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The FSIN And Saskatchewan’s Food Banks Continue Partnership

Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

(Saskatoon, SK) The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations staff will use their annual Christmas party as a fundraiser for the all of the Food Banks in Saskatchewan. This year’s FSIN staff Christmas party will be held at the Dakota Dunes Casino Wednesday December 16, 2009. Some of the proceeds from table sales will be donated to Saskatchewan’s Food Banks.

by NationTalk on December 9, 20091018 Views

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More Than 75 Per Cent Of First Nation People Over The Age Of 40 Live With A Disability

Wednesday, 02 December 2009

(Saskatoon, SK) FSIN Vice Chief, Edward (Dutch) Lerat wants to recognize the special needs facing First Nation individuals who live with a disabilities today, the International Day For The Disabled. It is estimated that 75 percent of First Nations over the age of 40 live with a disability. The majority of Saskatchewan First Nations living with disabilities end up having to move from their reserve to the city in order to function and access the appropriate programs and services not offered on reserve, due to lack of funding.

by NationTalk on December 9, 20091551 Views

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Call for Abstracts for our Consensus Conference on Small Water Systems Management for the Promotion of Indigenous Health

21-22 March 2010

November 2009 – Call for Abstracts for our Consensus Conference on Small Water Systems Management for the Promotion of Indigenous Health

The Centre for Aboriginal Health Research (CAHR), in collaboration with Network Environments for Aboriginal Research BC (NEARBC), and Water and Aquatic Sciences Research Programme – all based at the University of Victoria – is hosting a two-day Consensus Conference on Small Water Systems Management for the Promotion of Indigenous Health on March 21-22, 2010, to coincide with the United Nations World Water Day. Full Details

by NationTalk on December 9, 2009883 Views

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Larga Kitikmeot Opens In Yellowknife

December 2009

Larga Kitikmeot, a new 56 bed medical boarding home in Yellowknife, and a joint venture between Nunasi Corporation and Kitikmeot Corporation (KC), opened on December 2nd, 2009.

by NationTalk on December 8, 20092162 Views

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Are We Doing Enough? A status report on Canadian public policy and child and youth health

Last updated: December 2009

To encourage policy-makers to examine their own progress on child and youth issues and to foster discussion among Canadians, the Canadian Paediatric Society produces a biennial status report on public policy affecting children and youth.

by NationTalk on December 8, 20091540 Views

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Better health depends on ending child and youth poverty: paediatricians

OTTAWA, Dec. 8 – The Canadian Paediatric Society is calling upon governments at all levels to commit themselves to ending child and youth poverty in Canada. As part of its new report, Are We Doing Enough?, the CPS calls for a national child poverty strategy, with provincial/territorial targets and timetables to address disparities in income and opportunities.

by NationTalk on December 8, 20091058 Views

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Request for Proposals: Evaluation of the IPAC‐AFMC First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health Core Competencies Implementation Project

Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

Expressions of Interest due by December 20, 2009

The Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) are inviting proposals from consultants who are interested in undertaking the evaluation component of our First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health Core Competencies Implementation project. The evaluation component must be completed by March 31, 2010.

by NationTalk on December 7, 2009976 Views

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New Canadian Diabetes Cost Model Paints a Sobering View of Diabetes in Canada

OTTAWA (December 7, 2009) – In a report released today, An Economic Tsunami: The Cost of Diabetes in Canada, the Canadian Diabetes Association has introduced an important new tool in the fight against diabetes in Canada: the Canadian Diabetes Cost Model. The Model details the dramatic increase in the prevalence and cost of diabetes in Canada, both of which have escalated sharply over the last decade and are expected to continue their rapid ascent for the foreseeable future.

by NationTalk on December 7, 20092071 Views

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Beausoleil First Nation EMS Emergency Medical Services 9-1-1

The Beausoleil First Nation EMS is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. We are a composite service with 2 staffed Primary Care Paramedics (PCP’s) during duty hours (See Schedule Below) and a Medical First Response Team. All of the staff, Paramedics and Emergency First Responders are certified by the Sunnybrook Osler Centre for Prehospital Care. The Paramedics use a Medtronic Physio-Control Life Pack 12 (LP12) with Semi-Automatic defibrillation. The Emergency First Responders use a Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 AED with medical direction from Sunnybrook Osler Centre for Prehospital Care. The Paramedics are also trained and authorized in the use of Symptom Relief Drug Administration including: Nitroglycerine, ASA, Epinephrine 1:1000, Glucagon, Oral Glucose, Salbutamol, and have received additional training in 12 Lead Acquistion and Interpretation, LMA, Termination of Resuscitation and the regional stroke study implementation. The staff is comprised of 8 Primary Care Paramedics and 7 Medical First Responders under the direction of Doug Rawson, Manager of Beausoleil First Nation EMS. The staff is comprised of 8 Primary Care Paramedics and 7 Medical First Responders.

by NationTalk on December 4, 20091886 Views

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Sandy Lake FN – High number of prenatals taking advantage of prenatal classes

Over the past six weeks, more than a dozen expectant mothers and their partners have attended a prenatal program.

Last night concluded the six-week program, which is designed to provide support and resources for families welcoming a new baby.

by NationTalk on December 4, 2009835 Views

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