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Lifespan of Indigenous people 15 years shorter than that of other Canadians, federal documents say – CBC

Incidence of diseases such as diabetes is 4 times rate of non-Indigenous population January 23, 2018 Federal briefing documents on the new Indigenous Services Department say Indigenous people in Canada don’t live as long, are more likely to end up in the child welfare system and are less likely to graduate high school. On Tuesday, […]

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White Bear First Nations hoping for marijuana dispensary – CTV News

January 23, 2018 It’s only an idea for now, but the White Bear First Nations hopes it could soon be the home of an on-reserve marijuana dispensary. “We want to be proactive, we want to create jobs,” said Nathan Pasap, chief of White Bear First Nations. “We want to basically take it on as another […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201829 Views

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Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund Partnering with CancerCare Manitoba Foundation for a Hunt for the Cure Gala

January 23, 2018 Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund Partnering with CancerCare Manitoba Foundation for A Hunt for the Cure Gala Winnipeg, MB – Today the Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund (MMHF) along with the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) announced their partnership with CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (CCMF) for its 2018 Gala, A Hunt for the Cure. “We are pleased to partner with CancerCare […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201838 Views

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Ontario Providing Free Counselling and Medication to Help Youth Quit Smoking

OHIP+ Recipients Eligible for No-Cost Care January 24, 2018 9:00 A.M. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario is making it easier for youth aged 24 years and under to quit smoking by providing them with free counselling from a pharmacist and medication through OHIP+, part of the biggest expansion to medicare in a generation. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201832 Views

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Government of Canada announces a $145M investment in innovative health research

Ontario researchers receive funding for cutting-edge research projects to study mental health, multiple sclerosis, Indigenous health, and more. January 24, 2018 – Hamilton, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Today, while touring the research facilities at McMaster University, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, Filomena Tassi, Member of Parliament […]

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Lack of mental health care a factor in missing woman’s disappearance: Family – APTN News

January 23, 2018 When Angela Meyer disappeared in 2010 she was days from getting the mental health care she needed that was not available in N.W.T. “She actually was looking forward to it,” said her father, Dean Meyer. Dean told the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Tuesday in Yellowknife he […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201829 Views

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“It’s about time” – VICE News

Government adds 24 long-term First Nations drinking water advisories to its to do list January 23, 2018 The federal government is expanding the number of First Nations water systems that it vows will have clean drinking water by 2021. On Tuesday, Indigenous Services minister Jane Philpott announced the government had identified another 24 long-term drinking […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201821 Views

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Ottawa adds 250 First Nations drinking water systems to “fix” list – Tbnewswatch.com

21 NW Ontario communities still have water advisories The federal government has added 250 locations to the list of water systems in First Nations that are eligible for funding for repair or replacement. Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott made the announcement Tuesday as she provided an update on the government’s commitment to end long-term drinking water advisories. More than […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201837 Views

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We’ll eliminate TB from Inuit Nunangat, Jane Philpott promises – Nunatsiaq Online

January 24, 2018 “We’re developing a very clear plan” This March 24, federal government officials and Inuit leaders will announce a target date for the eradication of a great scourge that for many decades has inflicted death and misery on the people of Inuit Nunangat: tuberculosis. “We intend to see the elimination of tuberculosis from […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201833 Views

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Press Release: KRG contribution of $ 1 million for the new Isuarsivik Centre

Kuujjuaq, Québec, January 23, 2018 ─ Further to the substantial progress made by the Isuarsivik Treatment Centre planning for the construction and operation of a new regional recovery centre, and in related talks with the federal and provincial governments, the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) is announcing a $1-million contribution towards infrastructure costs. The KRG will provide […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201828 Views

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Government of Canada announces support to help reduce HIV in British Columbia

January 23, 2018 Vancouver, BC 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. Canada has made great progress in addressing HIV/AIDS in the last […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201831 Views

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Trudeau visits First Nation amid suicide crisis

Credits: The National Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Pikangikum First Nation, a community struggling with a suicide crisis and many other problems affecting young people and their mental health. Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNa… Voice Your Opinion […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2018196 Views

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Canadian patients to benefit from major investment in genomics and precision health research – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Minister Wilson-Raybould highlights $75.9 million for genomics research in British Columbia, bringing new hope for Canadians living with cancer, cystic fibrosis, childhood asthma and other diseases. VANCOUVER, Jan. 23, 2018  – health promises to transform the way Canadians receive medical care. In the near future, doctors may be able to precisely diagnose symptoms based on a patient’s unique genetic […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201859 Views

