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Championing Tailored Learning to Meet The Needs of First Nations Women

How do you promote breast cancer awareness among women whose language has no word for cancer? There is no direct translation for cancer in Cree, Ojibwe, Dakota, nor Oji-Cree – these First Nations simply use phrases such as “the great sickness.” A need to increase breast cancer awareness amongst these communities was apparent.
Thanks to a CBCF grant to Cancer Care Manitoba’s Breast Check program, women from various First Nations communities spearheaded a solution by pooling their resources to help build a culturally-appropriate toolkit to promote breast cancer awareness and screening. Six women from Thompson, Manitoba led the project to tailor the toolkit to First Nations women and make it available in five indigenous languages.
The toolkit included a flipbook about prevention for educators, a breast model, wooden beads to indicate various tumour lump sizes, an educational DVD for healthcare waiting rooms, and a brochure about mammography.
Every Aboriginal community throughout Manitoba now has a copy of this important
toolkit. This groundbreaking project is bringing women together and facilitating much needed
conversations about breast health and screening.

Help Us Educate and Reach More Communities
More than 25,000 Canadians are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is committed to funding life-saving research and support programs for those at risk and affected by breast cancer at every step of their journey.
Help us increase our reach across Canada through breast cancer awareness programs such as the First Nations Toolkit. Join our vision of a future without breast cancer. Donate now.