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MB Government: Province Seeks Community-Based Service Providers to Deliver 24-7 Supports to Vulnerable Children and Families

November 21, 2019 Community Helpers will Help Prevent Apprehensions, Placement Breakdowns: Stefanson The Manitoba government is making $525,000 in grant funding available to recruit, train and employ ‘community helpers’ to provide services that reduce the risk of Child and Family Services (CFS) apprehension or placement breakdown, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “Our government is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20199 Views

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Yukon First Nations launch nutritional meals program in rural communities

November 20, 2019 Children and youth in Yukon First Nations rural communities will have access to two meals a day, five days per week with a new initiative launched through the Council of Yukon First Nations. A group proposal submitted by CYFN totalling $4.4 million in Jordan’s Principle funding was recently approved by Indigenous Services […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20198 Views

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Nunavik prepares to take action on suicide prevention strategy – Nunatsiaq News

First workshop sets out goals and path toward putting plan in place 21 November, 2019 Earlier this month, representatives from organizations across Nunavik gathered in Kuujjuaq to try to address the high rate of suicide in the region. “What gave me a lot of encouragement was that these participants were very eager to start something, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20198 Views

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Noojimo Mikana Research as Reconciliation Carrie Bourassa TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan

Credit: TEDx Talks The Indigenous community makes up roughly 16% of the total population of Saskatchewan. With many of these communities being remote, it is important to take their needs into account when entering research agreements with them. By fostering an environment of mentorship at the service of the communities, Carrie has been able to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201919 Views

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BC Government: Students supported with better access to more mental health programs

Nov. 20, 2019 VICTORIA – A $2-million provincewide investment in school-based student mental health will help ensure kids can access support when they need it and that they feel safe and connected at school. Each of the province’s 60 school districts will receive a portion of the funds, allocated as a school capacity-building grant, to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201926 Views

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Ontario Launches Free Routine Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors

November 20, 2019 TORONTO — As part of its comprehensive plan to end hallway health care, Ontario is investing in programs that keep seniors healthy in their communities longer. Each year in Ontario, preventable dental issues like gum disease, infections and chronic pain lead to more than 60,000 emergency department visits by patients, of which […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201926 Views

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BC Government: Additional support, awareness needed to prevent infant sleep deaths

Nov. 19, 2019 VICTORIA – Expanding low-barrier and culturally safe public health services to vulnerable families, improving continuity of care and service co-ordination, and determining the need for a provincial approach for reviewing infant mortality are key recommendations of a death review panel into sudden infant deaths. Each year, approximately 23 infants under the age […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201912 Views

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New clinic at CHEO focused on the needs of Inuit children – OttawaMatters.com

Last year, 2,200 patients from Nunavut visited the children’s hospital. A first of its kind health clinic for Inuit peoples’ has opened at CHEO. Last year, 2,200 patients from Nunavut visited the children’s hospital some 2,000 kilometres away from home. The Aakuluk clinic will serve as a hub for children and youth from Nunavut who […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201914 Views

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FNHA: Indigenous Women’s Heart Health – Culture and Ceremony play a role

Did you know that symptoms of heart attacks can be experienced differently in men and women, and that women have different risks and outcomes with cardiovascular diseases? Heart health is important for everyone, and Indigenous people, both men and women, are at higher risk for heart attacks and other forms of cardiovascular disease, including strokes, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201917 Views

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AMC congratulates Bear Clan on food security accomplishments

Treaty 1 Territory, Manitoba – Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) congratulate the Bear Clan Patrol Inc. on today’s fundraiser launch for the Bear Clan Food Security program. “Bear Clan continues to provide valuable services to our urban First Nations people in Winnipeg. Not only do they work to keep […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201920 Views

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MB Government: Enhanced Mental Health Services will Make it Easier for Children and Youth to Receive Timely Care

November 18, 2019 $4.2-Million Investment Will Increase Timely Access to Care for Children and Their Families: Friesen The Manitoba government will invest more than $4.2 million to improve mental health services, making it easier for children and youth to receive assessments and treatment, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “Children and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201924 Views

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New Decanal Team announced at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Following an extensive search to fill four key leadership roles, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce its new decanal team. “Since July 1, a major priority was to recruit for these key leadership positions,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO. “I was delighted by the quality of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201922 Views

