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CWP: Can Canada lead on human rights when so many are hungry?

May 24, 2017 In a country with the 11th highest Gross Domestic Product, it can be hard for some to understand the harsh reality that people in Canada are going hungry. But over the past few weeks it seems as though people across the country have been talking a lot about access to food. Members […]

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Suicide of First Nations youth shows kids in care must be heard: advocate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 24, 2017  CALGARY _ Alberta’s child and youth advocate says the suicide of a 15-year-old indigenous boy reinforces how crucial it is that children under provincial care be heard. A report by Del Graff recounts the short and troubled life of the boy, called Levi for privacy reasons. The report details a […]

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CHRA Urban and Rural Indigenous Housing Survey Reveals Key Challenges for Indigenous Housing in Canada

May 23, 2017, OTTAWA) – The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) today released the results of a benchmarking survey conducted of 51 urban and rural Indigenous housing providers across Canada. The survey, carried out by James Burr and Steve Pomeroy, is a first of its kind initiativeto examine the employment, financial, and operational characteristics […]

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Government of Canada Improving Water Infrastructure at Enoch Cree Nation

May 24, 2017     Enoch Cree Nation, AB    Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada All Canadians should have access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water. This Government is doing the right thing by making historic investments to support Indigenous communities, including strengthening on-reserve water and wastewater infrastructure. Today, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, on behalf of […]

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Atlantic Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2017 (Dalhousie-Homicide) A Halifax police detective says he examined a bloodied tarp and duffel bag found on a farm belonging to William Sandeson’s family. Detective-Constable James Wasson testified yesterday about the items seized from a farm near Truro. He is accused of killing 22-year-old Taylor Samson in August […]

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Better Healthcare for Albertans – A Report by the Office of the Auditor General of Alberta to be Released Thursday, May 25

MAY 23, 2017 — The Auditor General of Alberta is releasing a report on Thursday, May 25 on changes needed to improve the system and quality of healthcare for Albertans. Better Healthcare for Albertans: A Report by the Office of the Auditor General of Alberta offers an analysis of root causes behind lack of progress […]

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Moose Cree FN: Mental Health Awareness Week – Family Wellness

May 23, 2017 Mental Health Awareness Week is May 23-27, 2017. A schedule of events is attached. Read More. NT5

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Mushkegowuk Council: Statement on WAHA Allegations on Social Media

May 19, 2017 On behalf of Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Solomon is issuing a formal statement with respect to the allegations and accusations recently posted on social media that are directed at Weeneebayko Area Health Authority. The allegations and accusations that have played out over the social media networks involving WAHA have had a substantial […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201712 Views

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The Open Door shelter fights to keep its mission alive – Montreal Gazette

May 24, 2017 The clock is ticking on a west-downtown shelter that serves some of Montreal’s most destitute men and women. Last week, The Open Door‘s administrators received notice they have until the end of July to find a new home for the day centre, which caters to people who have been turned away from […]

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Domestic violence services coming to First Nations communities in Miramichi – Global News

May 24, 2017 The New Brunswick government is setting up services for victims of intimate partner violence for three First Nations communities in the Miramichi region. The Eel Ground First Nation is providing office space for the program, and an outreach co-ordinator will travel to two other nearby aboriginal communities to meet with women. A […]

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Governments of Canada and Ontario celebrate affordable housing in Northwestern Ontario

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 23, 2017 — The governments of Canada and Ontario celebrated the grand opening of 1100 Donald Street East today, adding eight units of affordable housing in Thunder Bay. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201722 Views

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Household Food Security Survey results released – Nunatsiavut Government

The findings of a survey conducted in each of the five Labrador Inuit communities will help enable the Nunatsiavut Government to make informed decisions in its attempt to address concerns over food insecurity, says Nunatsiavut’s Minister of Health and Social Development, Greg Flowers. “The Household Food Security Survey, conducted in partnership with the academic community […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201727 Views

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New affordable housing unit in Dawson City officially opens

DAWSON CITY, YUKON, May 23, 2017 — The Klondike Development Organization, with support from the governments of Canada and Yukon, officially opened a new eight-unit affordable rental housing project in Dawson City on Sunday. The new development is a two-storey building on the corner of King Street and 6th Avenue with six one-bedroom units of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201719 Views

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Media Advisory – Connecting Communities: Clean, Sustainable Water in Enoch Cree Nation

