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BCAFN Celebrates World Water Day With The Tsilhqot’in Nation

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Mar. 22, 2019) – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is celebrating World Water Day with the Tŝilhqot’in and other First Nations in Vancouver today. Chiefs and supporters are holding ceremonies and rallies in events during the day as they stand to protect this life sustaining resource. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201917 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald on the Importance of World Water Day

(Toronto, March 22, 2019) Today, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald is commemorating the 26th annual World Water Day along side First Nations leadership in Ontario. This year’s theme “Water for All” is quintessential to recognizing the inherent rights and responsibility to protect the waterways within Canada, and ensuring that First Nations are receiving the same […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201916 Views

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Fleming College: Ecosystem Management Technology program proudly presents 11th annual EcoHealth Conference

Lindsay ON – (March 20, 2019) – Organized by students in the Ecosystem Management Technology program, the 11th annual EcoHealth Conference will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Fleming College’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ont. This year’s conference, Redefining Sustainability from the Group Up, will explore how the health of ecosystems is inextricably […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201921 Views

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Nunavut community hosts vaccination clinic to stem hepatitis A outbreak – Nunatsiaq News

March, 21 2019 Chesterfield Inlet residents can get immunized at their local health centre Nunavut health officials are hosting a free vaccination clinic in Chesterfield Inlet during the week to help stem an outbreak of hepatitis A. A handful of cases of the viral infection were confirmed in the Kivalliq community of 450 this past […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201933 Views

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Unicef Canada: Federal budget offers promising new investments in children in Canada and around the world

Ottawa, 19 March 2019 – The federal government’s latest budget includes welcome new investments in children and youth, said UNICEF Canada’s One Youth. Important funding is promised to First Nations, Métis and Inuit children to help close gaps in basic services and a renewed focus on child and youth mental health. New initiatives also include making […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201930 Views

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Schizophrenia Society of Sask. pilot project aims to reach underserved groups – The Star Phoenix

“No matter how much any of us claim to be professionals, the people who are living with that illness are the true professionals.” March 19, 2019 Thanks to a grant from the City of Regina, the Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan is close to launching a pilot project aimed at reaching historically underserved and marginalized groups. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201931 Views

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Free vaccines offered in Chesterfield Inlet as hep A outbreak continues – CBC

Health officials are encouraging anyone older than 6 months who hasn’t had the virus to get vaccinated Mar 20, 2019 A free public hepatitis A vaccination clinic is being offered in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, as the virus continues circulating in the community. Health officials first warned about the virus at the end of January. At least 11 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201925 Views

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Cree conference offers training for front-line workers to help 2-spirited youth – CBC

Eeyou-Eenou Invitational 2-Spirit Conference begins Thursday in Montreal Mar 20, 2019 A Cree two-spirited advocate from northern Quebec wants front-line workers in First Nation communities to better understand the Indigenous LGBTQ2 youth living there. Mathias (Maloose) Jolly is an author and one of the organizers of the Eeyou-Eenou Invitational 2-Spirit Conference running March 21-23 in Montreal. This year, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201924 Views

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NU Government: Hepatitis A outbreak – Update and Public Vaccine Clinic

March 19, 2019 Hepatitis A continues to circulate in Chesterfield Inlet. Chesterfield Inlet Health Centre will be offering the Hepatitis A vaccine free of charge to all community members wishing to receive it. The public vaccine clinic started this week and will run from 1-5 p.m., Monday to Friday, until further notice. Individuals six months […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201925 Views

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Creating opportunity in Prince George with B.C.’s new poverty reduction strategy

March 19, 2019 PRINCE GEORGE – An innovative Prince George program will provide training and create work opportunities, which are central to TogetherBC, the Province’s new poverty reduction strategy. “Willing and capable people who want to work find the confidence and the opportunity they need to reach their goals through programs, such as The First […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201935 Views

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Healing Camp For Families Impacted by MMIWG Wraps Up in Old Crow – CHON FM

March 19 2019 The four-day event consisted of sled dog rides, snowmobiling trips, and a history of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. Following a healing camp that occurred in Old Crow  for the families and friends impacted by the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry, event coordinator Lorraine Netro says the event was a positive […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201949 Views

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Stoney Nakoda Fire Department disbands – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Mar 19, 2019 STONEY NAKODA – The Stoney Nakoda Fire Department is no longer responding to emergency calls on the First Nation reserve after being disolved last week, leaving 3,700 residents vulnerable to emergencies. Jeff Beddome, the fire chief for the department, unexpectedly resigned from his position last week and told area fire chiefs in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201948 Views