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Just 5 drops of blood could help fight Hep C on remote B.C. reserves – CBC

A new, simpler blood test helps screen for disease with HIV and syphilis tests next, says Indigenous agency Nov 18, 2019 An Indigenous agency hopes a simple new hepatitis C test, done by a lay person drawing just five drops of blood, will eliminate the high rates of serious liver infection in several remote B.C. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201920 Views

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2010 coroner’s investigation raised questions over Thunder Bay hospital’s discharge practices – CBC

Managers had told coroner that hospital would develop strategy for discharge of at-risk patients Nov 18, 2019 A coroner’s investigation raised questions about the Thunder Bay hospital’s discharge practices for vulnerable patients almost 10 years before a 19-year-old First Nations man was found dead hours after he was discharged, CBC News has learned. According to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201939 Views

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A market for healthy eating in Winnipeg’s North End: Bear Clan program helps provide access to fresh food – CBC

Selkirk Avenue food security program serves an average of 117 people per day; helped over 400 on one day Nov 18, 2019 Nearly every day of the week, volunteers and staff with Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol guide hundreds of people through a warehouse where they keep donated products, earmarked for people who have difficulty accessing […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201929 Views

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Lakehead University explains why security guards hand out taxi vouchers – Tbnewswatch.com

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler raised questions after the death of a man discharged from hospital. THUNDER BAY — A spokesperson for Lakehead University says the school gives its security guards taxi chits to help ensure the safety of students and members of the public when required. The university provided clarification of its policy after the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201920 Views

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MOU Between MN-S and U of S

Making sure Métis patients’ voices are heard and the gaps in programs and services are identified, analyzed, documented and disseminated using robust academic methodologies, is the main thrust of a new agreement signed between the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) Ministry of Health and researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S). The MOU was inked […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201957 Views

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Memorial U: Faculty of Medicine to host third Aboriginal Health Symposium

DATE: Nov. 15 Registration is now open for Memorial University’s third Aboriginal Health Symposium. The half-day event will showcase Aboriginal education and research taking place at Memorial and feature keynote speaker Dr. Debbie Martin, Tier ll Canada Research Chair, Indigenous Peoples Health and Well-Being, as well as a discussion with the Visiting Elders Project Panel. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201962 Views

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Message from Dr. Shoo Lee, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health – for World Prematurity Day and National Child Day

Building a Healthy Foundation for Life At the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (CIHR-IHDCYH), we are dedicated to ensuring the best start in life for children and their families across Canada. We are committed to doing so in collaboration with our fellow Institutes and partners in Canada and internationally. November includes […]

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Here’s how Metlakatla First Nation in British Columbia tackles acidic water – Global News

November 15, 2019 Perched on a rocky shoreline near the tip of British Columbia’s blustery northwest coast is Metlakatla First Nation, a Tsimshian (or Ts’msyen) village of around 120 people. It’s an ancient site, with Tsimshian ancestry stretching back at least 5,500 years. Fifteen minutes away by ferry, the port city of Prince Rupert is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201934 Views

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‘Resilience Montreal’ opens its doors, and a safe space for the urban Indigenous population – APTN News

November 14, 2019 The inauguration ceremony at Resilience Montreal – a day center intended for the city’s homeless Indigenous population – was not yet over when clients started lining up at the door to get inside. For two weeks, volunteer workers and organizations like Architects Without Borders toiled to transform an old commercial space into […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201938 Views

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Historic Indigenous rights bill tabled in B.C.

Credit: CBC News A historic Indigenous rights bill has been tabled in B.C. If passed, the province would be the first in Canada to legally implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201935 Views

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FNHA Signs MOU With RCCbc to Promote Rural Health Collaboration

Coast Salish Territory – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCBC) have signed an agreement to work together to improve access to primary health services in rural communities through a structured process to ensure full and meaningful collaboration between the two partners. The signing ceremony took place at […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201930 Views

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RCY-BC: Representative’s Statement on SSCCY report

Nov. 14, 2019 I would like to commend the Legislature’s all-party Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth on the completion and recent release of its report Children and Youth with Neuro-Diverse Special Needs. The report takes an important step toward creating a fuller understanding of the experiences of children, youth and their families in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201923 Views