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Edmonton – Please be advised that the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, will be attending an event on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, to announce the construction of a new water supply line and a new water reservoir and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201721 Views

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Qalipu FN: Healthy Lifestyles Elder and Youth Workshop

May 19, 2017 The Exploits Native Women’s Association (ENWA) in partnership with the Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network (NAWN) are seeking participants in a six workshop project aimed at Aboriginal seniors in the Central NL area. Seeking eight seniors (65+) and two youth between (16-20) . The aim of the workshops is to encourage our elders […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201724 Views

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Free Prescription Medication for Children and Youth Through OHIP+

New Universal Drug Program Making Life More Affordable for Families in Northern Ontario May 23, 2017 11:10 A.M. Office of the Premier Premier Kathleen Wynne was at the NEO Kids Wing at Health Sciences North in Sudbury today to discuss how Ontario’s new OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare Program will help children and youth and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201726 Views

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Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg launch new mental health program with support from Bell Let’s Talk and Unifor

WINNIPEG, May 23, 2017 – Bell Let’s Talk and Unifor are pleased to announce a donation totalling $200,000 to Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre (Ma Mawi) and CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg to support the launch of the Strengthening Wellness Education to Love Life (SWELL) program. “The mental health needs of the Indigenous community are […]

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Message from Environmental Health Officer, Community Wellness and Wellness Services, FNHA

May 19, 2017 “Due to high water levels and flooding there is an increased amount of debris (logs etc.) in local Lakes. Some beaches have limited or no access. There may also be increased bacterial levels in the lake water. Large debris in recreational waters can present physical hazards to beach users and increase the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201715 Views

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New studies find Alberta Métis face heightened burden of disease, injuries – Edmonton Journal

May 22, 2017 The Métis Nation of Alberta has produced three new health reports detailing higher rates of injuries and tobacco-related diseases among its population, along with disparities in how Métis people access health care. The studies, released to the public Thursday, call for health system reforms to combat the trends, including culturally appropriate anti-smoking […]

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Moose Cree FN: Mental Health First Aid

May 18, 2017 – Mental Health First Aid During this two day workshop, participants will learn skills in how to help people who struggle with common mental health problems. May 24-25, 2017. Read More. NT5

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Media Advisory – Funding Announcement of New Ontario Project to Address Indigenous Maternal and Infant Mortality

TORONTO, May 19, 2017 – Media are invited to the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT) for the launch of an innovative new project, Kind Faces, Sharing Places: An Action Research Project for Indigenous Families During and After Pregnancy. The project, led by a team of Indigenous researchers and community partners, and supported by funding […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201747 Views

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Vancouver hosts interfaith service for those affected by opioid crisis – The Catholic Register

May 19, 2017 VANCOUVER, British Columbia – As the strains of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” filled the sanctuary of Christ Church Anglican Cathedral in Vancouver, one by one the people in the pews rose silently. Muffled sobbing could be heard from the back corner of the church as a prayer vigil for those affected by the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201735 Views

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Changing Attitudes About Sexual Violence in Toronto

Ontario Funds New Artistic Projects to Help Prevent Sexual Assault May 19, 2017 10:00 A.M. Ministry of the Status of Women Ontario is supporting four new artistic projects in Toronto through the Creative Engagement Fund to help change social norms and attitudes that perpetuate sexual violence. The Creative Engagement Fund supports partnerships between arts organizations, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201727 Views

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Food insecurity in Nunavut ‘should be considered a national crisis,’ expert says – CBC

Conference Board of Canada releases food report card, gives Nunavut a D for food security May 19, 2017 Food insecurity in Nunavut “needs remedial action,” say the authors of a new report who call for a national food policy. The Conference Board of Canada released its 2016 food report card on provincial performance, which looks […]

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Nunatsiavut: President concerned with health and wellbeing of flood victims

May 17, 2017 Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says his thoughts and prayers are with the people of Mud Lake and others affected by the flooding of the Churchill River. “This is a difficult and emotional time,” says President Lampe. “We are deeply concerned for the health and wellbeing of those impacted by this terrible disaster.” […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201718 Views

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MNA Releases Three Pioneering Health Reports

May 18, 2017 Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is pleased to announce the release of our three health reports on Cancer, Injuries, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The reports mark MNA’s continued groundbreaking attempts to gather significant health information specific to Métis citizens of Alberta. “With our three new health reports,” said MNA President […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201737 Views

