The Tui’kn Partnership, in collaboration with Tajikeimɨk, is thrilled to share the Little one Smiles – Weskewikwa’sit mijua’ji’j children’s ebook, which is now available to new mom and dad and caregivers. The e book was introduced on April 20, 2023 at the Wagmatcook Society and Heritage Centre in Wagmatcook, Cape Breton.
Released during Countrywide Oral Wellbeing Month, Newborn Smiles – Weskewikwa’sit mijua’ji’j supplies wholesome behavior to market nutritious teeth in infants.
The worth of oral health and fitness
“Dental education and methods are lacking in our 1st Nation communities, and there is a ton of historical trauma connected to dental experiences,” says Sharon (Paul) Rudderham, director for Health and fitness Transformation at Tajikeimɨk. “We know the worth of dental overall health and how it impacts overall health and fitness.”
The e book is available in hard duplicate, and for absolutely free, on the internet as a pdf and an audiovisual website link. The Examine to Me method will also be distributing this useful resource to new Mi’kmaw moms and dads and caregivers in the course of Nova Scotia.
“We hope both of those small children and grown ups are drawn to the beautiful Mi’kmaw artistry and the story,” says Shauna Hachey, affiliate professor in the School of Dental Hygiene at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Dentistry. “The details is evidence-based, with uncomplicated, valuable suggestions that can make a big big difference to babies’ oral overall health.”
Assist for family members and language revitalization
The e-book is illustrated by Loretta Gould, with Mi’kmaw translation by Floyd Prosper, Kenny Prosper, and Katani Julian. The narration for the audiobook is by Anne Marchand.
“It’s quite vital that a lot more means are made to help our Mi’kmaq language revitalization,” suggests Floyd Prosper, dental therapist in Eskasoni Initially Nation and FNIHB, Indigenous Products and services Canada.
“We want to develop additional methods that talk immediately to our families, and guidance developing their parental bonding, expertise, and capabilities. We hope this book will be a source for both equally fluent and new Mi’kmaq speakers, and their families.”
The Child Smiles ebook started off as a venture by the 5 Very first Nations communities in Unama’ki through the Tui’kn Partnership and has grown to involve all 13 communities across Nova Scotia, by means of partnership with Tajikeimik.
The job was supported by Aboriginal Children’s Damage and Healing (ACHH) Initiative, Dalhousie University College of Dentistry, Methods for Little ones in Suffering, and Study to Me.
Funding was furnished by the Serious Disease Avoidance and Administration: Oral Well being Promotion Fund and Indigenous Services Canada.
Tui’kn Partnership consists of the 5 Unama’ki To start with Nations: Eskasoni, Membertou, Potlotek, Wagmatcook, and Waycobah. The Partnership is aimed at bringing a new way of thinking about overall health and the delivery of wellness providers to the five Initial Country communities of Unama’ki (Cape Breton Island). Tui’kn usually means “passage” in the Mi’kmaq language.
Tajikeimɨk is the new and developing wellness and wellness firm staying established to guide health transformation on behalf of Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia.
In collaboration with Chiefs, Grand Council, and wellbeing directors, Tajikeimɨk will establish on and evolve the wellness and wellness companies and courses employed by Mi’kmaw people in Nova Scotia strengthen well being services shipping and delivery and reinforce coordination with federal and provincial health and fitness program companions with the goal of enhancing over-all overall health for Mi’kmaq and communities.