Elukuti'kw wjit Naji-Wlo'ltinenew Utanminal.
We are working toward better health for all in our communities.

Tajikeimɨk is the new and developing health and wellness organization being created to lead health transformation for Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia.

Health transformation is the process of the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia taking control of the design and delivery of their health and wellness services to improve overall health for individuals and communities.

Over this multi-year journey, the health transformation process will build on, grow and evolve the health and wellness services and programs used by Mi’kmaw people in Nova Scotia, with a focus on high-quality, culturally safe and wholistic approaches.

The Chiefs and Health Directors from the 13 First Nations in Nova Scotia have long been working in their communities, and with Mi’kmaw organizations, to address gaps in health services and improve wellness. This work has created a strong foundation to build health transformation.

Latest Updates

  • Indigenous Nurses Day 2024: Living Legacies Video

    Frances MacInyre and Malglit Pelletier are retired Mi’kmaw nurses from Unama’ki. In this video they talk about their careers at home and beyond, challenges they overcame, and what the nursing profession means to them. The video was created by the L’nu Nursing Initiative, with support from the Office of Healthcare Professionals and Tajikeimɨk.

  • Indigenous Nurses Day 2024: L'nu Nursing Dream Team Video

    T.C. and Maddie Bernard are high school sweethearts turned healthcare heroes. Their support of each other to pursue their dreams and give back to their community is inspiring the next generation of Mi’kmaw nurses. The video was created by the L’nu Nursing Initiative, with support from the Office of Healthcare Professionals and Tajikeimɨk.

  • Read the newest edition of Aknutmaqn ~ news and updates from Tajikeimɨk!

    This issue features the following stories: Embracing voices: shaping Mi’kmaw health and wellness through Mawio’mi’ji’j, Baby Smiles, a Mi’kmaw children’s book promotes healthy dental habits for life. And more!!

  • Privacy Officer Services to Support Health Transformation

    We are seeking proposals for Privacy Officer Services to Support Health Transformation for Mi’kmaw Communities in Nova Scotia.

  • Mawio'mi'ji'j

    This fall, Tajikeimɨk and Health Directors are hosting Mawio'mi'ji'j events in Mi’kmaw communities across Nova Scotia! The Mawio'mi'j'ijs are dedicated sessions where community members come together to discuss, dream, and determine the future of health and wellness in our Mi'kmaq communities. Through talking circles, discussions, and collective envisioning.

  • Statement of Work for a Privacy Impact Assessment

    We are seeking a Privacy Specialist to develop a Privacy Impact Assessment for the Early Years Impact Database

  • Mi’kmaq Chiefs, Government of Canada, and Nova Scotia sign trilateral Memorandum of Understanding to advance Mi’kmaq health and wellness

    On April 21, 2023, 13 Mi’kmaq Chiefs, Federal Minister of Indigenous Services and Nova Scotia Minister of Health and Wellness signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding on the next steps to help transform the design and delivery of health services for Mi’kmaq throughout the province of Nova Scotia.

  • Download, watch and listen to the Baby Smiles ~ Weskewikwa'sit mijua'ji’j book!

    Baby Smiles is a project by the Tui’kn Partnership. Download, watch and listen to the book - for free! Help us share the book with helpful tools.

  • Book Launch: Baby Smiles ~ Weskewikwa'sit mijua'ji’j, a children’s book for healthy, happy baby teeth

    Baby Smiles is a project by the Tui’kn Partnership. It provides healthy habits to promote baby's healthy teeth, and is being distributed to new mothers and caregivers throughout Nova Scotia.

  • More Funding to Support Healthcare Recruitment in Mi’kmaw Communities

    Funding for a magazine and website focusing on Mi’kmaw nurses and career opportunities - NS Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment

  • Tajikeimɨk to receive funding to support care for mental health, addictions in community

    Tajikeimɨk to receive $150,000 in funding from NS Office of Addictions and Mental Health

  • Read Aknutmaqn ~ news and updates from Tajikeimik

    Includes stories on Mawio’mi 2022: Developing our vision for health and wellness, your feedback on the event, next steps for engagement and event photos

  • MFI Annual Report: Tajikeimɨk Early Years

    Check out the Martin Family Initiative's annual report excerpt on the new Tajikeimɨk Early Years program

  • New cultural safety curriculum for clinicians

    First Nations, Mi'kmaq-led research leads to cultural safety curriculum for clinicians, IWK Health and Tajikeimɨk

Join us on this journey

Community organizations and members will have opportunities to help shape and develop health and wellness programs and service priorities for the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia. Stay up to date with progress by following us on social media.

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