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UWinnipeg receives CFI funding for two research centres

August 15, 2017 WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg will be opening two new research centres thanks to generous funding provided through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund, Research Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, and in-kind funding for a total of over $300,000. Dr. Angela Failler’s new Centre for Research in […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201788 Views

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Geoscience BC: Research results show how snow, soil and trees can detect mineral deposits under ground

Vancouver, BC – August 9, 2017 – A research project funded by Geoscience BC has developed new techniques that use snow, soil and trees to identify buried mineral deposits and has resulted in new laboratory techniques. The new made-in-BC analytical methods measure the concentration of the halogen elements fluorine, bromine, chlorine and iodine in samples that […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 201738 Views

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New MUHC study calls for targeted screening of high-risk healthcare workers for tuberculosis

Current strategy of annual screening in North America is expensive and ineffective July 31, 2017 Tuberculosis (TB) is a recognized hazard for healthcare workers, but the annual screening strategy currently in place in Canada and the United States is costly with very limited health benefits and should be reconsidered, according to a new study led […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201796 Views

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Government of Canada supports increased research and training opportunities in aerospace and advanced manufacturing

August 2, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada Encouraging the global competitiveness of Canada’s aerospace industry is a priority for the Government of Canada. Working with local partners, our area will be benefiting from the creation of well-paying middle class jobs and targeted skills development as a result of a $10 million […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 2017162 Views

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Group says long awaited high Arctic research station is nearly complete – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 30, 2017  By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS A decade after it was first promised, Canada’s new High Arctic Research Station is nearly complete and already giving scientists access to a vast new section of ice and tundra. “We’re trying to come up with a long-term, systematic, multi-disciplinary view of this part […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 2017124 Views

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BC research helping to characterize salmon’s ability to adapt to climate change

July 26, 2017 Vancouver, BC — Wild Chinook salmon play a significant role in commercial, recreational and First Nations harvests. These harvests, however, have been decreasing due to warming waters and shifting population ranges- both results of climate change. Since the 1990s, declines in Pacific salmon populations has led to a reduction the total value […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2017152 Views

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Science minister promotes Arctic research, traditional knowledge – NunatsiaqOnline

July 25, 2017 “We are so fortunate to have the Arctic” As the summer research season gets underway in the Arctic, many scientists are travelling north—but only one of those scientists is also a federal cabinet minister. Science Minister Kirsty Duncan visited Nunavut July 17 to July 21 to meet with scientists working in northern […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201756 Views

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FedNor commits $100,000 to Health Sciences North Research Institute – Sudbury.com

Health Sciences North Research Institute received a bump in funding from the federal government to help encourage entrepreneurs to develop products for the sector. In a news release the Government of Canada announced they are committing $100,000 to encourage entrepreneurs and industry professionals to pursue product development opportunities within the healthcare sector. The initiative aims […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201738 Views

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Exploring Indigenous law, smart textiles, cardiovascular disease and more – University of Ottawa

July 13, 2017 Every year the University of Ottawa awards research chairs that aim to build on the outstanding work demonstrated by our researchers. At the same time, the Tri-Agencies (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) award Canada Research Chairs in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201783 Views

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Indigenous Manitobans Skeptical about Reconcilation – Probe Research

June 27, 2017 Indigenous Manitobans are hopeful things will be better for the next generation, but many say racism is on the rise and only 17 per cent say Canadians are making a real effort at reconcilation. Read More NT4

by pmnationtalk on June 30, 201731 Views

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Feds fund mentorship network to support indigenous health researchers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 28, 2017 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal government intends to spend $8 million over five years to establish a mentorship network for First Nations, Metis and Inuit health researchers. The funding follows a recommendation by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that all levels of government increase the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 201760 Views

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Supporting the next generation of Indigenous health researchers

Government invests $8M to establish cross-country mentorship network for First Nations, Inuit and Métis health researchers June 28, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) issued its 94 calls to action in the pursuit of reconciliation, health was an important theme. In particular, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 28, 201781 Views

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Call for applications: The Diabetes Foundation of Manitoba Dr. John A. Moorhouse Fellowship Award

JUNE 26, 2017 – The University of Manitoba received $500,000 from the Diabetes Foundation of Manitoba to establish the Diabetes Foundation of Manitoba John A. Moorhouse Fellowship. A further $150,000 was received in September 2010 from which $15,000/year for ten years is to be spent as additional funds for lab operating costs. The Diabetes Foundation of […]

by aanationtalk on June 26, 201774 Views

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Advancing Medical Innovation in Northern Ontario

