About Us

Ontario First Nations Integrated Health Promotion Strategy (Resolution 06/39) called for a strategy that speaks to:

  • Restoration of Traditional Foods with First Nation diets
  • Physical activities and exercise
  • Establishing Smoke-Free First Nations
  • Awareness and Prevention of Stress, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease and other chronic diseases

The goal is to reach First Nation communities in Ontario through an accompanying communication and public awareness component.

First Nations in Ontario also have a long, proud history in competitive and recreational sports including lacrosse, hockey, ball sports and golf and have been instrumental in the successes of the Little NHL, the North American Indigenous Games, and the Ontario Aboriginal Sports Circle. Our traditional diet consisted of health, sacred foods; including wild meat, fish, berries, wild rice, corn, beans and squash.

Our lives were enriched in such a way that stress and stress-related illnesses were rare, and balanced by wholesome traditional pusuits and spirituality.

Today, First Nations' are often faced with lack of exercise, poor nutrition and high instances of diabetes, cancer and heart disease. It is through resolution 06/39 that the Chiefs in Ontario want to combat such issues promoting a healthy, balanced way of life.


This strategy has been dedicated to the memory of the late Chief Howard Pamajewan (Shawanaga First Nation, Ontario) - providing a lasting legacy to his personal vision of Mno-Bimaadziwin (Good Life and Good Health).

To read a copy of Howard's last speech click here.


PTO Affiliation

ASSOCIATION OF IROQUOIS AND ALLIED INDIANS
387 Princess Avenue
LONDON, Ontario
N6B 2A7

www.aiai.on.ca

NISHNAWBE-ASKI NATION

100 Back St., Unit #200,
THUNDER BAY, Ontario
P7C 4Z2

www.nan.on.ca

GRAND COUNCIL TREATY #3
P.O. Box 1720
KENORA, Ontario
P9N 3X7

www.treaty3.ca

UNION OF ONTARIO INDIANS
Nipissing First Nation
P.O. Box 711
NORTH BAY, Ontario
P1B 8J8

www.anishinabek.ca