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Rabies control measures in western New Brunswick

19 July 2019 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government will continue its rabies prevention and control measures in western New Brunswick this summer. “We continue to work to prevent and control the spread of rabies in our province,” said Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Ross Wetmore. “While the effort we have made in recent years […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201912 Views

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Bison ground meat food recalls due to possible E-coli contamination

19 July 2019 The Department of Health is warning Nunavummiut about a food recall issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) due to possible E. coli contamination in food products from Northfolk Bison Distributions Inc. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased. Food contaminated with E. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201911 Views

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GN improves surveillance standards for Nunavut’s drinking water – Nunatsiaq News

19 July, 2019 “We’re just trying to make sure that the drinking water meets national best practice … because Nunavut deserves that” Nunavut has improved its drinking water surveillance systems, which could make an increase in turbidity announcements a sign of progress rather than a sign of declining water quality. “We’ve adopted a more forward-thinking […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201910 Views

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Indigenous-led research centre to address HIV among First Nations, Inuit and Métis

USask researchers to lead $2.9-million project. BY USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT Jul 18, 2019 SASKATOON—The rise in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among Indigenous people in Saskatchewan and Manitoba is to be addressed by a new $2.9-million Indigenous-led research centre to close gaps in prevention and care. First Nations researchers at the University […]

by pnationtalk on July 19, 201912 Views

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Sixteen Schools Receive 2018-19 NWT Drop the Pop Awards

July 18, 2019 Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services, announced the 16 schools chosen to receive awards as part of the 2018-19 Drop the Pop campaign. Forty-eight NWT schools participated in the 2018-2019 Drop the Pop challenge using funding to promote healthy foods and beverages. The winning schools will be awarded prizes ranging […]

by pnationtalk on July 19, 201910 Views

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Saugeen Ojibway Nation and Bruce Power forge new partnership to collaborate on life-saving medical Isotopes

July 18, 2019 The Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) and Bruce Power have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly market new isotopes in support of the global fight against cancer while also working together on creating new economic opportunities within the SON territory by establishing new isotope infrastructure. The agreement will leverage a project announced […]

by pnationtalk on July 19, 201915 Views

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NS Government: Profits from Gaming Distributed Across the Province

Profits from the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, which are used to help fund public services, like health care, education sport and culture, increased this year. In 2018-19, the payment to the province was $145.2 million, an increase of 2.2 per cent from $142.1 million in 2017-18. “The proceeds from gaming are used to pay for […]

by pnationtalk on July 19, 20199 Views

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CIHR – Foundation Grant: 2018-2019 competition results

The Foundation Grant: 2018-2019 competition has approved 28 research grants, for a total investment of $81,416,036Footnote 1. The average grant size is $2,907,716 over seven years. As noted in the Review Process for the Foundation Grant program, CIHR committed to correct gender equity issues within the program. For the 2018-19 Foundation Grant competition, CIHR took […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201917 Views

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Government of Canada invests more than $32M in research into sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections

July 18, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Over the past decades, research has played an important role in the prevention, care and treatment of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI). Despite advances, an increasing number of people are living with, at risk of, or affected by STBBI in Canada. Today, […]

by pnationtalk on July 18, 201925 Views

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Decrease in suicides in B.C. continues for 2017 – BC Gov

July 17, 2019 VICTORIA – The BC Coroners Service has published an updated report on suicide deaths in B.C. up to the end of 2017. There were 572 deaths by suicide in 2017, down slightly from the previous three years, which all reported more than 600 deaths by suicide. More than half of those who died […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201923 Views

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Indigenous Students Health Sciences team celebrates a decade of success – Daily News McMaster

July 17, 2019 For the second year in a row, three Indigenous students took prizes at the 2019 Faculty of Health Sciences Research Plenary Awards. Jillian Roberge, an emergency medicine resident; Danielle Bourque, a nursing master’s student, and Brittany Lickers, a master’s student in occupational therapy, were recognized with the ISHS Graduate Performance and Community […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201939 Views

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Government of Canada invests $2 million to keep Yukon’s roads safe from drug-impaired drivers

From: Public Safety Canada July 16, 2019 While drug-impaired driving has been illegal in Canada for more than 90 years, too many irresponsible individuals continue to put many lives at risk by driving impaired. The Government of Canada is investing in new technologies, additional resources, and training to detect and deter these impaired drivers. Today, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201928 Views

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Statement by CNA president-elect Tim Guest following the Council of the Federation 2019 meeting