Province Harnessing Health Care Technology to Better Serve Northern Communities June 23, 2017 9:30 A.M. Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Ontario is improving patient care with new technology that provides better access to electronic health records for hospitals, researchers and clinicians across Northern Ontario. The province is supporting research by the Health Sciences North […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 2017129 Views

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Indigenous wellness research binds communities together

June 20, 2017 For 10 years, Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin has worked alongside a group of Indigenous women who are recognized as knowledge keepers, community leaders and grandmothers who uphold traditional knowledge practices for community wellness. This group, known as Women as Sinew, or WASi Communities, is a research support network of women from across […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 2017118 Views

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Research program a learning experience for Indigenous undergrads and their faculty supervisors – McMaster Daily News

June 21, 2017 McMaster is joining the rest of the country June 21 in celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Indigenous undergraduates and McMaster faculty members have come together for a unique summer adventure that promises to be an important learning experience for both students and supervisors. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201794 Views

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Government of Canada Invests $100,000 to Accelerate Medical Research & Spur Innovation in Northern Ontario

June 23, 2017 – Sudbury, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor The Government of Canada is investing $100,000 to help Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) encourage entrepreneurs and industry professionals to pursue product development opportunities within the healthcare sector. The initiative aims to connect entrepreneurs with clinical trials and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 2017116 Views

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TRU: Indigenous health research gets $1 million boost

An international network of Indigenous health researchers and knowledge keepers now have a home at TRU thanks to a $1 million Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) grant, making this the largest health research grant in TRU’s history. Led by Dr. Rod McCormick (Kanienkehaka), BC Regional Innovation Chair in Aboriginal Health, this network provides Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201783 Views

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Indigenous Manitobans Worried Culture, Traditions Disappearing – Probe Research

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 More than half of First Nations and Métis people surveyed fear their way of life may gradually disappear, an increase from past Probe Research surveys. View full release NT5

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201748 Views

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Ontario researchers to study dust for carcinogens after Fort McMurray fire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 13, 2017 By Liam Casey THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A group of Ontario researchers is travelling to Fort McMurray, Alta., next month to study dust left in homes from the forest fire that ravaged the city last year. The team’s work is among several studies that are being conducted on the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201771 Views

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Iqaluit could start running out of fresh water by 2024 – York U

TORONTO, Monday, June 12, 2017 – Without action, the supply of fresh water in Iqaluit will begin to dwindle by 2024 due to climate change and increased demand, research led by York University has found. “Extreme climates make the management of fresh water difficult, but add climate change to the mix, along with too few […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 2017105 Views

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U of S-led Global Water Futures announces $16.2M funding for 11 projects across Canada

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan-led Global Water Futures (GWF) program has funded 11 initial research projects across Canada totaling nearly $16.2 million over the next three years to tackle some of Canada’s most pressing water-related challenges. Jun 8, 2017 These include protecting prairie agricultural lands from drought and floods, mitigating algae blooms in lakes, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 12, 201769 Views

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From the lab to the reserve – UM Today

June 6, 2017 — Science and engineering students breaking out of the lab and heading for First Nation reserves to put their education into action got some tips this month from those who have walked that path before them. “Community engaged scholarship has transformed my research career and me as a person,” toxicologist Dr. Lalita […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201785 Views

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56 rising U of T research stars awarded Connaught New Researcher Awards

An alarming one in five university students will turn to self-harming behaviours like cutting and burning to cope with stress, anxiety and sadness. But why students choose self-harm over other coping behaviours remains a mystery, says lifespan development psychologist Chloe Hamza. Understanding and eventually disrupting this cycle of self-abuse, which increases later risk of suicidal […]

by pmnationtalk on June 7, 201768 Views

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The Naylor Report: How will Canadian science succeed? – CIHE

The Naylor report received its first collective appraisal from the scientific community this week. About 200 scientists, higher education administrators, and media gathered in Toronto on May 31st to articulate their shared response to the first review in four decades of Canada’s fundamental science apparatus. Released in April, the Naylor report purports to answer key […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201781 Views

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Government of Canada invests in research to identify strengths and gaps in advanced technologies, rural and urban resilience, and labour market challenges

Investment of $744,000 will allow Canadian researchers to shape responses to the emerging global challenges and opportunities playing out in the country and around the world. June 6, 2017—Ottawa, Ontario—Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council We live in a rapidly changing world, with advancements that impact the daily lives of Canadians in areas such as […]

by pmnationtalk on June 6, 2017138 Views

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Five McMaster scholars recognized as among Canada’s brightest young researchers – Daily News McMaster

