Issue 92, Health and Fitness

IcMD.ca – “Putting Healthcare in the Hands of our People”

A family doctor is often difficult to find for the average person living in a major urban centre, but it is even more difficult for those living in rural or remote communities. For many First Nations people living on-reserve and for many tribes in the United States access to quality healthcare, medical devices or medications is simply not an option. ... Read More »

Kelly Chinchilla: Up-and-Coming MMA Athlete

Kelly Chinchilla, a band member of Roseau River First Nation in Manitoba (with Polish and Métis ancestry), is not one to sit still. A single mom at the age 20, Chinchilla raised her daughter, while working full-time as an educational assistant; studying to become a teacher through the CATEP program, a partnership between the University of Winnipeg and the Seven ... Read More »

Marymound Growing Thriving Medicinal Gardens and Healthier Children

Raven Hart, an Indigenous Youth Mentor with Marymound’s Cultural Program, focuses on a land-based program that is heavily involved with the food and herb gardens located at Marymound’s main Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) location and some of its group homes. Since joining the organization over a year ago, Hart was initially pleased to notice the existing garden near Marymound’s main building. ... Read More »

Indigenous Horse Racing on the Rise

What is Indigenous horse racing you may ask? Well, Indigenous horse racing, or rather “Indian Relay Racing” officially, has been described as the oldest extreme sport in North America. It promises edge-of-your-seat excitement and offers teams the opportunity to compete for cash and prizes. This extremely dangerous sport requires competitors to complete three laps on a course while riding a ... Read More »

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