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Plans to replace Kugluktuk’s new power plant delayed – Nunatsiaq News

20 May 2020 “However, unpredictable delays due to COVID-19 may be beyond our control,” says Qulliq Energy Corp. The construction of a new diesel and solar power plant for Kugluktuk has been postponed, with its delivery now expected in late 2023. The Qulliq Energy Corp. says it is moving forward with the hybrid diesel-solar power […]

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Epidemiologist creates three models for M’Chigeeng pandemic scenarios – Manitoulin Expositor

May 20, 2020 M’CHIGEENG – Last week, M’Chigeeng First Nation released COVID-19 modelling for its community that showed some stark numbers in case people have become complacent or are considering relaxing their vigilance with their efforts to resist the pandemic. Prepared by epidemiologist Dr. Jennifer Walker, a Laurentian University Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202037 Views

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Vice-dean of Indigenous health bridges professional work with community – UM Today

Meet Indigenous Scholar Dr. Marcia Anderson May 20, 2020 — A day-in-the-life of Dr. Marcia Anderson includes a balance of motherhood, a fierce commitment to her community and continuous work in Indigenous health and healing – and her achievements have not gone unnoticed. At 24 years old, she was the youngest Indigenous graduate in the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202028 Views

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Water bombers dispatched to Poplar Hill First Nation forest fire – Tbnewswatch.com

The fire is burning seven kilometres to the southeast. DRYDEN, Ont. — The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry dispatched water bombers Tuesday afternoon to attack a new forest fire not far from the remote community of Poplar Hill first Nation. The fire, which is not under control, had burned 23 hectares at last report. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202031 Views

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Nunavik’s social housing tenants won’t see rents rise this year – Nunatsiaq News

20 May 2020 Social housing agency has proposed a raise of 1.2 per cent in 2021 Nunavik’s social housing agency says tenants will not see an increase in their rent this year, thanks to a gesture from the province to ease pressure on renters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau said it […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202035 Views

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James Andrew inducted into UBC’s 25 Year Club – UBC Faculty of Medicine

May 19, 2020 When James Andrew enters a room, his positive, calm energy is immediately apparent. Whether it’s a meeting or a celebration, formal or festive, when Andrew speaks, students, staff and faculty alike stop to listen. As the current Indigenous Student Initiatives Manager in the University of British Columbia’s faculty of medicine, Andrew is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202034 Views

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Hundreds of non-medical masks with Indigenous flair made for First Nations communities – CBC

‘It’s important, I think, to protect people as much as possible’ May 19, 2020 Shelly Johnson is a professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C., and the Canada research chair in Indigenizing Higher Education, but since the COVID-19 pandemic began, she’s taken on another role: making non-medical masks with an Indigenous flair. In March, […]

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This Capsule Collection Is a Celebration of Indigenous Fashion – The Kit

May 19, 2020 Among the sweeping cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19 was IFWTO (Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto), a multi-platform festival celebrating Indigenous craft, textiles and fashion set to take place at the Harbourfront Centre this month. For now, the event is on hold, but one aspect of the showcase is going ahead as planned: […]

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Indigenous group to continue blockade at Keeyask dam construction site over COVID-19 concerns – On-Site Magazine

May 19, 2020 SPLIT LAKE, Man.—Members of northern Manitoba First Nations who are worried about the spread of COVID-19 say they will maintain blockades set up at the entrance to a hydroelectric construction site despite a court injunction. “Is life more important than a job? If that virus comes into our area and people start […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202051 Views

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Cree doctor hopes for positive changes post-pandemic – APTN News

May 19, 2020 ‘If Indigenous physicians themselves and are seeing those types of overt racism then what happens to our patients who come from the communities…’ Like many people, Dr. James Makokis never imagined the COVID-19 pandemic would be as bad as it has become on Turtle Island. It was only after speaking with an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202039 Views

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Canada Energy Regulator recruiting Indigenous people to join new advisory committee – CBC

New committee expected to play ‘a key advisory role’ to the board of directors May 20, 2020 The Canada Energy Regulator is looking for Indigenous people to join a new advisory committee that is expected to play “a key advisory role” to the regulator’s board of directors, according to a recruitment document posted online. Up […]

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How to Create a BC Economy that Works for Everyone – TheTyee.ca

It’s not just a question of when we reopen, but what kind of recovery we want. Slowly and carefully, British Columbia is emerging from an unprecedented shutdown. And a big part of why we’ve weathered it as well as we have is the courage of working people, and the sacrifices they’ve made: treating the sick, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202028 Views

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iPolitics AM: Special committee meets as standoff looms over resuming regular House sittings – iPolitics

