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NWT Wellness Society will hold reconciliation conference in 2018 – CBC

Society will focus on big event in November to discuss the TRC’s 94 calls of action Jan 08, 2018 The NWT Wellness Society will organize a territorial conference on reconciliation next November in Yellowknife. Lila Erasmus, the Aboriginal component coordinator for the society, says instead of organizing smaller events throughout the year, they will now […]

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Indigenous releasing ceremony treats trauma and mental health issues – CBC

January 06, 2018 “When you survive abuse and you turn to alcohol and drugs and self-harm and sex and all of the vices that we use, you start to carry a shame and you wonder if you even deserve to be healed. Are you worthy? Are you worthy of good things? Are you a good […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201837 Views

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After ‘nightmare’ medical ordeal, grandmother calls for review of Colville Lake’s health care – CBC

Laura Tobac says her grandson suffered needlessly because serious medical condition diagnosed too late Jan 05, 2018 Christian Tobac began to suffer from back pain several days before Christmas. The young man has fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and his grandmother, Laura Tobac, takes care of him. She says she first took him to the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 201873 Views

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Thunderbird Partnership Foundation congratulates Carol Hopkins

Thunderbird Partnership Foundation congratulates Carol Hopkins BOTHWELL, ON (January 8, 2018) – The Thunderbird Partnership Foundation congratulates Carol Hopkins on her appointment to the Order of Canada, announced Friday, December 29, 2017 by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. Carol Hopkins is of the Lenape Nation at Moraviantown, Ontario, who […]

by pmnationtalk on January 5, 2018113 Views

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Committed to Patient-Centred Care – North East LHIN Recognizes Dr. Jennifer Jocko as Healthy Change Champion

January 4, 2018 — Dr. Jennifer Jocko has a strong connection to Northeastern Ontario. She was born in North Bay, raised in Mattawa, and went to school in Sudbury. She loves the region – and is passionate about serving the people who live in it. A registered nurse in the Northeast for 10 years, Dr. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 5, 201855 Views

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Video: ‘I have work to do here:’ Delilah Saunders speaks out after release from hospital – CBC

Death of her sister, Loretta, drives her to fight for equality and for herself Jan 04, 2018 For Delilah Saunders, it all comes back to her sister, Loretta. “I couldn’t stop crying one night because I realized how close I was to being reunited with her and waking up from a four-year nightmare,” she said, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 201856 Views

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Access to clean water a luxury for some First Nations reserves – rabble.ca

January 4, 2018 I recently went to a movie and one of the pre-screening ads was about donating to a global charity that helps people get access to clean water. As I watched the ad, I wondered how many people in that packed theatre knew that it is not only communities in developing nations that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 201832 Views

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Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 31: You’re invited to get engaged in the world’s biggest conversation about mental health

Montreal , Friday, January 5, 2018 The 2018 Bell Let’s Talk Day awareness campaign starts today on sports networks TSN and RDS featuring Canadians from around the country sharing their own experiences with mental illness Show your support, help fight the stigma around mental illness and drive Bell’s donations to mental health – talk, text […]

by pmnationtalk on January 5, 201876 Views

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New inshore rescue boat station boosts Arctic maritime search and rescue

From Canadian Coast Guard Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Coast Guard plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of mariners and the marine environment. The $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan includes measures to improve marine safety and protect Canada’s marine environment and coastal communities. As part of this new plan, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 201853 Views

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Greenland Reconciliation Commission finds colonization did ‘a lot of damage’ – CBC

‘We were treated very, very badly,’ says Karla Jessen Williamson Jan 04, 2018 The Greenland Reconciliation Commission released its final report last month after three years of research and public outreach. The commission, launched in 2014 to investigate human rights abuses against Inuit in Greenland, stirred controversy as leaders in the Danish government denounced it […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201840 Views

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Legendary but ailing Inuit singer pleas for help to keep heat, lights on – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 4, 2018  RANKIN INLET, Nunavut _ An ailing and aging Inuit singer-songwriter whose name is a household word in Nunavut has turned to the public in a plea to keep the heat and lights on in his own home. The wife of Charlie Panigoniak has started a GoFundMe campaign to buy fuel […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201842 Views

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Toronto looking into opening armoury to help deal with homeless seeking shelter – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 3, 2018 By Paola Loriggio and Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto is revisiting a shelved proposal to use a federal armoury to cope with unprecedented demand on its homeless shelter system, the city’s mayor said Wednesday. John Tory and members of council had rejected a motion to open the Moss Park […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201839 Views