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Canada’s territories should offer the HPV vaccine to boys to help close the health gap – TheSpec.com

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine should be available to all Canadian children. However, the children in the North still don’t have universal access to this life-saving vaccine. Now that Newfoundland and Labrador has announced funding for the HPV vaccine for boys, all children in Canada’s 10 provinces have access to the vaccine that helps prevent […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201717 Views

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A place to grow and make memories’: Iqaluit family of 5 to get new Habitat for Humanity home – CBC

Construction planned for this summer and fall in Iqaluit’s Apex neighbourhood May 18, 2017 Tiivi Qiatsuk, Caroline Ipeelie-Qiatsuk and their three sons will soon be recipients of a new home in Iqaluit, courtesy of the charity Habitat for Humanity. “It means a lot to us and our kids, you know. A place to grow up […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201728 Views

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Cree Health Board calls for careful viewing of popular drama 13 Reasons Why – CBC

Critics say show offers irresponsible portrayal of teen suicide May 18, 2017 Health officials in the James Bay region of Quebec have added their voices to the criticism of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The show is a fictional series about the suicide of a young woman, Hannah Baker, and is based on a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201718 Views

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Government of Canada Investment Helps Revitalize Shoal Lake #40 First Nation’s Community Centre and Gymnasium

May 18, 2017 – Shoal Lake, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor The Government of Canada is investing $52,000 to help Shoal Lake #40 First Nation rehabilitate and modernize its community centre. Home to the only gymnasium in the community, the facility is a vital hub for local residents, also […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201727 Views

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The quiet crisis of mental health care in Nova Scotia – The Coast

Resources in rural areas are overburdened, with a shortage of psychiatrists and waiting times approaching three years. Sherry Blinkhorn has experienced the effects of mental illness most of her life. From the time she was placed in foster care at age five because her mother and grandmother had severe schizophrenia, she knew of the devastating […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201721 Views

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Eagle’s Nest celebrates reopening – Rocky Mountain Outlook

May 18, 2017 Aboriginal women and children fleeing family violence in Stoney Nation have a safe place to go again, after the reopening of the Eagle’s Nest Stoney Family Shelter. “It feels wonderful,” said elder Tina Fox, who attended the reopening ceremony last week. “I feel so relieved for the women.” The shelter has been […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201717 Views

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First Nations credited for care given to dogs – The Chronicle Journal

May 18, 2017 The Ontario Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) wants to thank everyone for their continued support of our Provincial Animal Transfer Program. This program would not be possible without the public’s support, but it would also not be possible without the commitment to animal welfare shown by indigenous communities. […]

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Newly launched centre hosts day focused on patient-oriented research in Saskatchewan

The newly launched Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR), headquartered at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), will host a one-day research profile event on Wednesday, May 17 at TCU Place in Saskatoon. May 16, 2017 The event is designed to connect people interested in patient-oriented research and to highlight SCPOR’s role in this […]

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I wanted my son to live’: Inuk lawyer leaves Nunavut to treat teenage son’s PTSD and depression – CBC

‘It resulted in me not having a job, but my son’s alive. And I think that’s the best thing in the world’ May 17, 2017 Mandy Sammurtok said it all started when her son began to self-harm last summer. The 15-year-old from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, started having suicidal thoughts. Then came the nightmares. Often unable […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201723 Views

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MCA Announces New Health Director

May 16, 2017 AKWESASNE MOHAWK TERRITORY – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is pleased to announce the hiring of a new director for its Department of Health. Beginning on June 5, 2017, Keith Leclaire will take on the responsibilities of operating MCA’s massive health department and facilities. “Keith is a familiar face and name to us all here […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201717 Views

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Keeping Traditions Alive at Indigenous Wellness Symposium – HWDSB

May 16, 2017 Hundreds of students from across grades and HWDSB schools packed Westdale’s auditorium on May 12 to hear keynote speaker Tom Porter (Sakokwenionkwas “The One Who Wins”) share stories of First Nations beliefs, goodwill and tradition. It represented the opening of the first annual Indigenous Wellness Symposium hosted by Westdale secondary. With workshops and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201735 Views

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Kinew James inquest hears poorly managed diabetes led to inmate’s death – Advocate Daily

