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Seniors around British Columbia to benefit from age-friendly supports

September 20, 2019 VICTORIA – British Columbia communities are encouraged to support seniors so they can live active, socially engaged and independent lives, as $500,000 in a new round of age-friendly grants are open for application. “Seniors who are connected to their communities and stay active live longer and healthier lives,” said Adrian Dix, Minister […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201955 Views

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“We Must Bring Justice and Healing to the Families Whose Children Never Made it Home from Residential Schools,” Says AFN NWT Regional Chief Yakeleya

“We Must Bring Justice and Healing to the Families Whose Children Never Made it Home from Residential Schools,” Says AFN NWT Regional Chief Yakeleya OTTAWA, Sept. 19, 2019 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) NWT Regional Chief Norman Yakeleya attended a presentation by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) yesterday on their work regarding […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201965 Views

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Media Advisory – Mental health community gathers in Toronto for 4th annual Mental Health for All Conference

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2019– The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) will host its fourth annual three-day Mental Health for All Conference (MH4A 2019) in Toronto from September 23 to 25, 2019. The national event, themed Connection Interrupted: Restoring mental health in a fractured world, is a unique gathering in Canada, bringing together health care providers, front-line workers, researchers, funders, policy makers and […]

by pnationtalk on September 19, 201958 Views

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Biomarker associated with chronic stress and anxiety found in higher levels in long-term young cannabis users

Biomarker associated with chronic stress and anxiety found in higher levels in long-term young cannabis users TORONTO, September 18, 2019 – A first of its kind study led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry has found elevated levels of a protein involved in immune function and […]

by pnationtalk on September 19, 201961 Views

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Cannabis and alcohol responsible for majority of hospitalizations for substance use among youth

September 19, 2019 — Last year, over 23,500 youth (age 10 to 24) were hospitalizedReference1 for harm caused by substance use — the equivalent of 65 hospitalizations each day. A new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows that cannabis and alcohol were the most common substances associated with hospital stays among […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201919 Views

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Inuit-led health survey asks ‘How are we?’ – CKLB News

“While Inuit are asked to take part in many surveys, most are not developed and controlled by Inuit.” That’s what makes the Qanuippitaa? National Inuit Health Survey different from those in the past, according to the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation. “It is the only Inuit controlled health survey that includes Inuit of all ages from all […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201921 Views

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Raising flag — and awareness — about suicide prevention – Brantford Expositor

September 18, 2019 A small group assembled near the city hall flagpoles Wednesday at noon to raise suicide prevention awareness. At the same time, at local schools, homes and offices and at local organizations involved in suicide prevention, similar gatherings were held. Meet Me at the Pole is a simple invitation to stand together in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201912 Views

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FNS joins call for Provincial government to address dangerous road conditions

Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – The First Nations Summit is joining Huu-ay-aht First Nation in calling on the provincial government to immediately address the dangerous road conditions and the lack of emergency communications infrastructure on the road between Port Alberni and Bamfield. The call for improved road conditions comes following the tragic bus accident that claimed […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20197 Views

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Water flowing again on Neskantaga First Nation but chief awaiting all-clear – APTN News

September 18, 2019 Officials in Neskantaga First Nation say their water issue appears to be fixed. Last week, more than 200 members of the Ontario community were sent to Thunder Bay after a broken water pump affected water pressure in homes. However, the chief is waiting to get an all-clear the water is safe for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201919 Views

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Fundraising efforts underway to build much-needed Indigenous healing lodge in Toronto – APTN News

September 18, 2019 The plan to build Toronto’s first Indigenous women’s healing lodge for women who are in trouble with the law is underway. The shelter was approved by Toronto city council in August but money must be raised to buy the property. Kelly Potvin, a member of the Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society, says […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201935 Views

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Breaking down the barriers indigenous people face in Canada’s health-care system

Credits: patientsafetycanada At the age of 40, Samaria Cardinal found herself homeless and alone, living under a bridge in Calgary, calculating miseries endured and all the hopeless days ahead.