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Reminder: Water advisory for Sanikiluaq

January 23, 2018 The Department of Health reminds residents of Sanikiluaq that water for consumption must come from the reverse osmosis units that have been installed in each household. It is essential to use water from the reverse osmosis units for the following uses: drinking preparing infant formulas preparing juices and ice cubes washing fruits […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201852 Views

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Canadian patients to benefit from major investment in genomics and precision health research

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Toronto, ON Government of Canada and partners invest $255 million in genomics research bringing new hope for Canadians living with cancer, cystic fibrosis, juvenile arthritis, childhood asthma and other diseases. Precision health promises to transform the way Canadians receive medical care. In the near future, doctors may be able to precisely […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201850 Views

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Feds’ First Nations drinkable water pledge just got harder – CTV News

January 23, 2018 OTTAWA – The federal government’s pledge to eradicate all drinking water advisories in First Nations communities by March 2021 has just become a bigger task, as the number of water systems with long-term drinking water advisories has increased. As of Tuesday, there are 91 systems that have long-term drinking water advisories, up […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201847 Views

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MNBC: Ta Saantii Health & Culture Days Survey

January 22nd, 2018 BC Healthy Living Alliance Funding was secured for several Métis Chartered Communities across the Province to host a total of 18 Métis “Health & Culture” Days, between January and August 2018. These community-designed “Health & Culture” Days will provide an opportunity for Métis community members to get active while reconnecting with Métis culture, […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 201848 Views

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Department of Indigenous Services Canada provides update on commitment to end long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve

Government adding close to 250 drinking water systems to clean drinking water commitment; 91 long-term advisories to be lifted by March 2021 January, 23, 2018     Ottawa, ON        Department of Indigenous Services Canada Everyone in Canada deserves access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. Our Government is steadfast in our commitment and we […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201884 Views

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Youth forum opens up about suicide to bring hope – APTN News

January 22, 2017 Annette Francis APTN News Indigenous youth from across the country gathered in Ottawa to talk about suicide. They say it’s time to talk to bring hope. The youth also got to sit down with the Indigenous Services minister. afrancis@aptn.ca Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/01/22/youth-forum-opens-up-about-suicide-to-bring-hope/

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201874 Views

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First Nations Health Transformation Summit – Reminder Hotel Booking Deadline today January 22, 2018!

First Nations Health Transformation Summit– Reminder Hotel Booking Deadline today January 22, 2018! Register for the AFN Health Summit and book hotel accommodations at the Fairmont Royal York by January 22, 2018, to be eligible for a draw for 2 tickets to the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Wednesday February 14, 2018 at […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2018227 Views

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SOAHAC Partnering on Temporary Overdose Prevention Site in London

In response to the urgent need for harm reduction services in our communities, SOAHAC is partnering with the Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU), Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC), and other health agencies, to provide services at London’s Temporary Overdose Prevention Site (TOPS). The location, announced late last week, will be at 186 King Street, sharing space […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 201844 Views

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Ottawa already knows where suicide is worst. Yet it still won’t act – The Star

A project to track suicide risks would be an innovative solution were it not for one problem: the government already knows where the risks are highest – in Indigenous communities. Jan. 22, 2018 In early January, the federal government announced a contract with an Ottawa-based software company to run a pilot project that detects suicide […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 201875 Views

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We matter a lot’: Indigenous youth gather in Ottawa to tackle suicide crisis – CBC

Roundtable discussion with Indigenous services minister set for Monday Jan 22, 2018 About 70 Indigenous youth from across Canada gathered at Ottawa’s Wabano Centre Sunday, ahead of a national roundtable discussion today on the suicide crisis facing their communities. The two-day Hope Forum is hosted by We Matter, a national youth-led group that supports Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 201850 Views

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Newfoundland and Labrador Becomes First Province in Canada to Advance National Suicide Prevention Project

January 22, 2018 The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has partnered with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Eastern Health and a community coalition on the Burin Peninsula to launch Roots of Hope, a community suicide prevention project. Newfoundland and Labrador is the first province in Canada to sign onto this project. The project will […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201845 Views

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Ontario Improving Access to Health Care for Children in Sudbury

NEO Kids and Family Program Receives Planning Grant from Province January 19, 2018 Ontario is supporting Health Sciences North to plan an expansion of the children’s health centre in Sudbury,  ensuring children and their families will have access to quality health care and social services closer to home. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 201849 Views

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G’minoomaadozimin Health and Safety Initiative