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MKO Encouraging First Nations People to Get Tested and Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes on World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is issuing this statement in recognition of World Diabetes Day. The day falls on November 14 each year. The theme for this year’s World Diabetes Day is “Family and Diabetes.” MKO is encouraging First Nations people in Northern Manitoba to request […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201930 Views

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Groundbreaking forum explores high rates of addiction among Indigenous people – CTV News

November 14, 2019 CALGARY – Doctors from across the country have gathered in Calgary for a first-of-its-kind forum focusing on Indigenous issues, including high rates of addiction. The Harm Reduction Forum will hear practical ways health care providers, researchers and members of the community can support people impacted by addictions in indigenous communities. According to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2019103 Views

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Climate change: Time for health care sector to do its part, says new report by the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

November 14, 2019 “It’s time to own up to our climate impact”: Lancet report finds Canada’s health care sector contributing to global climate crisis A report that tracks the world’s progress on health and climate change says Canada needs to take coordinated steps to green its health care system. The Lancet Countdown on health and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201947 Views

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Bearskin Lake First Nation to Evacuate due to Flooding Threat

THUNDER BAY, ON (November 13, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement as Bearskin Lake First Nation Chief Rodney McKay has called for an evacuation due to the threat of flooding due to an ice jam along the Severn River downstream from the remote community: “Chief and Council have […]

by aanationtalk on November 13, 201947 Views

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DREAMT Using telehealth to support Indigenous people with dementia

Credit: UQ Faculty of Medicine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, experience dementia at a rate three-to-five times higher than the non-Indigenous population in Australia. The DREAMT project, funded by the Department of Social Services and implemented by The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health, is a telehealth service for dementia care for Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201936 Views

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Government of AB: Planning for the future of seniors services

The province, civil society organizations and private-sector groups are working together to help Alberta support an aging population. The Vision 2030 for Seniors Services Symposium and a pre-symposium event run Nov. 13-14 in Edmonton. The events are bringing together a diverse group of health-care and front?line service providers, researchers, caregivers and technology innovators. More than […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201939 Views

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Canadian research funding organizations sign San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

November 13, 2019 – Canada’s five major national research funders are pleased to join research leaders around the world who are working to strengthen research excellence by ensuring robust, equitable and impactful measures of research assessment. The Government of Canada’s research funding agencies — the This link will take you to another Web site Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201934 Views

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NL Government: Community Garden Support Program Bringing Communities Together to Share Fresh, Local Food

November 13, 2019 The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, today provided an update on the Community Garden Support Program, an initiative to increase food self-sufficiency, access to fresh foods, and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Since launching the program in April 2019, the department has approved 101 eligible applicants, for a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201927 Views

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National Diabetes Month 2019: Let’s Talk About Living Well with Diabetes – FNHA

Nov 12, 2019 Recently the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study released its findings and urged decision-makers to “address systemic problems related to food,” and “support sustainable and healthy lifestyles.” The recommendations are especially important for Indigenous people in Canada, who face higher rates of diabetes than non-Indigenous people. While decision makers at a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201939 Views

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Council of Canadian Academies: Antimicrobial resistance poses significant risk to people, the economy

November 12, 2019 – Ottawa, ON In Canada, 26% of infections are resistant to the medicines that are generally first prescribed to treat an infection, a rate that could rise to 40% or beyond in the coming decades, according to an expert panel convened by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). By 2050, a total […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201929 Views

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After a decade of delays, there’s now debate on where James Bay hospital should be built – CBC

Plans call for Weeneebayko General Hospital to move from Moose Factory to Moosonee Nov 13, 2019 There is no debate that at nearly 70 years old, the Weeneebayko General Hospital in Moose Factory is showing its age and leaning towards retirement. “It’s got three floors, no elevator and a wooden roof. And we’re on an […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201920 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, November 13, 2019

November 13, 2019 Canadian Health Measures Survey: Environmental laboratory data, 2016 and 2017 Bisphenol A (BPA) and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are both used in industrial processing to create various products that Canadians use regularly. BPA is used in the production of some food and drink containers, food packaging, thermal printing paper, as well as consumer […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201918 Views

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Why Are Indigenous People Dying At The Border?

