National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day to celebrate and recognize the diverse cultures, heritage, and immense contributions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. Last year, CanFASD was proud to release our Commitment to Indigenous Partnership, Reconciliatory Research, and Action. This year, we are excited to announce an update to the Prevention Conversation, which will be launched later this year.
The Prevention Conversation is an evidence-based course that offers online and, in Alberta, in-person modules. We are currently in the process of updating and expanding the modules to integrate the most up-to-date information and honour Indigenous knowledge systems that capture the diversity of Inuit, First Nations, and Métis People and the spiritual, relational, and emotional connections to this work.
In the updated course, online participants can expect to see strengths-based and dignity promoting art pieces and the stories that guide them from Indigenous artists across Turtle Island.
This work continues to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #33 on collaborative action to FASD prevention and further recognizes the exemplary work of Indigenous women and communities in healthy beginnings.
To learn more about the phenomenal work led by communities, please see Revitalizing Culture and Healing: Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention.