Good health within reach

 By Maggie Macintosh  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Manitoba First Nations School System is celebrating the end of a historic week after hosting its inaugural diabetes camp and an indoor rock-climbing championship, both of which promoted the importance of regular exercise among youth. About 20 campers, each of whom has Type 1 or 2 diabetes, has a family member with a diagnosis, or is at-risk of developing the chronic disease. went to a winter retreat in Headingley where they learned to snowshoe and read nutritional labels. Also this week, more than 100 visitors arrived in Bloodvein First Nation to compete in the Indigenous-run school board’s first annual climbing contest Thursday. Miskooseepi School is home to “the ultimate jungle gym,” said Mike Thomas, a phys-ed and health program facilitator. “When kids…

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