Environmental Health for First Nations - Your Health Outdoors

First Nations are intimately connected to the land and the environment. Every season provides an opportunity to appreciate the beauty and bounty of nature and to take part in outdoor activities. Being outdoors or on the land offers many benefits to First Nations such as exercise, hunting, fishing and recreation. As well, it is an ideal learning environment for all types of traditional knowledge teachings. Being outdoors is also positively linked to health and well-being.

Each community has its own unique geography, wildlife, plant life and climate. Your Health Outdoors spring and summer, and fall and winter are easy-to-use guides with information about environmental health issues linked to both seasons. They also include useful tips and a list of resources you can use so that your outdoor activities are environmentally safe and you can enjoy many seasons to come.

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