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We dropped the ball’: Some Indigenous people had access to HIV drug for years without knowing – CBC

‘It shows gaps and fissures within our heath-care delivery system,’ activist says of Truvada coverage Jan 02, 2018 When two-spirit organizer and HIV/AIDS activist Harlan Pruden heard the news that the preventative drug PrEP was now available cost-free in B.C. he was elated. “It’s phenomenal news that B.C.’s community now has access to this evidence-based, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201827 Views

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Yellowknife woman petitions for better Northern addictions recovery support – CBC

Jennifer Lafferty calls for an in-patient alcohol and drug treatment centre based in the N.W.T. Jan 03, 2018 A woman in Yellowknife says she didn’t receive adequate care when she sought treatment for her fentanyl addiction; now she’s calling on the territorial government to create an in-patient alcohol and drug treatment centre for people in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201827 Views

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Save the Date! SMART 2018 | Summit for Mood and Anxiety Resources and Treatment in the Community

Title Save the Date! SMART 2018 | Summit for Mood and Anxiety Resources and Treatment in the Community Event Short Description Please join us for this full-day, interdisciplinary summit designed for primary care health professionals, academics and policymakers with the aim of developing partnerships and collaborations in the community for the management and treatment of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201832 Views

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B.C. latest province to pay for ‘abortion pill’ that currently costs $300 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 2, 2018 By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ British Columbia has announced it will pay for the so-called abortion pill starting Jan. 15, becoming the sixth province to provide free access to the drug. Mifegymiso, also known as RU-486, can be used to terminate a pregnancy in the first nine […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201833 Views

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Winnipeg’s health authority taking steps to handle spike in flu cases – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 2, 2018  WINNIPEG _ Health officials in Winnipeg say flu cases have spiked in the last week and they’re opening up more acute-care beds to handle them. Krista Williams with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says other options include bringing in staff who may have been off for a while and paying […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201837 Views

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Transplant Controversy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 1, 2018 9:35 ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – An Inuk activist has been released from hospital for a second time since her health struggles raised awareness about an Ontario rule that requires alcoholics to be sober for six months before they can be eligible for a liver transplant. Delilah Saunders, 25, posted […]

by aanationtalk on January 2, 201843 Views

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Artificial intelligence pilot to look for suicide warning signs across Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 2, 2018 17:25 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ An Ottawa-based firm has been tapped by the federal government for a three-month pilot project designed to look for warning signs for suicide before tragedy strikes. Advanced Symbolics Inc., is an artificial intelligence service company set to examine suicide hot spots across the […]

by aanationtalk on January 2, 201836 Views

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Long-term drinking water advisory lifted in Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation

News Release From Indigenous Services Canada Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation in Manitoba successfully ends long-term advisory December 22, 2017 Ottawa, ON Indigenous Services Canada Everyone in Canada should have access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. Our government remains steadfast in our commitment – to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on […]

by aanationtalk on January 2, 201826 Views

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Public Health Agency of Canada announces federal support to help eliminate HIV in Newfoundland and Labrador

News Release From Public Health Agency of Canada December 21, 2017 – St. John’s, NL – Public Health Agency of Canada HIV/AIDS remains a persistent health issue in Canada and around the world. In Canada, an estimated 65,000 people are living with HIV and AIDS and there are approximately 2,500 new HIV infections every year. […]

by aanationtalk on January 2, 201824 Views

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Free Prescription Medications for Everyone Under 25 – Government of ON

Ontario Becomes First Province to Cover Prescriptions for Children and Youth January 2, 2018 10:25 A.M. Office of the Premier Prescription medications are now free for everyone under the age of 25 in Ontario. As of January 1, the province has made the biggest expansion to medicare in Ontario in a generation, providing drug coverage […]

by aanationtalk on January 2, 201837 Views

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Long-term and short term drinking water advisories lifted in Mishkeegogamang First Nation

News Release From Indigenous Services Canada Mishkeegogamang First Nation successfully ends long-term and short-term advisories December 20, 2017 Ottawa, ON Indigenous Services Canada Everyone in Canada should have access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. Our government remains steadfast in our commitment – to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on […]

by aanationtalk on January 2, 201816 Views

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Indigenous Police Officer launches challenge to Police Services for national walk

For Immediate Release: December 22, 2017 Indigenous Police Officer launches challenge to Police Services to walk for Youth Mental Health GARDEN RIVER, ON— Anishinbek Police Services Police Sergeant Kevin Redsky and the Anishinabek Police Service, will be leading a walk across Canada in 2018. The national walk for youth mental health campaign will launch online on Friday, […]

by mmnationtalk on December 22, 2017226 Views

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Unconventional holiday hampers filled with moose meat in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CBC

