If you lose cultural continuity, you lose language. If you were a status indian there are additional benefits and treatments. Indigenous peoples without their consultation, consent, or choice: youth suicides in first nations decrease with more cultural continuity factors present, obesity phac 2011, self-reported obesity remains more prevalent among aboriginal peoples than in the canadian non- Canada where male>female: complications of diabetes in fns, <40% fn on-reserve population with diabetes attend diabetes clinics and/or receive diabetes education. 1996): tookenay (president of the native physicians association in canada, 1996) Set agenda, money management, own resources, responsibility to community: the state of fn health: determinants of health, socioeconomic status ( 15 yrs) Unemployment - 25% vs 4-10% rest of canada. Some fns have been given more control of their affairs: housing, lifestyle. Traditional activities: access to health care. Personnel - non-native and native: nutrition.