G’minoomaadozimin Health and Safety Initiative January 19, 2018 Nokiiwin Tribal Council The Nokiiwin Tribal Council is a federally registered non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a range of social and community services to six Indigenous communities. Services include access to justice, health and wellness, community development and education. The member communities are located in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 19, 201870 Views

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Ontario Enhancing Safety for Workers in Indigenous Communities

Ontario Enhancing Safety for Workers in Indigenous Communities Province Improving Workplace Health and Safety in the Robinson Superior Treaty Area NEWS                                                                                                                  January 19, 2018 Ontario is helping to protect workers in Indigenous communities through support for an initiative that promotes knowledge of workplace health and safety. The province is investing $281,000 in the G’minoomaadozimin (“We […]

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Winnipeg in midst of a crystal meth ‘epidemic’: front-line workers – APTN News

January 18, 2018 Grassroots organizations in Winnipeg are calling on the province to address what they are calling a “meth crisis” in the city. This comes following a fire set at a transitional housing complex by a client in the throes of a crystal methamphetamine addiction. On Jan. 7 around 12:30 a.m. a man barricaded […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 201852 Views

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Scientists find link between group of pollutants and health problems in Inuit – CBC

New studies have connected high levels of persistent organic pollutants to diabetes and high cholesterol Jan 19, 2018 A new study from the University of Ottawa has found a link between persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and high cholesterol levels among Inuit. The study follows earlier work that found a similar link between the group of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 201843 Views

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Mushkegowuk Council Regional Emergency Summit

Mushkegowuk’s State of Emergency on Illegal Drugs & Alcohol REGIONAL EMERGENCY SUMMIT – “Responding to Our State of Emergency” February 6 – 8, 2018  |  Ramada Inn, Timmins, ON Mushkegowuk Council 32nd Annual Mamowihitowin Resolution No. 2017-09- 17 WHEREAS The supply, demand and use of illegal drugs and alcohol continues to adversely affect the health and wellness […]

by pmnationtalk on January 19, 201856 Views

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Alberta naloxone kits may not contain life saving anti opioid overdose drug – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 18, 2018  EDMONTON _ The Alberta government is urging people who have naloxone kits to check them to ensure that they actually contain the drug that is used to prevent deadly opioid overdoses. Alberta Health Services says some of the kits that have been distributed to clinics and pharmacies across the province […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 201843 Views

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Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for the Hamlet of Kugluktuk

January 18, 2018 The Department of Health advises residents of the Hamlet of Kugluktuk that the boil water advisory is over. ### Media Contact: Ron Wassink Communications Specialist Department of Health 867-975-5710 rwassink@gov.nu.ca NT5

by pmnationtalk on January 19, 201845 Views

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Growing the campus conversation about mental health at universities and colleges across the country with Bell Let’s Talk

January 18, 2018 Growing the campus conversation about mental health at universities and colleges across the country with Bell Let’s Talk 128 Canadian universities and colleges in every province joining Bell Let’s Talk Day activities Student-athlete campaign builds momentum with addition of Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association MONTRÉAL, January 18, 2018 – Bell Let’s Talk today […]

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OHRC obtains Tribunal Consent Order to keep people with mental health disabilities out of segregation

January 18, 2018 Toronto – On January 16, 2018, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) issued a Consent Order requiring Ontario to end the use of segregation for people with mental health disabilities across its 26 correctional facilities, barring exceptional circumstances. The Order was obtained on the consent of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201873 Views

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Help reduce tobacco-use in Nunavut

January 18, 2018 In January, join the Department of Health and support Tobacco Reduction Month! Smoking is harmful. It makes asthma worse, increases risks of pneumonia, decreases lung function and can lead to significant health concerns, such as cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It affects breathing and makes physical activity like singing or […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201843 Views

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Statement from Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

January 18, 2018 As Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, I am frequently asked to outline my priorities and plans for promoting and improving the overall health of Canadians. My overarching role is to provide the Minister of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada with evidence-based public health advice to improve and protect the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201844 Views

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Dr. Kent Saylor appointed Director, Indigenous Health Professions Program – McGill University

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kent Saylor to the position of Director, Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP) at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Reporting directly to the Dean of Medicine, in his role as Director Dr. Saylor will work to ensure the program’s primary objective – to increase the number […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 201868 Views

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Tiny parasite may pose health risks for Canada’s North – Nunatsiaq Online

