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The Truth of it: Telling our stories

This unscripted video series, made up of twelve patient stories and three caregiver stories, is an opportunity to hear from real people who have experienced cancer in their lives. When you listen to these stories you will hear information on specific types of cancer, what it’s like to be diagnosed with and live with cancer at different ages, and what it is like to care for a loved one during their cancer journey.

 

Patient Stories

 

Tracy Video

Tracy

Sandra Video

Sandra

Gloria Video

Gloria

Beatrice Video

Beatrice

Veronica Video

Veronica

Tina Video

Tina

Donna Video

Donna

Carol Video

Carol

Lillian Video

Lillian

Beatrice in Inuinnaqtun Video

Beatrice in Inuinnaqtun

Veronica in Inukitut Video

Veronica in Inukitut

Alan Video

Alan

 

Caregiver stories

 

Jeff Video

Jeff

Fred Video

Fred

Leslie and Sherrie Video

Leslie and Sherrie

The cancer journey

In our own words

This three-part video series from the Canadian Cancer Society, is intended to demystify cancer and to provide culturally appropriate cancer information through the voices of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cancer survivors.

 

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In our own words:
The cancer journey – Part 1

French Cree
Inuktitut Oji-Cree
Michif Mohawk
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In our own words:
The cancer journey – Part 2

French Cree
Inuktitut Oji-Cree
Michif Mohawk
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In our own words:
The cancer journey – Part 3

French Cree
Inuktitut Oji-Cree
Michif Mohawk
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The cancer journey

An initiative of Pauktuutit Inuit women of Canada, these short videos will provide information to improve communication and understanding of cancer terms to Inuit patients, caregivers and health care professionals.

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First Nations cancer care pathway photo journey

This is a photo journey highlighting some of the challenges facing First Nations people while on two of the many cancer pathways

Early detection and screening

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Early detection, the path to the good life

Cancer screening saves lives. Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy knows this firsthand as a colorectal cancer survivor. Through routine cancer screening, his cancer was found early so he could go on to live a Good Life. This video is a call to action for everyone to take responsibility for their health by regularly getting screened for cancer.

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Making tracks – Health screening for bowel cancer

This informational video promotes screening awareness for bowel cancer among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Survivors and caregivers share their experiences and discuss screening options.

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A PAP test can save your life

I am me – Young Easkasoni First Nation women talk about why it is important to have a regular PAP test.

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A Man’s Story: Prostate Cancer in the Aboriginal community

Facilitated by Prostate Cancer Canada and its Network in Thunder Bay, “A Man’s Story” is a video on prostate cancer in the Aboriginal community in Ontario, and the importance of its early detection and treatment. Prostate cancer is one of the three leading cancers in Aboriginal men in Ontario and the cause of many unnecessary deaths.

Living with cancer

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women discuss their experiences with breast cancer

About two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are diagnosed with cancer every day. Indigenous Australians have a higher rate of cancer diagnosis and are fifty per cent more likely to die from cancer than non-Indigenous Australians.

Cancer Australia is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to reduce the impact of cancer on Indigenous Australians. This series of four videos is intended to promote awareness for early detection of breast cancer

 

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Beryl’s story

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Ivy’s story

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Marilyn’s story

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Topsy’s story

 

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Breath – The spirit of the heart is a video

From the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, these inspirational, personal, real-life reflections offer strategies and tips from First Nations people who have quit non-traditional tobacco use.

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Canadian Virtual Hospice

These twelve short videos range from palliative and end of life care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis to Elders sharing their experiences and beliefs about death and dying in the Aboriginal world. They send comforting words to Aboriginal families in their time of need, to help with the healing process.

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Aboriginal support for those living with cancer

This video provides information on the Aboriginal patient navigator who helps Aboriginal patients and their families at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, ON.

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Australian National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Forum, 2014

In line with the Forum theme, “Working together on cancer,” Cancer Australia brought together over 150 health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, to build capacity to address the significant disparities in cancer outcomes.

Last updated: July 14, 2015