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National Day of Action on First Nations Child Welfare A Message to the Government of Canada: Comply with CHRT Ruling, Support First Nations Children Now

National Day of Action on First Nations Child Welfare A Message to the Government of Canada: Comply with CHRT Ruling, Support First Nations Children Now November 2, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde addressed supporters gathered today on Parliament Hill for the National Day of Action on First […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201782 Views

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P.E.I. chief touts new water plan for First Nations communities – CBC

Brian Francis says it would take liability away from cheifs and council Nov 01, 2017 Chief Brian Francis says First Nations communities would stand to benefit from a regional water authority. The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs recently applied for federal government funding to set up a regional water authority for 30 communities […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201725 Views

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GNU: Health celebrates Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017

November 01, 2017 Health celebrates Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017 Iqaluit Health Services invites the public to recognize Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017. There will be events, festivities, and free giveaways for the public at Qikiqtani General Hospital on Monday, October 30t, to Friday, November 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 3 to 4 […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201772 Views

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Post secondary groups call for beefed up mental health services for students – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 2, 2017 By Sheryl Ubelacker THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A coalition of Ontario student groups, colleges and universities wants the province to significantly boost services for young people struggling with mental health issues as they pursue post-secondary education, with what’s being described as a collaborative “whole community” approach. The group is […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201736 Views

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NDP says documents show health care impact ignored in Saskatchewan bus shutdown – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 1, 2017  By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ Government documents show health officials in Saskatchewan raised questions about shutting down the provincial bus company, saying it had been used “almost exclusively” to ship chemotherapy drugs and blood to hospitals across the province. “These products cannot be shipped by Central Services […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201735 Views

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CAMH builds on radioimaging legacy with creation of the Azrieli Centre for Neuro-Radiochemistry

CAMH builds on radioimaging legacy with creation of the Azrieli Centre for Neuro-Radiochemistry TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2017 – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is home to Canada’s first positron emission tomography (PET) centre dedicated to mental illness research, and has a long-standing track record of pioneering new brain imaging agents. CAMH’s legacy […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201751 Views

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York U: Canadian author to speak about segregated Indigenous healthcare

In Gary Geddes’ book, the dark past of Indigenous healthcare is revealed TORONTO, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 – Testimony from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired author Gary Geddes to write Medicine Unbundled and will inspire a public conversation at York University. Geddes, an award-winning author and poet from B.C.’s Thetis Island, takes a historical look at the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201747 Views

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BC Gov News – B.C. celebrates Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

November 01, 2017 VICTORIA – British Columbians are invited to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous people with disabilities as government has proclaimed November Indigenous Disability Awareness Month. Acting on a recommendation from the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), B.C. became the first province in Canada to dedicate November to Indigenous people with […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201759 Views

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Message from Dr. Carrie Bourassa about an Indigenous health research workshop focused on healthy life trajectories

Communities are invited to apply for funding to participate in this CIHR workshop Hello, Tancheegia, Boozhoo, Bonjour, I’m pleased to inform you the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will be launching Development Grants to bring interested First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Urban Indigenous communities together for a workshop to inform the development of the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 201761 Views

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Government of Canada to invest in cannabis education and awareness

From Health Canada New funds to bring total investment in public education, awareness and surveillance to $46M October 31, 2017 Ottawa, ON Government of Canada The Government of Canada introduced legislation to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis to keep it out of the hands of Canadian youth and the profits from criminals […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 201764 Views

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Caution level high over Halloween themed fentanyl blotters in Winnipeg – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 30, 2017  WINNIPEG _ A push to keep children safe in Winnipeg is underway this Halloween as police warn about potentially lethal fentanyl blotters. Winnipeg police found blotters with an image of a witch riding a broom during a drug bust late last week _ they are believed to contain fentanyl or […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 201738 Views

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Getting to work on B.C.’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy – BC Government

October 30, 2017 VICTORIA – Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson announced the members of his Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction as he invited British Columbians to share their ideas to help shape the Province’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy. The 27 people appointed to the minister’s Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction bring […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201747 Views

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Salvation Army Signs Six Month Lease to Operate Sobering Centre

YELLOWKNIFE (October 27, 2017) – The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, announced that the government has signed a six month lease with the Salvation Army in Yellowknife for a Yellowknife Sobering Centre location. The temporary location will provide services to those in need while the long-term location located at 5111 50th street is being […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201732 Views