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Province launches first poverty reduction strategy, TogetherBC

March 18, 2019 SURREY – British Columbia’s first poverty reduction strategy, TogetherBC, outlines programs and initiatives that will help reduce overall poverty in the province by 25%, and cut child poverty in half, over the next five years. “Together, we can build a fairer province by bringing down barriers and giving people the services and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 201933 Views

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Open Letter: UBCIC Urges BC to Address the Risks Orphan Gas and Oil Wells Pose to the Environment and Welfare of Citizens and First Nations

March 18, 2019 The Honorable George Heyman Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy PO Box 9047, Station Prov Gov Victoria, BC V8W 9E2 Via Email: ENV.Minister@gov.bc.ca The Honorable Michelle Mungall Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources PO Box 9060, Station Prov Gov Victoria, BC, V8W 9E2 Via Email: EMPR.Minister@gov.bc.ca Open Letter: UBCIC Urges BC […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201949 Views

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Partners Move Forward on Child and Family Wellbeing in Yukon

March 18, 2019 — Kwanlin (Whitehorse), Yukon — Indigenous Services CanadaIndigenous Services Canada, the Government of Yukon’s Department of Health and Social Services, and Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Council of Yukon First Nations who were all selected by the Yukon First Nations Health and Social Development Commission, are pleased to announce […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201935 Views

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AB Government: First Nations getting new water systems

In 2017, Premier Rachel Notley committed $100 million to deliver clean drinking water to the boundaries of First Nations. Ten projects are now underway that will benefit 14 First Nations across the province. Alberta’s First Nations Regional Drinking Water Tie-In Program is a collaboration between First Nations, the Alberta government, municipalities or water commissions and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201935 Views

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Government of Canada supports survivors of gender-based violence in Edmonton

March 15, 2019 – Edmonton, Alberta – Department for Women and Gender Equality Ending gender-based violence is crucial if we are serious about giving everyone the same opportunities to join and grow Canada’s middle class. We all benefit when women, girls and people of all genders are safe and free to live their lives to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201926 Views

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USask launches training for health researchers engaging with Indigenous communities

Mar 12, 2019 The in-person training module, entitled Building Research Relationships with Indigenous Communities (BRRIC), is the first of its kind in Canada. It seeks to provide researchers with the basic tools and knowledge to build meaningful research relationships in a good way with Indigenous peoples and their communities. “Indigenous people deserve to work with […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2019167 Views

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Government of Canada highlights investment of $10M in 15 research projects at the University of Manitoba

March 15, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada is home to highly trained and creative health researchers, and the Government of Canada is proud to support their important work. Today, while touring the research facilities at the University of Manitoba on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201979 Views

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Native Child and Family Services Students Learn How to Treat an Overdose

On Monday March 11, 2019, as part of their Mental Health and Addictions class, the second year Native Child and Family Services (NCFS) students collaborated with Tanis Miller and two of her paramedic students to learn about the science of substances and overdose treatment techniques to act quickly to save lives, and make the paramedics […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201952 Views

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Conversations beginning with Indigenous men and boys on cycle of abuse: Bennett – National Observer

March 15th 2019 A $200-million component of the settlement for abuses at federally run schools for Indigenous children should help address the long-term pain of male survivors, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Thursday after a regional chief sounded the alarm this week about a lack of supports aimed at Indigenous men and boys. Nearly […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201936 Views

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Dene Tha’ First Nation on course for clean water

March 14, 2019 In a historic partnership with the Dene Tha’ First Nation, the Alberta government is bringing safe and reliable drinking water to the nation. The $2.1-million project will connect the Dene Tha’ First Nation in Bushe River to the Town of High Level water treatment plant by waterline. This is the 10th project […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201956 Views

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Statement: Minister of Indigenous Services and Cat Lake First Nation sign final Memorandum of Agreement to address housing and health challenges

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO (March 14, 2019) — Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement regarding the signing of the final Memorandum of Agreement with Cat Lake First Nation: “Earlier today, Chief Keewaykapow, the councilors of Cat Lake First Nation, representatives from Windigo First Nations Council and I signed the final […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201968 Views

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Conversations beginning with Indigenous men and boys on cycle of abuse: Bennett – The Windsor Star

March 14, 2019 OTTAWA — A $200-million component of the settlement for abuses at federally run schools for Indigenous children should help address the long-term pain of male survivors, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Thursday after a regional chief sounded the alarm this week about a lack of supports aimed at Indigenous men and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201933 Views