May 20, 2020 ALSO TODAY: Morneau offers more details on large employer support — Industry members get briefed on cyber threats to Canadian COVID-19 researchers Amid rising cross-aisle tensions over whether to prolong the current parliamentary shutdown, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to face his opposition rivals from his usual front-row seat in the […]

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Indigenous goup to continue blockade over COVID-19 concerns in northern Manitoba – OttawaMatters.com

SPLIT LAKE, Man. — Members of northern Manitoba First Nations who are worried about the spread of COVID-19 say they will maintain blockades set up at the entrance to a hydroelectric construction site despite a court injunction. “Is life more important than a job? If that virus comes into our area and people start getting […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202043 Views

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Celebrating Indigenous graduates at Cape Breton University – TheChronicleHerald.ca

ESKASONI, N.S. — Graduation season is in full swing and the Cape Breton Post wanted to highlight some of the Indigenous graduates from Cape Breton University. We spoke to four Mi’kmaq graduates about their time at the university, their hopes and dreams for what comes after and what receiving their diploma meant to them. Here […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202046 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

Wet’suwet’en title and rights were front and centre. Landmark agreement recognizes Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and sparks protests from band councils | Ricochet Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders sign rights and title MOU with feds, province – APTN News Wet’suwet’en sign historic deal to negotiate land rights – The Guardian Signing of Wet’suwet’en agreement could land Ottawa in court […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202038 Views

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Staff member tests positive for COVID-19 at Ottawa seniors home with Nunavut residents – Nunatsiaq News

No residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at Embassy West Senior Living 19 May 2020 A male staff member at a long-term care facility in Ottawa where about 30 Nunavut elders live has tested positive for COVID-19. “This staff is not a front-line staff and is not symptomatic at present,” said an online statement from […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202050 Views

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Food security deepens a Reliance on Ancestral Foods in Coastal Communities – CFN

May 17, 2020 Heiltsuk member Jessie Housty never imagined a time when Pacific Coastal Airlines would shut down all its flights to Bella Bella on the BC Central Coast. “You definitely feel this sense of remoteness that you don’t usually feel here,” she says. “And it’s woken people up to the reality that the more […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202030 Views

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Grey Bruce Health Unit: Expanded Community Testing for COVID-19

In alignment with the expanded Provincial criteria for testing, the Grey Bruce Health Unit is enlarging the eligibility for COVID-19 testing. Testing is available for anyone exhibiting any new or worsening respiratory symptoms, regardless of the risk factors that were previously part of the testing criteria. Symptoms for COVID-19 are similar to the flu and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202031 Views

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COVID-19 in Toronto: Lawsuit shelved as city, advocacy groups come to agreement – CBC

City’s death toll now at 683, more than a quarter of all Ontario deaths May 19, 2020 A coalition of public-interest organizations that filed legal proceedings against the City of Toronto over what they called “deplorable” conditions in the city’s shelter system amid the COVID-19 pandemic now says it has reached a deal with the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202030 Views

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Door closing soon on bursaries worth $40K – pentictonherald.ca

Students are encouraged to get their bursary applications in soon to the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen. Bursaries range from $250 to $3,000, and are based on financial need, not academic records. Approximately $40,000 is up for grabs. “We now have 10 different endowment funds that will be offering bursaries to local students,” […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202021 Views

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Canada: Duty To Consult Requires A Potentially Material Adverse Effect – Mondaq News Alerts

On April 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed, with costs, an application for leave to appeal the PEI Court of Appeal’s decision in Mi’kmaq of P.E.I. v. Province of P.E.I. et. al. (Mill River)1. Mill River, released in November 2019, offered a fresh and helpful perspective on the Crown’s duty to consult. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202037 Views

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Why on-the-land educators see opportunity in a global pandemic – CBC

COVID-19 is forcing the reinvention of formal education May 19, 2020 Most students can identify with the feeling of looking wistfully out a classroom window on a sunny spring day. But for students in northern Canada, where so much of life revolves around being on the land, there’s something extra painful about being trapped inside […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202031 Views

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How COVID-19 has emboldened colonial governments – The Martlet

COVID-19 has greatly impacted the entire world in almost every aspect of society. If one is not deemed an essential worker, risking their life every day in the face of this pandemic, home is the place to be and stay right now. Almost everything has been put in a state of pause, including physical Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202023 Views

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Assisting the Indigenous youth community through art (11 photos) – Tbnewswatch.com

Neechee Studio is a studio provides free art workshops for young Indigenous people. Neechee Studio is a studio led by emerging Indigenous artists that provides free art workshops for young Indigenous people. These workshops are made available for youth aged 14 – 30. Savanna Boucher is the co-program coordinator alongside Lucille Atlookan, a founding member […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202026 Views