Approximately 2000 pounds of moose and deer meat were given away on Wednesday Dec 20, 2017 While holiday hampers are usually filled with canned items and non-perishable food, here in northwestern Ontario for just one day a year, families and individuals get a chance to get their hands on some wild moose and deer meat. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 201742 Views

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Report into Manitoba health system wait times says delay closure of two ERs – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 20, 2017 WINNIPEG _ A report says the Manitoba government should reconsider or delay plans to close emergency rooms at two Winnipeg hospitals. One recommendation says the conversion of the Seven Oaks Hospital emergency department to an urgent care centre should be delayed until officials better understand how the change would affect […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 201746 Views

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B.C. pharmacies handing out free naloxone kits to combat overdose crisis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 20, 2017  By Gemma Karstens-Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS British Columbia is expanding efforts to slow the death toll in the opioid overdose crisis by handing out free kits containing the overdose-reversing drug naloxone from pharmacies across the province. About 1,900 naloxone kits have been distributed to 220 pharmacies. They will be provided […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 201756 Views

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Manitoba Receives Recommendations from Wait Times Reduction Task Force

December 20, 2017 The province has received the final report of the Wait Times Reduction Task Force, a document that combined with the recommendations and findings of the Peachey report, the EMS system review and other relevant studies of Manitoba’s health system, will be used as the foundation for clinically informed transformation of Manitoba’s health-care […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201763 Views

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Province puts more naloxone into the hands of British Columbians to save lives

December 20, 2017 NEW WESTMINSTER – To help save lives and prevent overdose deaths, take-home naloxone kits are now available at community pharmacies throughout British Columbia, free to people who use opioids or are likely to witness an overdose, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy announced today. “Our most urgent priority is to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201754 Views

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Canadian Family Physician Cover Stories 2017 – NCCAH

The importance of partnerships and building relationships Dr. Sarah de Leeuw has been writing a series of monthly cover stories for Canadian Family Physician (CFP) since 2016. These stories feature anecdotes and real world examples of initiatives being undertaken by physicians across Canada who are making a difference in how health care services and programs […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201745 Views

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Ontario Lifts Financial Burden Off Families in Need with OHIP+

Province Helping Ontario Families Stay Healthy with Free Prescription Medication for Everyone Age 24 and Under December 19, 2017 9:50 A.M. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario is helping families afford the care they need to stay healthy by making prescription medications free for everyone age 24 and under. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201748 Views

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ONWA: Letter of Support for Delilah Saunders

December 18, 2017 Dear Minister Hoskins, I am writing to you regarding my concern for Delilah Saunders, a 26-year old Inuk woman seeking access to a life-saving liver transplant in Ontario, and more broadly on the experience of unique systemic discrimination in the health care system in Ontario, which Indigenous women and girls experience. Denying […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201740 Views

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Advocates, families speak out in defence of B.C.’s Mental Health Act – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 20, 2017 4:00 By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Frederick Dawe remembers the night about 30 years ago that his six-foot-eight son experienced a psychotic break in the emergency room of a Vancouver-area hospital. “He just lost it. He picked up a couch, swung it around the room, cleaned the room out,” […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201752 Views

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I feel for families,’ says Inuk woman who questioned liver transplant policy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 19, 2017 21:52 TORONTO _ An Inuk woman with acute liver failure spoke of her sadness that Canadians are dying due to rules that prevent some from receiving organ transplants, as she gave an emotional news conference Tuesday from her hospital bed. The visibly exhausted Delilah Saunders, 26, expressed concerns that while she appears […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201760 Views

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Métis family networks and hospitalization

December 20, 2017 Social networks are important for promoting and maintaining health and well-being. Métis men and women with strong family networks reported better mental health than those with weak networks. This is among the findings of a study released today in the publication Health Reports that examines associations between family networks and self-perceived health among Métis […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201730 Views

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Better water and wastewater treatment for Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte residents

From Infrastructure Canada Six new projects approved in four communities across Ontario Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Ontario, December 19, 2017— The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to ensuring that all Canadians have access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water. The Government of Canada is making significant investments to support Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201770 Views

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NWAC Voices Support For Indigenous Activist’s Liver Transplant

December 19, 2017 The Native Women’s Association of Canada has voiced support to have Indigenous Activist Delilah Saunders immediately placed on the waiting list for a liver transplant. President Francyne Joe stated “We are gravely concerned for the health and wellness of Ms. Saunders and time is of the essence. Although, we recognize the protocols […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201762 Views

