Item Open AccessArcher Library Award 2018 - Reflective Essay(University of Regina Library, 2018-01) Burki, SaadiaMary Chipanshi introduced me to the Archer Library and its services via my INHS 100 class. She discussed and demonstrated how to use Quick Find to find useful research. I planned to write about the health concerns of Aboriginals. When I typed in the keywords, such as “Health” and “Aboriginal” into Quick Find, I got more than 51,000 results. This proved to be too broad a topic so she advised us to break it down and focus on smaller topics. That is how I decided on a more specific research topic of the prevalence of diabetes within the Aboriginal community. Item Open AccessThe Prevalence of Diabetes in Aboriginal Communities:(University of Regina Library, 2017-11-10) Burki, SaadiaThe loss of culture, tradition, language, and land were some of the few ghastly effects of colonization the Indigenous people of Canada experienced. Among their losses was the loss of health which resulted in Aboriginal peoples in the latter half century to have adverse health effects. Diabetes, a prevalent health challenge affecting the Indigenous community in Canada, has been induced by a metabolic syndrome stemming from biological, genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. To resolve this issue, we must have an increased awareness of the history regarding Indigenous health and reconciliation of the past, while enforcing primary intervention, frequent screening, and educational programs.