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Native Women’s Shelter forced to close after outbreak among staff – CBC

Services still offered to women, children while they are housed in a hotel May 19, 2020 The Native Women’s Shelter in Montreal, a vital service for the city’s Indigenous population, has had to close its doors because of COVID-19. Nakuset, the shelter’s executive director, said an outbreak among much of her staff left her with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202022 Views

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iPolitics AM: Scheer set to make the case for reopening the House as May 25 deadline looms – iPolitics

May 19, 2020 ALSO TODAY: COVID-19 special committee holds virtual meeting — Bloc Quebecois leader holds media availability — Theresa Tam briefs House health committee As the clock ticks down to the pre-set expiry date for the current House hiatus — which, barring an official request for an extension co-signed by all four recognized parties, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202052 Views

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Archives to explore relocation options, receives grant for reconciliation project – Alberta Daily Herald Tribune

May 18, 2020 The South Peace Regional Archives will be working with city administration to explore and facilitate its relocation to Centre 2000 from the Grande Prairie Museum. The proposed relocation to the Heritage Discovery Centre within Centre 2000 would see the archives re-established within the existing footprint of the facility, rather than getting a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202062 Views

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More than 100 people evacuated to Dauphin, Man., after fire – Globalnews.ca

May 18, 2020 More than 100 people living north of Dauphin, Man., had to be evacuated on Sunday night after fires near the community, according to the Canadian Red Cross. The people are members of Pine Creek First Nation. Jason Small from the Canadian Red Cross said the organization provided support virtually, at a distance, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 202029 Views

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Opinion: The Five-Year Rule and Band Membership along the US-Canada border – Anishinabek News

From 1876 to 1952, individuals residing outside of Canada for five consecutive years were to be struck from Band lists by Indian Affairs according to the Indian Act. Apparently, according to James C. Phipps, Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs at Manitowaning in 1877, the 1876 Indian Act’s imposition of the five-year rule claimed that it […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 202032 Views

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New Indigenous Studies Instructors Arrive for KPU’s Summer Semester – The Runner

Jules Koostachin and Kerrie Charnley will teach Introduction to Indigenous Studies Kwantlen Polytechnic University has welcomed two new instructors for the summer semester, Dr. Kerrie Charnley and Jules Koostachin, to teach INDG 1100, Introduction to Indigenous Studies. Both have expertise in teaching on a range of Indigenous topics, which they will be bringing to KPU […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 202029 Views

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What the government knows — and doesn’t know — about COVID-19 in Indigenous populations – TVO

TVO.org speaks with Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller about why it’s challenging to gather COVID-19 data on Indigenous populations — and where the federal government has room for improvement On May 9, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller told reporters that his department’s data-collection capabilities were “limited” and announced $250,000 in funding to support the collection […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 202033 Views

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Oil revenues plunge for many Indigenous communities in Western Canada – CBC

‘We’re trying our best to adjust and keep our head above water,’ says Alberta chief as oil production halts May 17, 2020 Considering how much effort the Frog Lake First Nation has spent developing its oil business over the decades, the decision to turn off the taps was especially difficult for the community to make. […]

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Nunavik lifts restrictions on alcohol sales, shortens curfew – Nunatsiaq News

Committee in discussions on how to gradually re-open region Officials in Nunavik are starting to ease restrictions put in place to protect the region against COVID-19, starting with a shortened curfew and easier access to alcohol, the Kativik Regional Government announced this week. Co-op stores in both Puvirnituq and Kuujjuaq are now permitted to sell […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202079 Views

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Beausoleil First Nation’s state of emergency remains in effect – CTV News

May 15, 2020 BARRIE — As the province begins to permit some businesses and recreational facilities to reopen to the public, Beausoleil First Nation’s state of emergency remains in effect. In a statement, Beausoleil First Nation said travelling to its territory is still restricted, adding that beaches in the area will remain closed to all […]

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SIU finds no basis to charge OPP officer in death of Lac Seul First Nation man – Tbnewswatch.com

The Special Investigations Unit found no wrong doing on the part of Ontario Provincial Police officers after a Lac Seul First Nation man took his own life following a brief standoff in 2019. LAC SEUL FIRST NATION, Ont. – The province’s Special Investigations Unit has found no wrong doing on the part of an Ontario […]

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Chief: Salt River First Nation no longer at risk of flooding – CKLB News

May 15, 2020 The risk of flooding in Salt River First Nation appears to have passed, said Chief David Poitras. The water levels on the Slave River were much higher than usual up until about a week ago, but have since significantly lowered, Poitras said. The high water levels were caused by an ice jam […]

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Even during the pandemic, Canada is fighting these residential school survivors in court – APTN News

