Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Since 1999, the ANFCA has been an active advocate for improved access to culturally-based health and wellness initiatives, prevention delivery, and resource development.

 

Sacred Circle Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

The Sacred Circle is an educational resource that presents culturally-relevant and age-appropriate health information to promote cultural pride, traditional knowledge, and healthy behaviours in the fight against Type 2 Diabetes in children.

Using traditional Indigenous teachings about the sacred circle (commonly referred to as the medicine wheel), The Sacred Circle Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative seeks to encourage holistic wellness by focusing on balancing health of the Mind, Body, Heart, and Spirit. Children discover the healthy effects of learning about Type 2 Diabetes prevention (mental health), healthy eating and active living (physical health), reducing stress (emotional health), and being connected to the community (spiritual health).

Please visit The Sacred Circle Website.