Eve Johnston Media and Communications Coordinator Canadian Nurses Association Tel: 613-237-2159, ext. 114 Cell: 613-282-7859 Email: ejohnston@cna-aiic.ca Saskatoon, SK, July 12, 2019 – CNA president-elect Tim Guest issued the following statement after the Council of the Federation’s 2019 summer meeting: “The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is encouraged by the premiers’ continued discussions to strengthen long-term […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201920 Views

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Government of Canada invests close to $101M in Indigenous health research across the country

From: Canadian Institutes of Health Research July 16, 2019 – Victoria, BC – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Indigenous Peoples in Canada experience a greater percentage of serious health issues than the rest of the population. That is why Indigenous researchers, Elders, knowledge users and organizations are joining forces to urgently improve the health of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201941 Views

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You’re not alone’: New program helps foster kids with FASD prepare for life on their own – CBC

‘They just need the support from those of us who don’t have a disability so they can shine’ Jul 16, 2019 Jordan’s heart pounds as his feet hit the treadmill at a gym in downtown Yellowknife. Rap music rings from his ear buds. Korry Garvey stands beside him guiding Jordan through a new workout routine. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201919 Views

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Public Health Advisory: Boil Water Advisory – Igloolik

The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the residents of Igloolik. This is a precautionary measure due to high turbidity (cloudy water) levels. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for aminimum of one full minute. It is essential that all water be […]

by pnationtalk on July 16, 201919 Views

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Honouring Truth and Reconciliation

Honouring Truth and Reconciliation London, ON – Atlohsa Family Healing Services is pleased to announce the 2019 Atlohsa Peace Awards Gala honouring those who have made a significant social, cultural or educational contribution this past year in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation. Nominations are now open and members of the public are encouraged to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201936 Views

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NU Government: Public Health Advisory – Stomach illness and diarrhea

15 July 2019 The Department of Health advises residents of Baker Lake that there is a stomach illness circulating the community. This is not uncommon at this time of year. This illness spreads easily from person to person and may move throughout the community quickly. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fever and diarrhea. Anyone […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201923 Views

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Media advisory: Canada’s Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor to make Indigenous health research announcement

From: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Victoria, British Columbia – July 15, 2019 – The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Canada’s Minister of Health, will announce a major investment in Indigenous health research. In light of this announcement, the Minister will participate in an Indigenous research roundtable alongside Dr. Carrie Bourassa, the Scientific Director of the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201924 Views

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CHIGAMIK Featured in the Midland Mirror – Midland research project could drastically impact health-care system – Midland Mirror

July 15, 2019 A small percentage of the population struggling through severe poverty and social isolation is using a large share of provincial health-care dollars, according to research conducted by the North Simcoe Community Health Link. Five per cent of people in Ontario use two-thirds of all health-care dollars, while 10 per cent of the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201941 Views

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Government of Canada Launches Road Map for Ending Violence Against Children

From: Public Health Agency of Canada News release Road Map highlights actions to protect the health and well-being of children July 15, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada Violence against children has serious impacts on the child, their family and their community. It influences future relationships and future generations. According to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201930 Views

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Another Ontario First Nation declares a state of emergency over water – CBC

Eabametoong First Nation declared emergency after tests showed high THMs level in the water Jul 15, 2019 Another fly-in First Nation in Ontario has declared a state of emergency over of its water quality. Eabametoong First Nation, an Ojibway community that sits about 360 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, passed a band council resolution declaring […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201922 Views

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Sioux Lookout calls out for help to deal with mental health, addictions issues – APTN News

Officials in a small town in northwestern Ontario say they’re in desperate need of help to deal a mental health, addictions and homelessness crisis. “An ongoing crisis, it’s been here for really decades and it’s growing and growing,” Mayor Doug Lawrance told APTN News. Sioux Lookout, about 400 km north of Thunder Bay, is a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201925 Views

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Obashkaandagaang and the Government of Canada partner to bring clean and safe drinking water to community residents

From: Indigenous Services Canada July 12, 2019 — Obashkaandagaang First Nation, Traditional Anishinaabe Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada and First Nations are working in partnership to improve water infrastructure and support access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water in First Nations communities. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201941 Views

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City of Thunder Bay: City Makes Safety Top Priority for Evacuees Currently Here

July 11, 2019 In the interest of safety, security and the wellbeing for everyone, the City of Thunder Bay has opted to decline hosting any additional wildfire evacuees, including the previously stated 200 additional evacuees that were expected to arrive in the city tomorrow and Wednesday. “As a result of the influx of forest fire […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201928 Views