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201942 Views

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Health Gap Widens Between First Nations and Manitobans – Net Newsledger

September 18, 2019 WINNIPEG – The health gap between First Nation people and all other Manitobans is growing. That’s a key finding of a joint study by the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM) and the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201916 Views

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Time to take action:’ Children’s advocates call for national youth suicide strategy – CBC

Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates releases research paper on youth suicide Sep 17, 2019 Children’s advocates from across the country are urging the federal government to create a national strategy to deal with what they are calling a youth suicide crisis. “I’ve sat with parents and family members overwhelmed with the grief of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201913 Views

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AB Government: More nurse practitioners to improve access to care

September 17, 2019 Through $3 million in government funds, more people in rural and remote Alberta will be able to get health care from up to 30 new nurse practitioners. The nurse practitioners will work in Primary Care Networks and medical clinics in communities where many patients don’t have a family doctor or have difficulty […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201922 Views

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Neskantaga Update – Water Pump Repairs Completed – Net Newsledger

September 18, 2019 THUNDER BAY – NESKANTAGA – Kenora – Timmins – The self-evacuation of people from Neskantaga to Thunder Bay has been completed. Chief Chris Moonias advises that 17 people have chosen to remain in the community ensuring all is well. Repairs to the Water Pump have been completed. MP Bob Nault advises the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201926 Views

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Widening health gap for First Nations in Manitoba is a wake-up call to governments, health organizations and academic institutions

Sept. 17, 2019 Treaty One Territory, MB. _ A new joint study on First Nations health in Manitoba reveals the gap has widened considerably in the past 17 years. The joint study by the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM) and the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) found a First Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201972 Views

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MKO Statement on The Health Status of and Access to Healthcare by Registered First Nations Peoples in Manitoba

Sep 17, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is issuing this statement in response to the report The Health Status of and Access to Healthcare by Registered First Nation Peoples in Manitoba. This report, prepared by the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat and the Manitoba Centre for Health […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201980 Views

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Health gap between First Nations and other Manitobans widening, study finds

Sept. 17, 2019 – The health gap between First Nation people and all other Manitobans is growing. That’s a key finding of a joint study by the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM) and the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201977 Views

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Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates releases national paper on youth suicide

WINNIPEG, Sept. 17, 2019  – The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) published A National Paper on Youth Suicide that calls on governments at the national, provincial and territorial levels to take concrete action to prevent youth suicide in Canada. The paper consolidates research by the CCCYA members that led to the identification […]

by pnationtalk on September 17, 201981 Views

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Health gap between First Nations and other Manitobans widening, study finds – UM Today

September 17, 2019 — The health gap between First Nation people and all other Manitobans is growing. That’s a key finding of a joint study by the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM) and the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201963 Views

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Neskantaga First Nation evacuations continue as community awaits new water pump – CBC

Sep 16, 2019 Pump broke down on Thursday, leading community to declare a state of emergency More than 100 residents of Neskantaga First Nation in northwestern Ontario have been flown out of the community over health concerns brought on by last week’s failure of a water pump. The pump broke down on Thursday, and while […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201946 Views

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Why do Canada’s Indigenous people face worse health outcomes than non-Indigenous people? – Varsity

Medical student Paul Kim on the need for trauma-informed care, addressing the social determinants of health For its fourth consecutive year, Canada has been ranked as number one in the world for quality of life, according to the U.S. News & World Report. A factor that drove the ranking was Canada’s advanced health care system. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201927 Views

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Neskantaga turns to Go Fund Me to cover evacuation costs – Tbnewswatch.com

Community denied funding from the federal government after water pump, back-up fail, leaving residents no access to clean water. NESKANTAGA FIRST NATION – Denied federal government help to evacuate the community’s most vulnerable, Neskantaga First Nation has taken to crowd sourcing to cover costs of temporarily moving them to Thunder Bay. The Northern Ontario community, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201926 Views

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BC Government: Improving access to First Nations-led primary health care

Sept. 15, 2019 COAST SALISH TERRITORY/VANCOUVER – First Nations and other residents in Metro Vancouver will have increased access to culturally safe and appropriate primary health care thanks to the Province and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) supporting expansion of the Lu’ma Medical Centre. “Lu’ma will help connect more people, especially Indigenous peoples, with the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201935 Views

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Nunavik’s health board asks for input on youth protection services – Nunatsiaq News

Agreement with Quebec would aim to better reflect Inuit culture A working group of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services is travelling to each of the region’s communities to gather input for an agreement that aims to integrate youth protection services with Inuit culture. Quebec’s Youth Protection Act, updated in 2016, allows […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201931 Views

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A profound benefit’: Home dialysis coming to Quebec Cree – CBC