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Agency hopes to speed project that doesn’t require sobriety for liver transplant – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 19, 2017  TORONTO _ The head of Ontario’s organ donor agency says she’s working to speed up a pilot project that would waive six-month sobriety requirements for people in need of liver transplants. Ronnie Gavsie, president and chief executive of Trillium Gift of Life Network, said in an interview that the agency […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201762 Views

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FNHA: Aboriginal supportive recovery beds planned for newly opened wellness centre

Interior Health (IH), in partnership with the Esk’etemc First Nation and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), is pleased to announce plans for six new Aboriginal supportive recovery beds in the brand new Alkali Lake Wellness Centre, to enhance mental health and substance use (MHSU) services for Aboriginal residents of the Thompson Cariboo region. “As […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201760 Views

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Residents ‘ecstatic’ with 6 new recovery beds to open in Alkali Lake, B.C. – CBC

Joint partnership will help people dealing with addiction in the Chilcotin December 19, 2017 The opening of six new Aboriginal recovery beds in Alkali Lake, B.C., is a dream come true for addictions counsellor Ken Johnson. He’s been working for the Esk’etemc First Nation health department for more than 25 years. “A lot of people were […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201742 Views

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CIHR: College Chairs Update – Evolution of Peer Review, Equity and Review Quality

December 18, 2017 On behalf of all of the College Chairs, we are pleased to announce that we now have almost 4,000 members enrolled in the College of Reviewers—and this number continues to grow. We are pleased to see such a positive response from the community, and we would like to thank everyone who has […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201772 Views

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Can the First Nations poverty trap be broken? – The Globe and Mail

December 18, 2017 Keith Martell is CEO of the First Nations Bank of Canada. Adam Spence is founder and CEO of SVX. Of all the challenges facing Canada’s First Nations, lack of access to banking services never makes the news. But Canada’s Indigenous communities are among those most underserved by Canada’s financial-services sector – and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201740 Views

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Inuk woman with liver disease improves but family hopes for wider policy change – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 18, 2017 16:10 TORONTO _ The family of an Inuk woman struggling with acute liver failure is expressing optimism about her improving condition, while urging the rapid end of policies that deny transplants to alcoholics who haven’t abstained from drinking for half a year. Garrett Saunders said in an interview from the transplant centre […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201754 Views

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Statement from the Co-Chairs of Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses on Updates to Opioid-Related Mortality Data

From Public Health Agency of Canada December 18, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada Since December 2016, the provinces, territories and federal government have worked collaboratively to collect and share data on opioid-related mortality. Today, on behalf of the federal, provincial and territorial Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201730 Views

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Message from Dr. Carrie Bourassa about two opportunities to participate in Indigenous health research

Hello, Boozhoo, Bonjour, As the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) moves forward in implementing its Action Plan to strengthen Indigenous health research in Canada, I’m pleased to share the following updates related to two CIHR initiatives relevant to Indigenous health research: the Indigenous component of the Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (I-HeLTI), and the Networks […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201750 Views

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BR Transplant Controversy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 18, 2017 TORONTO – Relatives of a young Inuk activist suffering from acute liver failure are watching to see if her condition continues to improve. They say Delilah Saunders was sent to a Toronto hospital in critical condition after having been denied a spot on a transplant waiting list […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201742 Views

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Rabies in Hall Beach

The Department of Health would like to notify residents of Hall Beach that a dog was confirmed to have rabies. People are reminded to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease. If you see an animal behaving strangely, staggering, frothing at the mouth, choking or making strange noises, avoid the animal and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201735 Views

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! AFN Health Transformation Summit (February 13-14, 2018)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! AFN Health Transformation Summit (February 13-14, 2018) Greetings, Please be advised that registration is now open for the First Nations Health Transformation Summit – Getting the Relationship Right: Health Governance in the Era of Reconciliation.  The Summit will be taking place on February 13-14, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario.  We do hope that […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2017242 Views

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Ontario Health Minister urged to ensure donor liver be provided to Labrador Inuk Delilah Saunders

The following letter from Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe has been sent to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care with the Government of Ontario, Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins. Letter to Minister Hoskins re Delilah Saunders NT5

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2017150 Views

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Indigenous woman’s liver assessed after outcry over earlier transplant refusal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 15, 2017  A young Inuk woman suffering from acute liver failure is being assessed at an organ transplant centre in Toronto after her family in Labrador launched a campaign to overturn earlier refusals to put her on a transplant waiting list. Doctors had told Delilah Saunders she was not eligible to go […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201793 Views

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