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The Sandy Lake First Nation: Health and Diabetes Program

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Working with community members to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes can be challenging. However, there is hope. This hope that will be explored in the NADA webinar on October 26th, 2017. In this webinar, Gary Manoakeesic andElliot Fiddler from the Diabetes Prevention Program in Sandy Lake First Nation in Ontario, will be speaking on The Sandy Lake First Nation: Health and Diabetes Program. Sandy Lake is located approximately 260 Km’s North from Red Lake, Ont. It is an isolated fly-in reservation with a population of 3,900 people.

They will be speaking on the Diabetes Prevention Program projects including diabetes curriculums in elementary schools, the running club, gardeners’ groups, chickens for eggs, the hockey program and radio shows. Other programs include cooking classes, the harvesting and preparation of traditional foods, hiking to gather traditional roots and so forth. They work in partnership with other groups, such as Sandy Lake Diabetes and Sandy Lake Education, along with The Aboriginal Diabetes Initiatives (ADI), and Nutrition North Canada (NNC) – Nutrition Education Initiatives.

The webinar will be broadcast in coordination with Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle (IDHC, formerly SOADI) and Pathways Partners for Engagement and Knowledge Exchange (PEKE).

The webinar will air live Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 11 central time.

To register, enter as guest at the following link https://soadi.adobeconnect.com/traditionalknowledgewebinars

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