Pilot project offers hope to patients who must leave family, community for treatment Sep 13, 2019 Abel Happyjack’s life changed radically when he started needing dialysis in 2012. An avid hunter, Happyjack went from spending weeks at a time in the bush, to spending much of his time driving — nine hours every second day […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201925 Views

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8th Annual National Indigenous Physical Activity & Wellness Conference

Save the date! 8th Annual National Indigenous Physical Activity & Wellness Conference May 2nd and 3rd, 2020, Saturday & Sunday Cowichan Valley Tribes Duncan, British Columbia Canada 2020 Annual Conference Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle (IPACC) would like to invite you to join us in sharing best practices, and to join other leaders who […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 201926 Views

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ITK launches new Inuit health survey – Nunatsiaq News

September 12, 2019 Survey to take place every five years in all four regions starting in 2021 A new Inuit health survey will take place throughout Inuit Nunangat in 2021, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announced today. ITK launched the survey, called Qanuippitaa?, at their annual general meeting in Rankin Inlet. The survey will be developed and […]

by pnationtalk on September 13, 201930 Views

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ITK: Inuit Launch Qanuippitaa? National Inuit Health Survey

September 12, 2019 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is introducing a National Inuit Health Survey that will include Inuit of all ages from every community in Inuit Nunangat. Qanuippitaa? is the only health survey controlled and led by Inuit. It is being developed and carried out in partnership with the four Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201942 Views

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Cree community tackles bootlegging and drug dealing – CBC

In the wake of recent youth suicides, more than 200 attend community meeting on social issues Sep 12, 2019 The Quebec Cree community of Chisasibi is challenging citizens to put bootleggers and drug dealers out of business and is launching a public consultation to address the social issues they cause. In the wake of three […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201931 Views

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Canada leading developed countries in survival for lung and colon cancer

New data shows where Canada ranks internationally in survival for seven types of cancer (Toronto, ON) Sept. 12, 2019 – Canada has among the highest survival rates for lung cancer and colon cancer compared to other developed countries, according to new data published this month in The Lancet Oncology. Data were gathered by the International […]

by pnationtalk on September 12, 201933 Views

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QNW: Family Violence Resource Guide for Quebec First Nations

Quebec Native Women supports Aboriginal women in their efforts to improve their living conditions by promoting non-violence, justice, equal rights and health. The Association also supports women in their commitment to their communities and declares itself to be non-partisan in its activities. It aims to defend the interests of Indigenous women, their families and their […]

by aanationtalk on September 11, 201922 Views

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First-of-its-kind program to fill gap in Indigenous childbirth care – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

September 10, 2019 “At times it’s nice to have another advocate who might speak your language, looks a bit more like you, and can be a friend.” Directors hope an Indigenous birth support worker program set to launch in Saskatoon this winter will become the new standard for Indigenous maternal care in Saskatchewan. “We still […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201926 Views

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Canada’s Indigenous suicide crisis is worse than we thought – National Observer

Note: This content may be emotionally difficult. The Hope For Wellness help line is 1-855-242-3310 or via online chat, Additional supports are available through We Matter. A new report on Indigenous suicide in Canada has generated the most comprehensive picture of the crisis to date, despite health authorities continuing not to collect data about the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201921 Views

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Opportunity to Focus on Mental Wellness in MKO First Nations

Sep 10, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is issuing this statement on World Suicide Prevention Day in recognition of mental wellness for First Nations. “Today is a good time to remind our children that they are valued and loved,” said Grand Chief Garrison Settee. “Mental wellness is such […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201930 Views

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City of Edmonton: Suicide prevention campaign “11 of Us” launches

September 10, 2019 A new public awareness and education campaign, “11 of Us”, was launched today by the City of Edmonton and its partners as part of a community plan to reduce suicide in the city. The campaign’s name is taken from the number of Edmontonians who attempt or die by suicide everyday. Its goal […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201984 Views

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FNHA: Life Promotion for All My Relations Video Short

On September 10th, World Suicide Prevention Day, we want to talk about Life Promotion for the young people in our communities, and who better to ask than members of the Life Promotion for All My Relations (LPAMR) youth advisory committee? The LPAMR youth advisory committee is an incredible group of young leaders and one Elder […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201924 Views

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World Suicide Prevention Day – Message from President Johannes Lampe