Credit: AJ+  At least six Maya people from Guatemala have died at the border. Five were children. We spoke to Maya immigrants in the United States about how Indigenous people are often left out of the immigration conversation.

by pmnationtalk on November 12, 201976 Views

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MB Government: Province Expands Supports for Vulnerable Youth

November 12, 2019 Enhanced Addictions Services Help Address Growing Community Need: Stefanson The Manitoba government is investing more than $4.9 million over three years to help at-risk or sexually exploited youth by improving access to mental health and addictions treatment that includes Indigenous-led supports, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “There is nothing more important […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201937 Views

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Report: Rate of Food Bank Use Among Single People Hits Record High

Nearly half of all visits are by single person households, driven by people with disabilities and those on pensions TORONTO, ON – November 12, 2019 – The rate of food bank use has hit a record high among single person households, even as overall food bank use has stabilized. HungerCount 2019, an annual report released […]

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SSCCY report Children and Youth with Neuro-Diverse Special Needs

November 8, 2019 B.C.’s Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth has released a report titled: Children and Youth with Neuro-Diverse Special Needs. Download it here:  https://www.leg.bc.ca/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-ses… NT5

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201939 Views

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Indigenous communities improve diabetes care with Western University help – The London Free Press

Indigenous communities may have the key to dealing with their spiralling rates of Type 2 diabetes, with the help of an initiative out of Western University. November 11, 2019 Indigenous communities may have the key to dealing with their spiralling rates of Type 2 diabetes, with the help of an initiative out of Western University. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201933 Views

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Innovative HIV testing in Indigenous communities leads the way to Global targets :: Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2019

Innovative HIV testing in Indigenous communities leads the way to Global targets :: Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2019 Ottawa, ON (November 12, 2019) – The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) announces Indigenous leadership and their supporters will celebrate its 21st Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week December 1 – 6, 2019. It will officially launch in Ottawa, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 12, 201942 Views

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AMC calls on the provincial and federal government to respond to First Nation food security crisis

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) call on the federal and provincial government to immediately implement the recommendations of the First Nations Food, Nutrition& Environment Study (FNFNES). The study, which was conducted over a ten-year period, offered an in-depth look at the diet and nutrition […]

by ahnationtalk on November 11, 201935 Views

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Minister Roberge authorizes the New Frontiers School Board to offer the Health, Assistance and Nursing program of study

QUÉBEC CITY, Nov. 8, 2019 – In response to the need for bilingual nursing assistants in Indigenous communities and in the Montérégie region, Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education and Higher Education, is authorizing the New Frontiers School Board to offer the Health, Assistance and Nursing program of vocational training. This three-year provisional authorization will enable […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201966 Views

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Community gathering gives safe space for residents to address violence in Winnipeg – APTN News

November 7, 2019 It was standing room only as more than 200 residents filled a Winnipeg school gym Wednesday evening to share feelings of grief, frustration and importantly solutions when it comes to addressing escalating violence in the city. The night was put together by the provincial NDP with the goal of hearing directly from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201925 Views

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SCO Stands with Lake St. Martin First Nation

November 7, 2019 ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — In light of today’s announcement by the Government of Canada to cut off funding for emergency aid to residents of Lake St. Martin First Nation, Southern Chiefs’ Organization would like to express its discontent with the treatment of First Nations during this time of crisis. This […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201946 Views

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Supporting Community Efforts in Doctor Recruitment and Retention in Lunenburg County

NOW Lunenburg County is receiving a $20,050 grant through the new Healthy Communities Stream to support community-led initiatives to attract and retain new doctors. The community group will create a series of six online videos to walk doctors through the process of starting a life and practice in Lunenburg County. The videos will be presented […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201926 Views

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Mississauga of the Credit First Nation students, community members learn CPR – Grand River Sachem

‘This curriculum will empower students with the skills and knowledge to save lives’ Knowing what to do in an emergency could literally mean the difference between life and death. That’s why 28 students in grades 6, 7 and 8 at Lloyd S. King Elementary School and 13 community members of Mississaugas of the Credit First […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201929 Views

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Western U: Community-driven project improves patient outcomes for diabetes in Indigenous communities

November 4, 2019 A Western University based project has led to significant improvements in health outcomes for people living with diabetes in Indigenous communities across Canada. The FORGE AHEAD project was launched in response to data showing the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes was significantly higher among Indigenous populations and that people living […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201925 Views

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