AHS Indigenous Cancer Strategy: Reconciliation to Reconcili-action – CTV

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AHS Indigenous Cancer Strategy: Reconciliation to Reconcili-action – CTV

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202039 Views

September 22, 2020

Once upon a time, when iceboxes were dirt dugouts, before beaver felt hats were turning the English mad, and when environmental hazards were the leading cause of death among Indigenous population, our ancestors did not worry as much about the prevalent chronic illness, cancer.

Spoken by many Elders, “this is not our disease.” One of the flaws that came after the industrial revolution was brought over to Turtle Island was disease, specifically cancer that has been directly linked to unhealthy diets, lack of exercise, tobacco use other than long hauls taken from ceremonial pipe smoking, and firewater use. In other words, our ancestors were much less likely to inherit such chronic illnesses when they were fit like NFL quarterbacks that chased buffalo instead of pig skin, and ate a traditional diet and lived an active lifestyle.

Read More: https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/ahs-indigenous-cancer-strategy-reconciliation-to-reconcili-action-1.5114839

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