September 10, 2019 World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity for all of us, from all walks of life, to come together to show support, promote an understanding and to raise awareness about prevention activities and initiatives. Many of us have been touched by suicide in one way or another. August 9, 2008 is a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201929 Views

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Suicide-prevention resources for Indigenous youth

Two new graphic novels developed for First Nations and Métis youth will help start conversations about suicide prevention. More than 100 Indigenous youth from across Alberta, in addition to First Nation and Métis producers, writers and artists, were engaged in the development of the stories. “Youth suicide is a tragedy and these new tools share […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201947 Views

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Nunavut Celebrates Embrace Life Day

September 10, 2019 On Embrace Life Day, the Department of Health encourages Nunavummiut to take time and enjoy activities supporting mental health and wellness. Our mental health is as important as our physical health. Self-care and positive coping skills can improve our mental health. Healthy activities include spending time with family and friends, enjoying time […]

by pnationtalk on September 10, 201941 Views

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Joule announces 2019 Innovation grant recipients

Eight recipients will share $200,000 to develop or scale up projects to improve access to care and health outcomes Ottawa, ON – Sept. 10, 2019 – Joule, a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) subsidiary, today announced the eight recipients of its annual Innovation grants. The recipients from across the country will share $200,000 in flexible funding to […]

by pnationtalk on September 10, 2019104 Views

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Boil Water Advisory – Arviat

September 09, 2019 The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Arviat. This is a precautionary measure due to unsatisfactory test results. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute. It is essential that all water […]

by pnationtalk on September 10, 201943 Views

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Yukon Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Action Plan released today

September 09, 2019 The Government of Yukon and the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Interagency Advisory Committee are releasing a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Action Plan for Yukon on World FASD Awareness Day. The Yukon FASD Action Plan is a response to the need for a coordinated approach to address the issue of FASD in Yukon. […]

by pnationtalk on September 10, 201934 Views

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The Government of Canada and the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services sign a 10-year funding contribution agreement to improve access to health services

From: Indigenous Services Canada September 9, 2019 — Kuujjuaq (Quebec) — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is committed to supporting better access to health and wellbeing for Inuit communities. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, is proud to announce the signing of a 10-year funding contribution agreement between Indigenous Services […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 2019338 Views

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Promoting wellness through sustainable partnerships: The AFNQL and the FNQLHSSC have joined the collective in supporting the development of a national suicide prevention strategy.

Wendake, September 9, 2019 – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) have joined the collective created by the Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS) for the development of a national suicide prevention strategy. Comprised of organizations working in the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201945 Views

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Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for The National ‘Excellence in Health Leadership Award’

  NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE NATIONAL ‘EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH LEADERSHIP AWARD’. Ottawa, ON, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – In partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) announces that nominations for the ‘Excellence in Health Leadership Award’ are now open.  The award is designed […]

by pmnationtalk on September 9, 2019111 Views

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) in cervids – Hunters urged to primarily harvest adult white-tailed deer

QUÉBEC CITY, Sept. 6, 2019  – Further to the new white-tailed deer hunting directives announced to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD), Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs stresses the importance of proper sampling to protect wild white-tailed deer populations and is urging hunters in the Enhanced monitoring area (EMA) to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201931 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Haggie to Participate in Release of Mental Health Commission of Canada Report

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, will participate in the release of the Mental Health Commission of Canada report on its Newfoundland and Labrador Stepped Care 2.0 E-Mental Health Demonstration Project tonight (Monday, September 9) at 5:30 p.m. The report outlines the outcomes of the 18-month project in this province, first […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201932 Views

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Alanis Obomsawin doc looks at battle over medical care for Indigenous children – City News

Sep 9, 2019 TORONTO — Alanis Obomsawin has spent much of her career documenting injustices facing Indigenous peoples in Canada, and the wrongs she outlines often overwhelm, infuriate and bewilder. But for the dogged 87-year-old Abenaki director, the work continues to inspire. “We’re in a much better place. You have to recognize there’s been so […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201944 Views

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‘Our dream will be realized’: Feds fund $33M water treatment system for Shoal Lake 40 – Daily Miner and News

The new facility is expected to be completed by December 2020 September 6, 2019 It’s been a summer to remember for residents of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. The community of nearly 300 people 55 kilometres west of Kenora, straddling the Ontario-Manitoba border, celebrated the ground-breaking of a new water treatment centre Friday. Indigenous Services […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2019105 Views

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