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Northern Quebec police warn of cannabis laced candies ahead of Halloween – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 29, 2017 By Morgan Lowrie THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ It may be nearly Halloween, but authorities in northern Quebec are trying to keep a certain type of gummy bear out of children’s hands. Authorities in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory are warning people to be careful after police recently intercepted […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201754 Views

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New science committee will help meet the needs of Canada’s researchers

Government unveils plan to improve coordination among research funding agencies that support scientists, students October 27, 2017 – Ottawa ON When Canada’s scientists have the best support to meet their needs, whether new labs and equipment, access to funding, or opportunities to collaborate with their research peers or train new generations of students—they are able to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201761 Views

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Fort McMurray Métis and government study health of ‘disappearing’ freshwater clams – CBC

‘My only assumption is that it has got to be something in the waters’ says Métis elder Oct 27, 2017 Harvey Sykes remembers when he was a child and his father would toss freshwater clams fished from Fort McMurray’s two rivers into a pot of fish chowder. Today, he can hardly find any when he […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201734 Views

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Funding boost allows patients who travel for medical needs in northern Ontario to be eligible for more money – CBC

Starting Nov. 1, coverage for lodging expenses will increase from $100 to up to $550 Oct 27, 2017 Patients who need to travel for medical needs in northern Ontario will now be eligible to receive more money for lodging expenses thanks to a boost in funding for the Northern Health Travel Grant program. “Improving access […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201778 Views

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Ontario Helping Lift People Out of Poverty In Timmins

Provincial Investment in Local Solutions Driving Change in Timmins October 26, 2017 1:00 P.M. Poverty Reduction Strategy Ontario is investing in 48 community projects across the province that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, increase food security, find good jobs and end homelessness in Ontario. Cochrane District Social Planning Council […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201732 Views

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Indigenous parents forced to give up children for better access to healthcare: opposition MP – RCI

The federal government is denying opposition claims that Indigenous parents in Canada continue to face the impossible choice of either keeping their children or surrendering them to the country’s “badly broken and badly underfunded” foster care system so they can receive healthcare services that are not available on Aboriginal reserves. New Democratic Party MP Charlie […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201735 Views

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Ontario Helping Lift People Out of Poverty In Nipissing

Provincial Investment in Local Solutions Driving Change in Nipissing October 26, 2017 1:00 P.M. Poverty Reduction Strategy Ontario is investing in 48 community projects across the province that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, increase food security, find good jobs and end homelessness in Ontario. Canadore College in Nipissing will […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201741 Views

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More than 600 cases of doctor assisted death in Quebec in 2016 17 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 26, 2017 18:12 By Giuseppe Valiante THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ Quebecers are increasingly asking about having the province’s doctor-assisted suicide law expanded, the woman behind the legislation said Thursday. Veronique Hivon of the Parti Quebecois said “a lot of people” approach her about modifying the law to allow family members with degenerative illnesses […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201741 Views

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Western University: Indigenous health care leaders meet in London to share successes in diabetes care and prevention

October 25, 2017 Health care and community leaders from over a dozen Indigenous communities across the country have gathered in London this week to launch a national roll-out of strategies for diabetes prevention and care. This week’s meetings mark the end of a pilot project called FORGE AHEAD, and the launch of a full-scale project […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201741 Views

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Sturgeon Lake youth leader awarded for mental health work – Paherald.sk.ca

October 26, 2017 Three years ago, Clifford Ballantyne could barely get out of bed. He had no motivation, and no self worth. “I know how it felt,” the youth worker and mental health activist said. “I felt like I was nothing. I couldn’t and didn’t want to get out of be. I didn’t want to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201765 Views

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The evolution of Thunder Bay – The Chronicle Journal

NEWS that Thunder Bay’s regional hospital is getting new beds to cope with near-constant crowding resonates with Wednesday’s startling census figures on the city’s Aboriginal population explosion and the well-documented crisis in Indigenous health. It is no surprise that the city where Aboriginal Peoples accounted for the highest proportion of the population of any major […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201750 Views

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First Nations Health Managers Association offer Intensive Course 200 – Leadership and Strategy – Edmonton, AB – November 27 – December 1, 2017