SASKATOON – A forensic pathologist has testified that poorly managed diabetes led to a Saskatoon Regional Psychiatric Centre inmate’s death. Dr. Shaun Ladham took the stand Tuesday at an inquest into the death of Kinew James, 35, who died in her cell at the centre in January 2013. The inquiry has previously heard she suffered […]

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BR First Nations Stop Drugs – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 17, 2017 Bans and banishment are being used by two First Nations on the Prairies to curb drug use among youth in their communities and cut the risk of fentanyl overdoses. The band council of the Sandy Bay First Nation, about 130 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, passed a motion […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201732 Views

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More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all preventable – WHO

WHO and partners recommend actions to improve adolescent health 16 May 2017 | GENEVA – More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from WHO and partners. In 2015, more than two-thirds of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201719 Views

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It gives me hope’: New program uses Indigenous knowledge to help survivors of domestic violence – CBC

‘I, myself, I have lost my culture, and this is a way to get that back, and be stronger’ May 17, 2017 Rita Taypayosatum desperately wanted to end the cycle of abuse she says has followed her most of her life. “I’ve been abused in all sorts of different ways — verbally, physically, mentally — […]

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Celebrating new affordable rental homes in Toronto – CMHC

TORONTO, ON, May 17, 2017 — A grand opening ceremony was held today for new affordable rental homes at Casa Emery Village in the City of Toronto. The mixed-use facility consists of 348 units of affordable rental housing, including a number of units designated for seniors and recent immigrants. This building is part of a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201735 Views

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Manitoba looks at protections for medical workers in assisted dying cases – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 16, 2017 23:23 WINNIPEG _ The Manitoba government is proposing legislation to ensure doctors and nurses aren’t punished if they choose not to participate in an assisted dying case because of their personal convictions. Bill 34 would prohibit disciplinary or employment sanctions against someone for refusing to help someone die. A regulatory body […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201712 Views

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Suzanne Stewart leads U of T centre for Indigenous mental health and homelessness

May 16, 2017 By Hannah James Professor Suzanne Stewart is transforming research in Indigenous mental health and homelessness in Canada. The rate of homelessness for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people is higher than that of the general Canadian population, and Stewart says there has been a dearth of culturally relevant research to adequately address […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201756 Views

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Canada’s top health researchers recognized for their life-changing work

Winners of the CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes to be honoured tonight at Rideau Hall May 16, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research It is thanks to the hard work and dedication of some of the brightest minds in our country that health research has known such impressive progress. Health research has […]

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Inuk case worker on the job again at Montreal shelter – NunatsiaqOnline

May 16, 2017 Montreal study shows 10 per cent of homeless are Aboriginal, half of those Inuit MONTREAL—The Arctic char was out on trays on the counter, while Chantale Verreault poured out flour for the bannock with the help of one of her clients. The weekly Inuit collective kitchen at Montreal’s Chez Doris women’s shelter, […]

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Celebrating 10 years of children’s health services at St. Mary’s Wellness and Education Centre

Representatives from Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, and the Saskatoon Tribal Council signed a memorandum of understanding to celebrate, and enhance, a 10-year partnership. An innovative, community-based model of well-being—bringing the doctor’s office into the school—took shape 10 years ago at St. Mary’s. Responding to the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201731 Views

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When B.C. small businesses turn to Kickstarter, who wins? – BC Business Magazine

May 16, 2017 Small-town entrepreneurs may have an advantage raising Kickstarter cash In June 2014, Colin Pickell, a coffee shop manager in Ladysmith, set out to raise $7,000 on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter Canada. He wanted to publish his children’s book, called Who Will Tuck Me Into Bed?, and he needed money to hire an illustrator. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201732 Views

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KidsRights Index 2017: violence and discrimination against children global concern

May 15, 2017 International children’s rights foundation KidsRights and Erasmus University Rotterdam have today published the KidsRights Index 2017, the annual global ranking which charts countries’ performance records concerning children’s rights. Its scope is truly unique, as the Index collects data from various reputable sources and identifies global themes and trends in the children’s rights […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201727 Views

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Helping People in Ontario Get Active

Province Investing in 127 Provincial and Local Sport and Recreation Programs May 15, 2017 3:45 P.M. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Ontario is supporting 127 sport and recreation projects across the province to help children and adults stay healthy and active. Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport was at the Edna Staebler […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201724 Views

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