Five McMaster researchers will take on everything from senior isolation to antimicrobial resistance as Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars and a Banting Fellow. Rachel Weldrick, Steven Liang, Kaitlin Blanchard and Elizabeth Culp have all been named Vanier Scholars, and Ana Duggan has been named Banting Postdoctoral Fellow. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201774 Views

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Carleton’s Kim Matheson Awarded New Culture and Gender Mental Health Research Chair

May 31, 2017 Carleton University and the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR) have announced a new partnership, the Culture and Gender Mental Health Research Chair held by Kim Matheson, professor in the Department of Neuroscience. “This joint research chair is all about partnerships,” said Zul Merali, president and CEO of the IMHR. “It’s […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201776 Views

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CIHR grants fund Indigenous health research – U of Winnipeg

University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Jaime Cidro, (Associate Professor, Anthropology) has recently received two Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grants totaling over $835,000 combined.  Her project grant, worth $688,500, is the largest CIHR grant ever received by UWinnipeg. The new project is a collaborative partnership between Wiijii’idiwag Ikwewag (Manitoba Indigenous Doula Initiative), Nanaandawewigamig (First Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201793 Views

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Beringia Centre celebrates 20 years of interpreting ice age Yukon

May 30, 2017 The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre marked its 20th anniversary with an event that brought together the many people who have researched and interpreted Yukon’s ice age past. The event included a panel discussion featuring individuals who were involved in the initial conception and planning for the centre, as well as researchers, scientists […]

by pmnationtalk on May 31, 201763 Views

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Researchers working to support the revitalization of Indigenous languages – U of Regina

May 30, 2017 Most Indigenous languages in Canada are not likely to survive without massive revitalization efforts. Only Inuktitut, Cree and Ojibway are considered strong enough to be able to survive into the next century. Dr. Andrea Sterzuk, associate professor of language and literacy education at the University of Regina, and current president of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 2017129 Views

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Dr. Leroy Little Bear to be honoured with 2017 University of Lethbridge Speaker Research Award – Prairie Post

Renowned as an international scholar, speaker and leader, Dr. Leroy Little Bear is a pioneer in the advancement of Indigenous education and the winner of the 2017 University of Lethbridge Speaker Research Award. A mentor and instructor of students and an esteemed advisor on Aboriginal matters at the local, provincial, national and international level, Little […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201763 Views

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New national report card provides comprehensive snapshot of the sustainability of Canada’s food systems

May 26, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON Researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University, Lakehead University and the University of Toronto have taken a first step toward producing a comprehensive report card on the sustainability of Canada’s food systems. Their new report, “Food Counts: A Pan-Canadian Sustainable Food Systems Report Card” brings together 61 existing measures of […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 2017166 Views

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Indigenous researchers receive $2.6 million grant for Indigenous Maternal and Child Health Program – U of Toronto

May 25, 2017 A unique Indigenous-led, community-hospital-university-private sector partnership to enhance Indigenous maternal and child health will address some of the underlying causes of health inequity through an innovative new action-research project. The “Kind Faces Sharing Places: An Action Research Project for Indigenous Families During and After Pregnancy and Birth” project will aim to address […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 201795 Views

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Indigenous Researchers Receive $2.6 Million Funding From Merck Canada Inc. for Indigenous Maternal and Child Health Program in Ontario

TORONTO, ON – May 25, 2017 – A unique Indigenous-led, community-hospital-university-private sector partnership to enhance Indigenous maternal and child health will address some of the underlying causes of health inequity through an innovative new action-research project. The “Kind Faces Sharing Places: An Action Research Project for Indigenous Families During and After Pregnancy and Birth” project […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 2017106 Views

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The Institut technologique de maintenance industrielle at the Cégep de Sept-Îles and the Agence Mamu Innu Kaikusseht (AMIK) to go ahead with research and traceability projects

From Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions May 25, 2017 – Sept-Îles, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) The Government of Canada provides assistance for innovation, scientific research and entrepreneurship. It supports the projects of organizations and businesses that are seeking to increase production capacity and productivity through the acquisition of state-of-the-art […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 2017109 Views

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Nipissing opens Research Data Centre

May 24, 2017 Nipissing University is now home to a Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC), a high-level, secure network and data lab that provides researchers with local access to Statistics Canada’s confidential, large-scale survey data. Researchers can now visit Nipissing University to access data collected from a long list of surveys to help them […]

by pmnationtalk on May 25, 201788 Views

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Pembina Institute: The Right to a Healthy Environment