January 17, 2018 “It is critical for public health organizations and practitioners to employ strategies, to reduce the risk” You don’t hear much about the dangers posed by toxoplasmosis, but infections caused by the tiny parasite are powerful enough to make you sick and cause damage to the brain, eyes and other organs. With levels […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 201830 Views

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CEO gets job extension as Manitoba gears for health delivery change – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 17, 2018 WINNIPEG _ The launch this spring of a new provincial health organization in Manitoba is delaying the hiring of a new chief executive officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Real Cloutier stepped into the role of CEO and president on an interim basis last June when the authority parted […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 201850 Views

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Journalist Marci Ien Takes the Mental Health Conversation Nationwide with IN THEIR OWN WORDS: A BELL LET’S TALK DAY SPECIAL, January 31 on CTV and CTV Two

– In the primetime special, host Marci Ien speaks candidly with several Canadians about their personal experiences with mental illness – – On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Jan. 31, you can talk, text, tweet, and join in on social media to help end the stigma around mental illness and drive Bell’s funding for Canadian mental […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201867 Views

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New program offers diet and nutritional information to Sask. First Nations free of charge – CBC

Three-month initiative gives people opportunity to talk to a dietitian Jan 16, 2018 A new program aimed at providing dietitian services to Saskatchewan First Nations launched this month. The three-month initiative will give people on Saskatchewan First Nations the opportunity to talk with a dietitian, who will provide information about nutrition, recipes and affordable meal […]

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McGill medical students get closer look at Indigenous approach to healthcare – APTN News

January 16, 2018 Some medical students at McGill University in Montreal are getting a firsthand look at what working in an Indigenous community is like. It’s through a new program that includes a grassroots approach to healthcare. “It consists of medical students in their third or fourth year coming here for a month at a […]

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Indigenous group tackles diabetes with storytelling – The Conversation

When Emily’s mother lay dying of kidney failure from years of diabetes, Emily begged the doctors to take her kidney and transplant it into her mom. But the doctors refused — Emily had diabetes too. She would need both kidneys herself. Like many Indigenous groups around the world, the James Bay Cree of northern Québec […]

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Ontario Enhancing Workplace Health and Safety in the North

Province Supporting Projects at Laurentian University January 16, 2018 Ontario is improving safety for workers in the North by partnering with Laurentian University to support new initiatives designed to bolster occupational health and safety. Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury, on behalf of Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour, made the announcement today in Sudbury. Projects include: […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201860 Views

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Pangnirtung starts work on community wellness, suicide prevention – Nunatsiaq Online

January 16, 2018 Baffin community to spend next two weeks honing action plan Starting today, Pangnirtung elders, youth, parents, counsellors, school staff and other residents will spend part of the next two weeks in workshops designed to produce a five-year community wellness action plan. The goal of the plan is to help residents get the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201865 Views

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Programs available for those facing high energy bills – Government of NB

January 16, 2018 FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are reminded that there are programs available to help them with their high energy bills during the cold winter months. “New Brunswick has experienced frigid temperatures over the last month and with the cold comes higher energy bills to heat our homes,” said Finance Minister Cathy Rogers. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201845 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nation in mourning after two teens die by suicide – The Globe and Mail

A small northern Saskatchewan First Nation is once again in mourning after two teenagers killed themselves in recent weeks. The suicides in Fond du Lac came as the community recovers from a Dec. 13 plane crash that led to the death of 19-year-old Arson Fern Jr. Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201842 Views

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Alberta First Nation holds candlelight vigil to honour those that died by suicide – APTN News

January 16, 2018 Maskwacis held a candlelight vigil and walk over the weekend. It was to honour those that have died by suicide in recent weeks. But organizers of the vigil also said the gathering was to send a message of hope. cstewart@aptn.ca Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/01/16/alberta-first-nation-holds-candlelight-vigil-honour-died-suicide/

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201832 Views

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Critical incidents: Provincial report details deaths, mishaps, gaps in First Nations care – CBC

Health-care system ‘doesn’t meet the needs of a lot of Northern Manitoba First Nations’: Sheila North A patient went to a federal nursing station with jaundice and in respiratory distress, was sent by air ambulance to a regional health centre, waited 3½ hours to see a doctor, then died after another transfer to a tertiary […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201832 Views

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We Matter and Facebook host first national #HopeForum

Indigenous youth from across the country gather for forum on healing and life promotion OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2018 – On January 21 and 22, Indigenous youth representing every province and territory will attend the first ever #HopeForum to address the suicide crisis impacting their communities. The two-day forum, hosted and facilitated by We Matter and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201898 Views

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