Aboriginal Health Organization Appoints New CEO

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 at 14:27



The National Aboriginal Health Organization’s new Chief Executive Officer says there are numerous health issues to tackle — but Dr. Paulette Tremblay says Aboriginal people have the tools to find the answers.


Tremblay, a Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, took over the position yesterday.


She says NAHO needs to look at issues like youth suicide, providing equitable health services in rural and remote areas, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder — as well as marrying traditional healing with contemporary practices.


Tremblay says Aboriginal people need to do more research to provide evidence that using their own methodologies and tools will solve these issues.


She hopes to expand NAHO’s funding base to facilitate more research.


Tremblay has previously represented the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations as the National Liason of the Chiefs of Saskatchewan in Ottawa.