May 19, 2017 Do Canadians have a right to a healthy environment? Such rights are recognized in more than 110 countries around the world, but not in Canada. A multitude of organizations and experts argue that a right to a healthy environment is legally possible, can be practically implemented and can improve protection for the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 2017107 Views

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In, with, by and for the North – MUN Gazette

May 18, 2017 Labrador Research Forum celebrates creativity and innovation On the first day of the first biennial Labrador Research Forum in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Grand Chief Anastasia Qupee of the Innu Nation addressed the assembled delegates in Innu-aimun and then in English. “We are at an important crossroads in Nitassinan,” she said. Immediately highlighting […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201767 Views

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Canadian scientific footage confirms use of narwhal tusk – WWF

May 12, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario – For the first time, there is video evidence of narwhals using their tusks to hit and stun fish prior to eating them. In collaboration with the community of Pond Inlet and benefiting from Inuit Traditional Knowledge, this first-of-its kind footage was captured by Canadian scientists from Fisheries and Oceans […]

by pmnationtalk on May 15, 201773 Views

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Canada Research Chairs receive more than $7.3 million in research infrastructure support to pursue cutting-edge research

May 10, 2017 OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Thirty-two Canada Research Chairs are receiving more than $7.3 million in support for state-of-the-art research tools from the Government of Canada through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund. The CFI partners with the Chairs Program to help universities attract and retain top researchers in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201797 Views

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Recipients of the 2017 Killam Program are announced

Ottawa, The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the winners and recipients of the 2017 Killam Prizes and Fellowships. Celebrating 50 years of research and innovation, this prestigious program recognizes working scientists, writers, doctors and researchers who have dedicated their careers to solving challenges in our daily lives. They risk, innovate and lead the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 9, 201790 Views

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U of G Prof to Head $6.6-Million, International Climate Change, Indigenous Food Security Project

May 08, 2017 When it comes to climate change, the greatest threat to human health and survival may surprise some people, says a University of Guelph professor. Extreme temperatures, droughts and natural disasters have numerous direct and indirect effects on human health, but the most dire is the threat to food systems, security and safety, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 2017154 Views

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Government of Canada invests in healthier cities and communities

Nine research teams receive a total of $17.7 million May 8, 2017 – Montreal, Quebec – Canadian Institutes of Health Research The physical, social and cultural environments in which we live are critical to our health, development and well-being. All levels of government and organizations in the public and private sectors play a role in […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 2017119 Views

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U of S opens water research facility in the Rocky Mountains to study flooding and drought risk

CANMORE, AB – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has expanded its research facilities studying the impacts of a changing climate on water resources with the opening of a cold water laboratory in Canmore, Alberta. May 5, 2017 “The retreating glaciers in the Rocky Mountains are among the best indicators of climate change,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on May 5, 2017308 Views

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New measures to recruit more women, underrepresented groups to Canada Research Chairs

Action plan will address chronic underrepresentation of members from four designated groups May 4, 2017 – Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat The Government of Canada is working hard to ensure women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities have access to new opportunities that will allow them to succeed in the sciences. When Canada’s skilled […]

by pmnationtalk on May 5, 2017111 Views

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Labrador researchers told to use ‘humility’ when in Indigenous communities – CBC

Over 170 researchers and others are in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this week for the Labrador Research Forum May 02, 2017 The Labrador Research forum kicked off Monday with a less-than-rosy picture of how research has played a role in the history of Labrador — while challenging participants to look at how it can be used […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201783 Views

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B.C. HIV/AIDS researcher among winners of $100,000 Killam Prize – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 2, 2017  OTTAWA _ Leading HIV/AIDS researcher Julio Montaner is among a group of scientists, writers, doctors and researchers receiving a prestigious prize for brilliant work in fields including health sciences, engineering and humanities. The Argentine-Canadian is among five scholars awarded this year’s Killam Prize, which honours Canadian researchers and scientists whose […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2017132 Views

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Few Indigenous Manitobans Satisfied with Child Welfare – Probe Research

Friday, April 28, 2017 Only one-in-ten First Nations and Métis people surveyed agree the Manitoba government is doing a good job managing the child welfare system. View full release NT5

by pmnationtalk on May 2, 201796 Views

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Assessment of Health Promotion Needs and Cultural and Traditional Practices of Qalipu First Nation Members

Members Wanted as Participants for a Research Study During the 60 years that passed before the recognition of Qalipu First Nation in 2011, our people experienced a loss from their cultural and traditional practices. Being an off-reserve landless Band makes us unique from other First Nations and, according to what some may say, may be […]

by pmnationtalk on May 1, 201771 Views

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