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Two New Industry-Responsive Programs Approved for Delivery at Canadore College

Jul 11, 2019 Earlier this month, Canadore College received formal approval from the Ontario College Quality Assurance Service and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to deliver two new programs developed in response to industry demand. Construction Project Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate This certificate program is designed to meet the current and projected […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201939 Views

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Why cultural safety is critical to the health of First Nations – Brighter World McMaster

July 11, 2019 Erin Slade is following her passion to tackle poor health outcomes among First Nations in her home province of British Columbia. The Master of Science in Global Health program graduate is currently working with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in Vancouver as a policy analyst in the Health Benefits department, where […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201930 Views

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Another shot: homeless Ottawa Inuit find comfort in managed alcohol program – Nunatsiaq News

12 July, 2019 “There’s more help, medical or whatever help you need, you can get it here” It’s a humid day in Ottawa’s Central Park neighbourhood, and three Inuit and an Indigenous man from the west coast are playing cribbage at one of four long rows of tables in a common room filled with sunlight […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201925 Views

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Reminder: Boil Water Advisory – Baker Lake, Rankin Inlet

July 11, 2019 The Department of Health reminds all residents of Baker Lake and Rankin Inlet to boil their water before consumption until further notice. This is a precautionary measure due to high turbidity (cloudy water) levels. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a […]

by pnationtalk on July 12, 201927 Views

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Health clinic set up in Kapuskasing for forest fire evacuees – CBC

People from Pikangikum relocated to a number of communities due to fire concerns Jul 12, 2019 An interim primary care clinic has been set up in Kapuskasing to help meet the health care needs of evacuees from Pikangikum. More than 400 residents from the northwestern Ontario First Nation community are staying in Kapuskasing since their […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201929 Views

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Reminder: Boil Water Advisory –Kugluktuk, Whale Cove, and Pond Inlet

July 11, 2019 The Department of Health reminds all residents of Kugluktuk, Whale Cove, and Pond Inlet, to boil their water before consumption until further notice. This is a precautionary measure due to high turbidity (cloudy water) levels. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for […]

by pnationtalk on July 12, 201922 Views

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More needs to be done to attract Indigenous stem cell donors, northwestern Ontario cancer survivor says – CBC

Bess Legarde was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2017 July 12, 2019 A cancer survivor from Fort William First Nation near Thunder Bay, Ont., says Canadian Blood Services needs to do more to reach out to potential Indigenous stem cell donors. “I feel like they could probably do a little bit more footwork in […]

by pnationtalk on July 12, 201941 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Haggie to Participate in Government of Canada Health Research Funding Announcement

July 11, 2019 The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, will join the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, for the announcement of an investment in health research tomorrow (Friday, July 12) at 1:30 p.m. Ministers Haggie and O’Regan will be joined by Nick Whalen, Member of Parliament for St. John’s […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201943 Views

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50 Years After Stonewall and Still Claiming our Rights!

MONTRÉAL, July 11, 2019 – The Montréal Pride Festival, presented by TD in collaboration with Casino de Montréal, wishes to remind the public that the first Pride event was an uprising and that political advocacy remains the cornerstone of the organisation. During the night of June 28 to 29, 1969, an uprising broke out in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201934 Views

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Residents of Faro to benefit from improved roads, water and wastewater infrastructure

From: Infrastructure Canada Faro, Yukon, July 11, 2019— The renewal of public roads and local water and wastewater systems is key to improving Yukoners’ quality of life by creating jobs, protecting waterways and positioning communities for growth. Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201934 Views

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MKO Calls on Province of Manitoba to Improve Communication and Planning on Critical Air Transport

Jul 10, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is concerned that First Nations citizens across Northern Manitoba may have limited access to critical services due to recent changes to Manitoba’s LifeFlight Air Ambulance Program. In June 2019, the Government of Manitoba announced it was moving towards privatizing the service. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201925 Views

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Saskatchewan to host up to 2000 wildfire evacuees from Ontario – CTV News

July 10, 2019 The Saskatchewan government has agreed to host up to 2,000 people who have been forced from their homes by wildfires in northern Ontario. The Ontario government says more than 20 communities in the province have been affected by the fires, including residents of Pikangikum First Nation. Earlier Wednesday, the chief of the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201927 Views

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Half of Indigenous children live in poverty, above national rate, study says – rdnewsnow.com