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Alliance seeks creation of facility to combat addictions – Winnipeg Free Press

March 14, 2019 ON Sept. 19, 2015, an eclectic group of about 20 Winnipeggers gathered at the McPhillips Station Casino to test their luck. The crew included police officers, firefighters and paramedics. Indigenous leaders, such as Damon Johnston of the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg, attended, as did business leaders, such as Mark Chipman of True […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201951 Views

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RNAO celebrates journalists for tackling issues that are important to Ontarians

TORONTO, March 13, 2019 – Journalists who investigated efforts to combat opioids and support health- care needs in remote and Indigenous communities are among those honoured by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) annual Media Awards. Of nine winning entries, seven examined challenges in health care and efforts to overcome them, including a program to support […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201932 Views

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Improving primary care for Surrey’s Indigenous population

SURREY – The Indigenous Primary Health and Wellness Home is the first clinic of its kind in Fraser Health. The clinic is now offering culturally safe and holistic care to Indigenous people in Surrey. “This is a new model for improving primary care for Indigenous peoples in the region,“ said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201944 Views

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If Dene want an apology for tuberculosis treatment, they might have to ask for it – CBC

Federal government apology ‘result [of] years of advocacy by Inuit,’ says Minister Carolyn Bennett’s office Mar 13, 2019 Sonny MacDonald remembers hearing boys his age cry themselves to sleep at the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital in Edmonton the 1940s. He was one of them. MacDonald, who is now almost 80, was sent south from Fort Chipewyan, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201935 Views

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Letter to The Editor: Mental health crisis requires more action and less talk – Cape Breton Post

March 13, 2019 I feel very strongly that this mental health issue, especially in Indigenous communities, has been largely neglected and that promised support is well overdue. The need for mental support services for the entirety of the population within Canada is shown through popular media such as the Bell Lets Talk campaign but specific […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201942 Views

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USask hosts planetary health conference

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is bringing the planetary health discussion and a number of expert keynote presenters to Saskatoon this week to examine the delicate interdependencies of human civilization and nature. Mar 11, 2019 Planetary health acknowledges the interdependence of human health and the health of the planet. The second annual People […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201947 Views

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The Minister of Health highlights investment of $275M in more than 370 research projects across Canada

March 12, 2019 – Quebec City, QC – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada is home to highly trained and creative health researchers, and the Government of Canada is proud to support their important work. Today the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, highlighted a recent federal investment of $275 million to support more […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201955 Views

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Apologies are fine, but Ottawa should address high rates of TB in north now – Toronto Star

March 11, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did the right thing last week when he formally apologized for Canada’s treatment of Inuit people who were stricken with tuberculosis during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. During that epidemic, thousands of Inuit were cruelly taken from their families and shipped off to sanatoriums in the south because […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201944 Views

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CIHR invests in future research leaders in maternal, reproductive, child and youth health and highlights innovative and impactful knowledge translation initiative

March 11, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Canadian Institutes of Health Research The foundation for good health begins at the earliest stages of life. It starts with the reproductive health of parents and then continues throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and into the early years of life. This period is associated with numerous health challenges for […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 201942 Views

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UBCIC Recognizes Opioid Crisis as “A State of Emergency”

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – March 11, 2019) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is demanding action by BC Premier John Horgan, Attorney General David Eby, and Minister of Finance Carole James, as well as Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy, on the escalating opioid crisis that is devastating First Nations communities […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 201970 Views

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National Inquiry offers support for community gatherings and events

Vancouver, March 8, 2019 — The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls today announced it is offering funding assistance for organizations to host community gatherings and events to further the healing of families and survivors of violence and to mark the occasion of the end of the National Inquiry’s mandate. “We’ve […]

by pmnationtalk on March 11, 201966 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Seamus O’Regan to highlight major investment in health research at Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – March 11, 2019 – The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, will highlight an investment in health research at Memorial University. Media are invited to participate in a media availability with Minister O’Regan and join a tour of the university’s research facilities. Researchers will also be available to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 11, 201947 Views

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UBCIC congratulates DEWC on the opening of their 24-hour shelter on International Women’s Day

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – March 8, 2019) This International Women’s Day, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) has cause not only to celebrate the perseverance and indomitable strength of women who have waged and won countless battles for equal rights, but the achievements and contributions of Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre’s (DEWC). Upholding the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 11, 201932 Views

