ACHH Maritimes

After the initial UnPAAC pilot project in Eskasoni First Nation, the ACHH Initiative work (supported by Canadian Institutes of Health Research) expanded to four Maritime provinces including three Mi’kmaq and one Maliseet community. Conversation sessions, art sessions and demographic information was gathered from youth, Elders, parents, teachers and health professionals to gather additional knowledge on pain expression and experiences.

Participating Communities

Eskasoni First Nations, a Mi’kmaw community located along the Bras d’Or Lake Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

Millbrook First Nation, a Mi’kmaw community located in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Lennox First Nation, a Mi’kmaw community located in Prince Edward Island.

St. Mary’s First Nation, one of the six Wolastoqiyik or Maliseet Nations in New Brunswick.

Each community had their own health centre staffed by nurses and physicians and we relied on a community-based approach and partnership to collaboratively work with each community.