E-News September 2011
We are pleased to present the September edition of the First Nations Environmental Health Innovation Network’s (FNEHIN) newsletter, providing a monthly summary of environmental health events, funding opportunities, research etc.
EcoAction Community Funding Program – for local community projects to address clean air, climate change, clean water, to protect or enhance the natural environment. Deadline: November 1st, up to 100,000 available per project. Click here for website.
Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary and Scholarship Awards National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation. Deadline: November 1st. Click here for application.
Environment and Health Events in October
Planet in Focus October 12-16, Toronto, ON. 12th annual Environmental film festival (numerous Aboriginal films). FNEHIN will be co-presenting the Canadian Premiere of Silent Snow: The Invisible Poisoning of the World on Friday, October 14 at 7:15 PM
Big Value in Small Systems October 5-6, 2011 Vancouver, BC. 2011 RES’EAU-WaterNET Biennial Knowledge Transfer Workshop
Keeping it Rural: Health, Multiculturalism & the Rural-Urban Interface October 20-22, 2011 Richmond, BC. 10th Conference of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society
Training & Learning Opportunities
Fireside Chats – FREE Virtual Forum via telephone/internet!
Towards a Healthy Aboriginal Health Policy Oct 06, 01:00-2:30 pm EDT
Practical Public Health Tools for Climate Change Adaptation October 21, 10:30 am-4:15 pm EDT.
Highlights in Environmental Health News
Mercury made the news in September, as we prepare for the international meeting to create a global legally binding instrument on Mercury (INC3) from 31 October to 4 November 2011, Nairobi, Kenya. Click here to see AFN’s mercury submission.
Click here to view tar sands and fracking news items from September.
Attention Researchers- If you or someone you know may be appropriate for our researcher directory, please contact us.
FNEHIN will hold an Advisory Group meeting in October. If you would like to see any particular issue addressed, or if you would like to be involved with FNEHIN and/or you have information for the website or newsletter, please contact Melissa Pomeroy at AFN, Environmental Stewardship Unit at mpomeroy(at)afn.ca or 613-241-6789 ext. 294 (toll free at 1866-869-6789) . Thank you!