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Health Canada Sets New Guideline for Lead in Drinking Water

Latest in series of Government actions to protect Canadians from exposure to lead March 8, 2019 – Health Canada – Ottawa The Government of Canada is committed to safeguarding the health of all Canadians and to protecting the environment from toxic substances, including lead. Based on the latest science, Health Canada, in collaboration with the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 11, 201930 Views

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#safeSPACES a Key Strategy for Reflection on International Women’s Day

On March 8th the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) celebrates International Women’s Day as a way to inspire and honour achievements, while encouraging greater advancements and equality. As ONWA’s Executive Director I was honoured when, in 2017, ONWA was selected to deliver the Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Liaisons (IAHTL) Project under Ontario’s Strategy to End Human […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2019104 Views

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NWT Chief Public Health Officer declares measles outbreak in Inuvik after 2nd case – CKLB News

March 7, 2019 The Chief Public Health Officer for the Northwest Territories has declared a measles outbreak in Inuvik. Dr. Kami Kandola’s declaration follows a second person in Inuvik being diagnosed with measles, showing symptoms on February 28th. According to a news release from the Department of Health and Social Services, the infectious period is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201954 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Funding for Innovative Project to Help Prevent Teen Dating Violence

Project will integrate technology and art therapy tools to teach youth how to identify and prevent gender-based violence March 8, 2019  – Ottawa, Ontario – Public Health Agency of Canada It is important for youth to learn about healthy relationships and ways to prevent gender‑based violence, including teen and youth dating violence. Gender-based violence has […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201953 Views

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Government of Canada celebrates International Women’s Day by making historic investment in women’s movement

Over 250 projects from women’s and Indigenous organizations across Canada will receive funding to ensure they can continue providing essential supports to women and their families March 8, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide essential services to our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201985 Views

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Tuberculosis in Indigenous communities

Learn about tuberculosis (TB) and the importance of taking steps to prevent the spread of the disease. On this page What is TB? Symptoms Diagnosis and treatment TB and Indigenous communities Factors that increase the chance of developing active TB What is TB? TB is an infectious disease caused by bacteria spread through the air when someone […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201946 Views

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Children suffer from rashes due to mould – The Chronicle Journal

March 08, 2019 More than 100 children at Cat Lake First Nation are suffering from skin rashes linked to the band’s ongoing black-mould crisis, advocates for the remote community said Thursday. In a letter to Premier Doug Ford, NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa renewed calls on the province to play a greater role in solving the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201984 Views

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On International Women’s Day, Government of Canada announces program to provide $3.5 million in annual funding to prevent workplace harassment and violence

March 8, 2019               Gatineau, Quebec         Employment and Social Development Canada All Canadians deserve a workplace that is free of harassment and violence. That is why the Government of Canada is making significant investments to help protect federally regulated employees from these unacceptable behaviours. Today, on International Women’s Day, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201957 Views

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February 2019 progress update on long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve

March 7, 2019 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, ON — Indigenous Services Canada The federal government remains steadfast and on track in its commitment to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve by March 2021. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided the department’s monthly progress update and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201946 Views

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Government of Canada supports survivors of gender-based violence in Manitoba

March 7, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Department for Women and Gender Equality Ending gender-based violence is crucial if we are serious about giving everyone the same opportunities to join and grow Canada’s middle class. We all benefit when women, girls and people of all genders are safe and free to live their lives to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201953 Views

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Cape Breton branch Canadian Mental Health Association closing – Cape Breton Post

March 07, 2019 SYDNEY, N.S. — The Canadian Mental Health Association Cape Breton branch will cease to exist as of May 28 but the Cape Breton Post has learned the group plans to continuing operating under a different name. Overseen by a board of directors, the organization is part of the CMHA Nova Scotia division […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201945 Views

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Grand Chief Kavanaugh reacts to court decision on health curriculum

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – Today Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty 3, delivered the following statement: “Grand Council Treaty 3 is committed to advancing the best interests of Anishinaabe young people in our communities. We intervened in the judicial review of the Ford government’s rollback of the province’s Health and Physical Education Curriculum […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201939 Views

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QIA releases Food Sovereignty and Harvesting Report

Iqaluit, Nunavut – March 6, 2019 – Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) released a food sovereignty and harvesting report today outlining a forward looking, solution oriented approach to Nunavut’s food problems. In the Arctic, much of the conversation about food is centered on food insecurity, the release of the new Canada Food Guide provides an opening for […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 201999 Views

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