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Government of Canada announces significant contribution to the Innu of the North Shore for health and infrastructure

From: Indigenous Services Canada August 14, 2019 — Maliotenam, Traditional Innu Territory, Quebec — Indigenous Services Canada The government is committed to ensuring that First Nations across the country have modern health centres and roads. Today, while visiting the Innu community of Maliotenam, Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint-Boniface–Saint-Vital and Parliamentary Secretary to the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201920 Views

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Nunavik’s new addictions centre will focus on treating the whole family – CBC

Isuarsivik’s new building is scheduled to be complete in 2021 Aug 13, 2019 The Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre is breaking ground on a new addictions treatment centre in Nunavik this month. The official ground-breaking ceremony will take place at the end of August. The organization is just finalizing its funding agreement with Infrastructure Canada to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 20198 Views

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Quebec media attention on Nunavik suicide prompts health board reminder – Nunatsiaq News

9 August, 2019 Letter warns of “contagion, media overkill and heightened risks” for suicides Amid growing calls for action on Nunavik’s suicide crisis, the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services has asked media to be cautious in covering suicide in Nunavik. The region, with a population of only about 13,000, has experienced 19 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201915 Views

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Inuk woman bikes across Canada to raise awareness about Indigenous suicides – CTV News

MONTREAL — Hannah Tooktoo, an Inuk mother from Nunavik, Que., descended from her bike Thursday, 55 days after pedalling across the country to raise awareness to the suicides that are ravaging her community. Tooktoo, 24, started her journey in Victoria without knowing if she would be able to finish. Eight weeks later, she arrived in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201911 Views

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Quebec to launch new developmental screening program for young children – Nunatsiaq News

2 August, 2019 In Nunavik, the program will focus on screening for FASD A handful of Quebec government officials visited Nunavik earlier this week to announce funding for a new health intervention team to help screen for neurological disorders in Nunavik children. Sylvie d’Amours, the minister responsible for Aboriginal affairs, Lionel Carmant, assistant minister for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201918 Views

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Predisposition to brain aneurysm found among Nunavik Inuit – Nunatsiaq News

24 July, 2019 Study highlights unique genetic makeup of the Northern Quebec population A new study has found that an adaptive trait among Nunavik Inuit could explain the prevalence of brain aneurysms among the isolated population. Published on Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201934 Views

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Study finds Nunavik Inuit are genetically unique – Medical Xpress

A new study has found that an Inuit population in Canada’s Arctic are genetically distinct from any known group, and certain genetic variants are correlated with brain aneurysm. Geographically isolated populations often develop unique genetic traits that result from their successful adaptation to specific environments. Unfortunately, these adaptations sometimes predispose them to certain health issues […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201940 Views

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50 Years After Stonewall and Still Claiming our Rights!

MONTRÉAL, July 11, 2019 – The Montréal Pride Festival, presented by TD in collaboration with Casino de Montréal, wishes to remind the public that the first Pride event was an uprising and that political advocacy remains the cornerstone of the organisation. During the night of June 28 to 29, 1969, an uprising broke out in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201963 Views

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Air Canada Foundation Golf Tournament Nets Record-Breaking Amount for the Health and Well-being of Children and Youth in Canada

For the fifth consecutive year, the Foundation fundraised over $1M during its annual golf tournament. MONTREAL, July 10, 2019  – The Air Canada Foundation raised a record-breaking $1.2M during the eighth edition of its annual golf tournament. For the fifth consecutive year, the Foundation raised over $1M in support of charitable organizations dedicated to the health […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201964 Views

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Government of Canada invests in pan-Canadian projects that support seniors

From: Employment and Social Development Canada June 19, 2019 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and workplaces. That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to providing Canadian seniors with greater security and a better quality of life. Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201988 Views

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