSVU Art Gallery January 14 – February 1, 2017 – and if you have some spare time why not volunteer to help out! “A community-based art memorial honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit people and their families”...

The ACHH Initiative and Dalhousie School of Nursing CTNHR Marginalized Populations & Health Equity Pillar invites you to a talk by Dr. Elizabeth Kepreotes titled: Insights into the Australian Indigenous experience: Setting up a new paediatric chronic pain service and keeping it ethical and family focused. Dr. Elizabeth Kepreotes is......

Join the Twitter chat with Dr. Christine Chambers and Dr. Denise Harrison on Wednesday, May 6th.  Dr. Chambers and Dr. Harrison will be discussing vaccination pain management.  Click here to see their recent blog post regarding their upcoming chat!...

Dr. Margot Latimer and Julie Francis spoke to a packed house at Cape Breton University on November 5th, 2014 about their research, Understanding Aboriginal Children’s Pain from a Two-Eyed Seeing Perspective.  The talk was hosted by Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox and her Indigenous Perspectives of Health & Healing class at......

The ACHH Initiative is so happy to see that The Two-Eyed Seeing Approach, which is one of the guiding principles of The ACHH Initiative research, was mentioned in the 2021 Report from the Canadian Pain Task Force. This is one example as to how understanding the culture, language, practices and......

ACHH presented with Dalhousie University Paediatric Resident Program in partnership with IWK Health Centre, Canadian Paediatric Society, Dalhousie University, Indigenous Health Interest Group and Halifax Public Libraries on a panel discussion on Monday, May 16th, 6:00 pm at the Paul O’Regan Hall Halifax Library. The discussion focused on how Truth and Reconciliation......

The ACHH Initiative is working to support children indirectly impacted by the hurt and abuse suffered by their parents and grandparents in residential schools. Check out the full Truth & Reconciliation report chaired by Justice Murray Sinclair which will be released in full tomorrow (June 2nd).  ...

In 1986, the then Grand Chief Donald Marshall Sr. proclaimed every October 1st as Treaty Day. It commemorates the key role of treaties in the relationship between the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq and the Crown. The annual ceremony reaffirms the historic presence of the Mi’kmaw who have occupied the land for......

Check out the APTN news coverage of the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Report. “Recommendation 24: WE call upon medical and nursing schools in Canada to require all students to take a course dealing with Aboriginal health issues, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration......

It is very exciting and encouraging to see that The FIRST Approach is becoming more well known and popular in the research world. According to the John Wiley and Sons Limited journal, “Co‐creating better healthcare experiences for First Nations children and youth: The FIRST approach emerges from Two‐Eyed seeing” was......

Check out this Support 4 Culture video about internationally renowned Mi’kmaw artist Alan Syliboy. ACHH Initiative has been extremely fortunate to have worked so closely with Alan Syliboy throughout our community art sessions.  Alan made the youth participants feel welcome and safe to express their  hurt/pain through their art pieces.  We could......

Check out this funding opportunity for Aboriginal or African Nova Scotian Dalhousie students to obtain 10 weeks of paid research employment this summer.  The ACHH Initiative would love to take on a summer student interested in completing a relevant summer project in our area. Click here for further details and/or contact us......

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