Jul 11, 2019 OTTAWA — The worst child-poverty problem in the country was dropped in the laps of the country’s premiers on Tuesday, as the Assembly of First Nations presented them with new numbers to show about half of Indigenous children live in poverty — just as they did a decade ago. AFN National Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201926 Views

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NU Government: Health Directive regarding turbidity in drinking water

10 July 2019 The Department of Health is responsible for the public water supplies under the Public Health Act and the Public Water Supply Regulations. Turbidity (cloudy water), is a parameter included in the regulations and levels are verified regularly. New standards for surveillance of Nunavut’s water drinking water systems have shown high turbidity (cloudy […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201923 Views

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New Committee Brings Diverse Patient, Family, and Caregiver Voices to CADTH

Ottawa, ON (July 10, 2019) — Following a nationwide call for nominations, CADTH is pleased to announce the membership of its new Patient and Community Advisory Committee. Twelve individuals from across the country have been invited to join the committee as inaugural members. Committee members are patients or family caregivers and reflect the diversity of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201929 Views

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Air Canada Foundation Golf Tournament Nets Record-Breaking Amount for the Health and Well-being of Children and Youth in Canada

For the fifth consecutive year, the Foundation fundraised over $1M during its annual golf tournament. MONTREAL, July 10, 2019  – The Air Canada Foundation raised a record-breaking $1.2M during the eighth edition of its annual golf tournament. For the fifth consecutive year, the Foundation raised over $1M in support of charitable organizations dedicated to the health […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201921 Views

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AKYNZEO® Oral now covered by the Ontario, Quebec and Non-Insured Health Benefits public drugs plans

PICKERING, ON, July 10, 2019 – Purdue Pharma (Canada) is pleased to announce that AKYNZEO® Oral is now reimbursed by the Ontario Public Drug Program and the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) and by the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program for the prevention of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). CINV is an […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201918 Views

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B.C.’s first mental health, substance use urgent care response centre opens in Surrey

People who need urgent mental health and addictions care in the growing community of Surrey can now be referred to a central location for help. The Surrey Mental Health and Substance Use Urgent Care Response Centre — the first of its kind in the province — will start supporting patients this month. It will be a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201924 Views

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Local midwives get funding boost – Brantford Expositor

July 9, 2019 More money is being set aside by the province to support local midwives. MPP Will Bouma announced Tuesday the government is investing an additional $207,389 this year for midwifery services in Brantford-Brant. It is part of an investment of an additional $28 million to expand midwifery services across Ontario, which Bouma said […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201920 Views

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Over half of First Nations children live in poverty in Manitoba

July 09, 2019 Treaty One Territory, MB. _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is demanding action from the federal and provincial governments following a study that confirms over half of First Nations children live in poverty. “It’s unacceptable that over half of First Nations children in this province are living in socioeconomic conditions that […]

by pnationtalk on July 10, 201917 Views

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Minister Tassi visits communities in British Columbia, highlights Government of Canada’s support for seniors

July 9, 2019              Vancouver, British Columbia              Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities, and workplaces. That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to providing Canadian seniors with greater security and a better quality of life. Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, wrapped up a […]

by pnationtalk on July 10, 201921 Views

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NAN, The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board sign MOU to address Poverty & Homelessness

July 09, 2019 THUNDER BAY, ON (July 9, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to pursue joint initiatives to reduce poverty and homelessness while improving health outcomes for vulnerable members of society. The partners will work together to address […]

by pnationtalk on July 10, 201917 Views

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Catherine McKenna’s Ottawa Tap Water Brag Angers Attawapiskat Residents – HuffPost Canada

The First Nation’s water supply is becoming increasingly toxic. A tweet from Environment Minister Catherine McKenna praising Ottawa’s world-ranking tap water hit a sore spot for residents of a First Nation community facing an ongoing water crisis. A day after McKenna posted her tweet, residents of Attawapiskat First Nation, an isolated community in northern Ontario, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201927 Views

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Half of Indigenous children live in poverty, study says – Prince George Citizen

July 8, 2019 OTTAWA — Indigenous children face the highest rates of poverty in the country, with almost one in every two living in households with low incomes, says a new study that shows little improvement in the situation over the last decade. The study published by the Upstream Institute, written by researchers at the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201935 Views

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Half of First Nations children on reserve live in poverty, new study says – APTN News

July 9, 2019 Indigenous children face the highest rates of poverty in the country with almost one in every two First Nations children living in households with low incomes says a new study written by the Assembly of First Nations, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. “Canada is not tracking First Nations poverty on-reserve […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201951 Views

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