“Trying to advance this justice for our day scholars is vital for our absolute wellness and the restoration of our language and culture.” The federal government has asked the Federal Court of Appeal to overturn a recent court decision that could potentially help a specific group of forgotten residential schools survivors in their fight for […]

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New cannabis store approved to open – The North Bay Nugget

May 15, 2020 A second cannabis store has been approved to open on Nipissing First Nation. Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) spokesperson Ray Kahnert said Thursday that Cheerful Charlies Cannabis Co., located on Osprey Miikan, had been issued a pre-opening approval letter and passed its inspection. Store management confirmed the store could open […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202049 Views

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Fort William First Nation reopens retail stores – Anishinabek News

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION — Fort William’s retail stores were reopened May 4 for Fort William citizens and May 5 for the general public after closing in early April due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “The community took everything into consideration, took a lot of what was happening in the district of Thunder […]

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Decisions about Indigenous ceremonies lie with community leaders, says Trudeau – CBC

Sask. Premier Scott Moe says there should be no exceptions to 10-person limit on gatherings May 14, 2020 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has responded to concerns about police attending a traditional ceremony at a Saskatchewan First Nation over compliance with a public health order, for which Premier Scott Moe says there should be no exceptions. […]

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Billings council supports request for flow through traffic to be allowed on highways – Manitoulin Expositor

May 15, 2020 KAGAWONG – Billings Township council supports a call to allow traffic to flow directly through M’Chigeeng First Nation on Highways 540 and 551 with travellers not stopping in the community, while also supporting the First Nation’s efforts in trying to maintain the safety of its residents from the COVID-19 pandemic. “This letter […]

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Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders sign rights and title MOU with feds, province – APTN News

May 14, 2020 “It’s a memorandum of understand, it’s not the end, it’s the beginning.” The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, along with the federal and British Columbia governments, signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday. The document will set of a series of talks related to rights and title in the territory. Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/wetsuweten-hereditary-leaders-sign-rights-and-title-mou-with-feds-province/

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Nibinamik First Nation declares state of emergency – Tbnewswatch.com

Failing diesel generator and a lack of tools to fight COVID-19 pandemic given as reasons for emergency. SUMMER BEAVER, Ont. — Nibinamik First Nation has declared a state of emergency because of a failing diesel generating system amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The state of emergency came into effect on Wednesday night at 5 p.m. “The […]

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Chipewyan Prairie First Nation reports COVID-19 case, one case remains active in Fort McMurray – Fort McMurray Today

May 14, 2020 The Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, which is right next to Janvier, has reported its first case of COVID-19 in the community. This makes it the first First Nation in the Wood Buffalo area to have a known case of the virus. The news was announced by Chief Vern Janvier on Facebook on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202062 Views

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Morning Brief: Make sure to use two-factor authentication, health researchers – iPolitics

May 15, 2020 Good Friday morning, readers. Health researchers and groups working on Canada’s response to COVID-19 are facing an increased risk of hacking and espionage sponsored by other countries, the Toronto Star was told by this country’s intelligence groups. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Communications Security Establishment said in a joint […]

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About-face on schools, Indigenous tour guides, more news – Montreal Gazette

Thursday, May 14, 2020: Here are some of the stories we’ve been following today. In his first visit to Montreal since the coronavirus outbreak began, Premier François Legault announced Thursday that elementary schools in the Greater Montreal region will not reopen until August or September, instead of May 25 as was previously planned. With 793 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202029 Views

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Métis doctor tapped to help analyze data gaps in counting Indigenous COVID-19 cases – CBC

‘The best way to do it is by ourselves, for ourselves,’ says Dr. Janet Smylie May 14, 2020 Dr. Janet Smylie has dedicated much of her over two-decade career as a Métis physician and leader in the field of Indigenous health to shedding light on the injustices Indigenous people face in Canada’s health-care system. It’s […]

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Second Indigenous graduation ceremony goes virtual – CKPGToday.ca

PRINCE GEORGE– This year’s Indigenous graduation ceremony is going virtual. Last year, the very first Ts’udelhti–meaning We Honour, in Dakelh Lheidli dialect– graduation ceremony was hosted by School District 57 (SD57). It saw more than 80 students and their family members come together at Prince George’s Vanier Hall for a celebration of achievement and cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202033 Views

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Celebrating Indigenous Nurses Day in Behchokò – Cabin Radio

Thursday marks Indigenous Nurses Day, giving residents of the NWT a chance to thank Indigenous nurses for their roles in caring for their communities. From offering services in Indigenous languages to bridging cultural gaps in care, Indigenous nurses across the country help make the healthcare system more accessible for everyone. In the middle of a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202034 Views

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