First Nations Health Managers Association offer Intensive Course 200 – Leadership and Strategy – Edmonton, AB – November 27 – December 1, 2017 Summary: FNHMA Course 200 – Leadership and Strategy Five day onsite training session in Edmonton, AB: November 27, December 1, 2017 Registration deadline: October 30, 2017 Location: Edmonton, AB. Contact: 1-844-218-0440 The […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 201762 Views

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NCC: Eastern Health releases a navigation video for cancer patients

26 October 2017 Back in September, Eastern Health released a navigation video for cancer patients called “Beginning Your Cancer Journey, An Introduction to Cancer Services in Newfoundland and Labrador.” The idea for the video originated at a forum as part of a cancer care initiative called “Journey in the Big Land” that NCC was a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201726 Views

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CAMH study reveals promising new avenue to explore treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

CAMH study reveals promising new avenue to explore treatments for Alzheimer’s disease TORONTO, October 25, 2017 – In an innovative study, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have discovered brain changes linked to memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The discovery provides a new focus for exploring ways to treat […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201742 Views

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Mac team to tackle ‘unacceptable’ water issues in First Nations communities – McMaster

October 24, 2017 The numbers are staggering. An analysis of water security and climate change in Indigenous communities shows that up to 72,000 people may have been affected by drinking water advisories (DWAs) in First Nations at the start of 2017. In 2016 alone, 133 boil water advisories in 90 Indigenous communities were issued that […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201734 Views

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Iqaluit flu vaccine clinic dates

October 24, 2017 Starting on October 24, people can get their flu vaccine at Iqaluit Public Health, every Monday to Friday from 8:30 to11:30 a.m., and from 1 to 5 p.m. Iqaluit Public Health will also hold evening clinics from Tuesday, October 24 to Thursday, October 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Weekend clinics are […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201731 Views

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Community Voices for World AIDS Day

We are excited to invite you to join us on November 30 for our annual Community Voices event. It will be an evening of music to raise awareness about HIV and to bring the community together to mark World AIDS Day. Community Voices will take place at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 14 Ave SW, T2R 0P3). The emcee for this […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 201734 Views

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Nunavut voters want to bring their elders home, is anyone listening? – CBC

Lack of regional elder care facilities leave residents in Rankin Inlet wondering when the government will act October 24, 2017 It’s a common theme for MLA candidates across Nunavut in this year’s territorial election: build facilities to keep elders in Nunavut when they are no longer able to care for themselves — or be cared for — at home. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 201740 Views

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Local First Nation leadership pleased with government investment in water treatment facilities – SooToday.com

Federal and provincial governments investment of over $200,000 in five projects in Batchewana and Garden River communities helps provide clean water and protect waterways The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure which ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 201730 Views

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FNHC: Fall 2017 Regional Caucus

October 20th, 2017 The Fall 2017 Regional Caucus Sessions will begin next week. The upcoming Fall Caucuses are important forums for Leadership, Health Leads and Social Leads to contribute to discussions on social determinants of health and connect with federal/provincial partners. This is a unique opportunity to affect how programs and services are delivered to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201789 Views

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FNHC: First Nations Health Council and Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council sign MoU

October 20, 2017 On Monday, September 25, 2017, the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) and the 14 Chiefs of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council (NTC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the NTC Annual General Meeting in Port Alberni, BC. With this MoU, the FNHC  agrees to advocate for and support the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201744 Views

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Western Nunavut hamlet seeks support for elder care centre – Nunatsiaq Online

October 23, 2017 Kugluktuk needs $4 million to move ahead on $21.4-million project CAMBRIDGE BAY—The western Nunavut hamlet of Kugluktuk has a big plan to meet the needs of its community of roughly 1,500 people: a 24-bed long-term continuing care centre that would take in elders who require extended care or who suffer from dementia. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201795 Views

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First Nation says governments failing to protect residents – Sarnia Observer

October 22, 2017 SARNIA – A First Nation in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley says a promised Ontario health study needs to focus on the community surrounded by the petrochemical industry. That’s among the steps the Aamjiwnaang First Nation’s chief and council are calling for in the wake of Toronto media reports that have raised questions about […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201736 Views

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FPT Health Ministers’ Meeting (HMM)

October 20, 2017 – Edmonton, AB Today, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers responsible for health concluded their meeting in Edmonton, Alberta. Ministers held productive discussions on a number of health-related priorities, including efforts to address the overdose crisis, increase the accessibility and affordability of pharmaceuticals, and protect the health and safety of Canadians in […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201762 Views

