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This DVD disc contains the following programs:

  • Program 1: Hosts Monica Goulet and Lorne Duquette introduce Sweetness in Life and its foundational concepts.  Tasha Hubbard attends the Wanuskewin Diabetes Conference to learn about blood sugar testing.  Then, co-host Monica Goulet takes the first step towards becoming more physically active by starting a regular exercise routine, with the help of her two children.  “Final Words,” a regular feature in this series, are given by Walter Linklater, an Anishanabe elder.
  • Program 2: Tasha Hubbard profiles the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa; she tours the facility, interviews the diabetes group, and interviews Calendar artist and Executive Director Allison Fisher.  Also in this program, Ethel Blondin Andrews, Secretary of State for Youth, talks publicly, for the first time, about her own Diabetes.  The final segment covers meal planning, focusing on how much food should be served from each of the food groups.  The language for the “Final Words” segment is Dene.
  • Program 3: Tasha Hubbard visits the Kahawanke Mohawk Territory to attend the Kahnawake School Diabetes Prevention project, a participatory research project and training program to share Kahnawake’s knowledge and experience with other First Nations communities.  Also in this program, Alex McCumber, Kahanawake School Diabetes Prevention Project coordinator and Chair of the Board of Directors for the national Aboriginal Diabetes Association, is profiled, and hosts Lorne and Monica join Monica’s children for a work-out at the gym.  The language for the “Final Words” segment is Mohawk.
View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2002 Length: 24 minutes Library Audience:
  • Native North American Peoples
  • Health Studies
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Subjects:
  • Native North American Studies
  • Family Studies and Health Studies
  • Formats Available:
  • DVD
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