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AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap

AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap (Ottawa, ON) – In advance of World Health Day, First Nations from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba this week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Mental Wellness Forum.  More than 500 First Nations citizens, health providers and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201938 Views

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Indigenous health-care unit opens at Maniwaki Hospital – CBC

1-stop service centre tailored to residents of Kitigan Zibi, Lac-Barrière Mar 26, 2019 A new unit offering health and social services for residents of two Algonquin communities in western Quebec is now up and running at the Maniwaki Hospital. Le Service intégré aux Premières Nations offers services tailored to residents of Kitigan Zibi and Lac-Barrière under one roof. Its staff […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201944 Views

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Cree conference offers training for front-line workers to help 2-spirited youth – CBC

Eeyou-Eenou Invitational 2-Spirit Conference begins Thursday in Montreal Mar 20, 2019 A Cree two-spirited advocate from northern Quebec wants front-line workers in First Nation communities to better understand the Indigenous LGBTQ2 youth living there. Mathias (Maloose) Jolly is an author and one of the organizers of the Eeyou-Eenou Invitational 2-Spirit Conference running March 21-23 in Montreal. This year, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201919 Views

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The Minister of Health highlights investment of $275M in more than 370 research projects across Canada

March 12, 2019 – Quebec City, QC – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada is home to highly trained and creative health researchers, and the Government of Canada is proud to support their important work. Today the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, highlighted a recent federal investment of $275 million to support more […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201933 Views

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On International Women’s Day, Government of Canada announces program to provide $3.5 million in annual funding to prevent workplace harassment and violence

March 8, 2019               Gatineau, Quebec         Employment and Social Development Canada All Canadians deserve a workplace that is free of harassment and violence. That is why the Government of Canada is making significant investments to help protect federally regulated employees from these unacceptable behaviours. Today, on International Women’s Day, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201935 Views

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QIA releases Food Sovereignty and Harvesting Report

Iqaluit, Nunavut – March 6, 2019 – Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) released a food sovereignty and harvesting report today outlining a forward looking, solution oriented approach to Nunavut’s food problems. In the Arctic, much of the conversation about food is centered on food insecurity, the release of the new Canada Food Guide provides an opening for […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 201928 Views

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Tuberculosis: The Airborne Disease Displacing Many Inuit – The Link

Limited Health Resources in Nunavut Push Those Fighting TB to Migrate South for Treatment March 5, 2019 Coughing up blood, aching all over, chills and fatigue, all while fighting a fever—these are the symptoms of the airborne disease tuberculosis. Now imagine fighting these symptoms while resting in a poorly insulated and overcrowded house, shared with […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 201928 Views

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NIEDB: Northern Sustainable Food Systems Recommendations Report

February 25, 2019, the Board launched its Northern Sustainable Food Systems Recommendations Report. Read the report here: Northern Sustainable Food Systems Recommendations Report Northern sustainable food systems are a critical component of economic development in the North. Sustainable food systems support food security, leading to healthier communities, and individuals who are better able to participate in the workforce. With a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201939 Views

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Truth, respect and recognition: addressing barriers to Indigenous maternity care – CMAJ

Janet Smylie MD MPH, Wanda Phillips-Beck RN MSc For those of us living and working in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, the finding of the linked research by Wall-Wieler and colleagues,1 that mothers with a history of child apprehension are less likely to receive adequate prenatal care in subsequent pregnancies, comes as no surprise. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201937 Views

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Opinion: Address barriers to health care for Indigenous Montrealers – Montreal Gazette

February 19, 2019 Montreal’s health services are ill-prepared to take care of the area’s fastest growing population, one that has grown 300 per cent over the past 20 years. The Montreal Gazette reported recently on instances of Indigenous patients being turned away from needed care. These were not isolated cases, but symptoms of a deeper problem. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201942 Views

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