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Marijuana dispensary operates in grey area – Northumberland Today

October 22, 2017 ALDERVILLE – There are different opinions on whether a marijuana dispensary located on Alderville First Nation is legal. The Medicine Wheel Natural Healing – Indigenous Healing Through Medicinal Cannabis is located on County Road 45 in Alderville, north of Cobourg. It had a “soft” opening in June and has been doing a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201737 Views

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Health Canada increases project’s funding to include opioids in developing treatment approaches for problematic substance use

October 21, 2017        Vancouver, BC        Health Canada For many Canadians, experiencing trauma has a major impact on their lives and plays a role in their problematic substance use. Sex and gender are also important factors in understanding and treating individuals for problematic substance use. Today, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced additional project […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201736 Views

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Trent U – Medicine Unbundled: A Journey Through The Minefields of Indigenous Health Care

Event Date: November 2, 2017 A Pine Tree Book Talk – Chanie Wenjack – School for Indigenous Studies A talk by Gary Geddes, the author and editor of 49 books, recipient of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (American Region) and Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. “Medicine Unbundled” is the result of 4 years of research […]

by aanationtalk on October 20, 201763 Views

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TRU: Aboriginal health researcher named a Difference Maker

October 19, 2017 His extensive background in Indigenous health has made TRU faculty member Dr. Rod McCormick one of the country’s 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health. McCormick is from the Mohawk (Kanienkehaka) Nation. His work has included advocating for dedicated research on Indigenous health, founding and co-chairing the National Aboriginal Health Steering Committee and […]

by aanationtalk on October 20, 201741 Views

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Media Advisory: Infrastructure announcement in Afton

Afton, Nova Scotia, October 20, 2017 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event regarding the Highway 104 Paqtnkek Interchange Project with Rodger Cuzner, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Lloyd Hines, Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201751 Views

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Conference of Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health

Edmonton, October 19, 2017 Provincial and territorial (P/T) health ministers met today in Edmonton, Alberta to discuss ongoing collaboration in key areas, including mental health and substance use, the opioid crisis, pharmaceutical drug coverage, innovation and health care funding challenges. “This meeting provides an excellent opportunity to share information and knowledge, work together on common […]

by aanationtalk on October 20, 201752 Views

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Canada’s health ministers set to discuss progress on legalizing marijuana – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 EDMONTON _ It’s cannabis day today at the meeting of federal, provincial and territorial health ministers in Edmonton. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is to deliver an update on progress to have marijuana legalized as of July 1. Ottawa is in charge of the overall rules on health and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201747 Views

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Media Advisory: Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Health Meeting

EDMONTON, AB, October 19, 2017 – A meeting of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health will take place in Edmonton on Friday, October 20, 2017. The meeting will be co-chaired by the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, and the Honourable Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health for Alberta. A photo opportunity (cameras only) with the Ministers […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201745 Views

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Health ministers looking at electronic database to fight opioid crisis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Canada’s health ministers are looking at ways of working together, including an electronic prescription database, to fight the growing crisis in opioid addictions. “(It’s about) ensuring that there is consistent understanding no matter what jurisdiction you’re in about what has been prescribed […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201750 Views

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Comedy Night Fundraising Event – November 30, 2017

On behalf of Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach, we are pleased to be hosting a Comedy Night fundraising event with special guests Don Burnstick and Manifest Destiny’s Child. You are invited to join us on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Auditorium, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Doors […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201797 Views

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N’Mninoeyaa Annual Report 16-17

ANNUAL REPORT 16-17 Mental Wellness Announcement- Gov. of Canada NT4

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201752 Views

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Chiefs: Set the Table for National Transformative Change

COAST SALISH TERRITORY, VANCOUVER, Oct. 19, 2017 – First Nations community Chiefs, health leads and policy makers across the country have called for the transformation of health and social services. This work cannot wait. Recently, in words and actions, the federal government has expressed an interest in renovating the creaky old structures of Indigenous and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201790 Views

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From poverty to prosperity – OFIFC research project takes a new approach to an old problem

October 18, 2017 Seven Friendship Centre communities in Ontario are tackling poverty by working to understand what prosperity looks like in their communities. The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) is working in partnership with these communities to conduct a large-scale research project, Ganohonyohk, to identify poverty reduction strategies through the lens of prosperity. “When we […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201750 Views

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