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NU Government: Let’s Be Aware calendar challenge winners

19 December 2018 The Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission is pleased to announce the Let’s Be Aware / Ujjiqsuqta calendar challenge winners. Kivalliq youth were asked to submit drawings depicting responsible approaches to alcohol, namely how: responsible use of alcohol or not drinking alcohol can support physical, emotional and spiritual well-being; to cope with life […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201827 Views

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Coerced sterilization of Indigenous women sparks concern in Canada’s medical community – Globe and Mail

The Canadian Medical Association is “very concerned” about recent reports of forced and coerced sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada. Its president Gigi Osler says no person should have a procedure performed on him or her without free, prior and informed consent, adding that pressuring women into being sterilized is not only a violation of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201864 Views

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Healthy Horizons improves Health Education in northern Indigenous classrooms

Winnipeg, MB, December 18, 2018 – The North West Company’s Healthy Horizons Foundation is helping the Heart & Stroke Foundation close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in northern communities, with a $20,000 grant. The grant will help bring the HeartSmart Kids program, which strives to provide youth with the tools and education […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201888 Views

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Kuujjuaq Hydroponic Container – Growing Fresh Produce in Nunavik

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik Corporation, with the financial assistance of $350,000 from la Société du Plan Nord, has acquired and installed a greenhouse container and a waste oil heating system in Nunavik’s biggest community. The Kuujjuaq Hydroponic Container has been operational since the beginning of December 2018. The aim of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201851 Views

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How a self-defence course is arming Indigenous women with the tools to heal – CBC

‘We are all in this together,’ says Patty Stonefish, who created Arming Sisters in 2013 December 18, 2018 With her commanding presence, 27-year-old Patty?Stonefish lays out the ground rules to a room full of women and girls in East Vancouver, who have come together to learn self-defence. There is no room for apologizing. “If you […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201822 Views

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MUN: Name change marks 52 years of growth for Faculty of Nursing

Dec. 18 Nursing students returning to classes on Memorial’s St. John’s campus in January will open the doors to the university’s newest faculty, the Faculty of Nursing. Approved recently by the Board of Regents, Memorial’s former School of Nursing’s new name reflects more than half a century’s growth in program offerings, student population and service […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201848 Views

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Inclusive primary care improves people’s health, finds UBC-Western study

December 17, 2018 Respectful, inclusive practices in primary care clinics can significantly improve the health of low-income, marginalized people who may have previously experienced trauma or discrimination in society, says a new study from the University of British Columbia and Western University. ** SEE MEDIA OPPORTUNITY BELOW ** “As health-care providers, we need to make […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201828 Views

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Preserving and Protecting Ontario’s Drinking Water for Future Generations

Ontario’s Government for the People is Taking Strong Action to Ensure Drinking Water Safety December 18, 2018 Today, Minister Rod Phillips released his first Minister’s Annual Report on Drinking Water. The report highlights progress over the last year and shows that 99.8 per cent of more than half a million test results from municipal residential […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201830 Views

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Task Force Created to Combat Increased Distribution and Use of Illicit Drugs

Federal, Provincial and Municipal Representatives Working Together to Provide Co-ordinated Response Federal, provincial and municipal leaders have formed a task force to address and respond to the rapid increase in the distribution and use of methamphetamine and other substances. The creation of the Illicit Drug Task Force was announced today by Health, Seniors and Active […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201823 Views

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Photography workshops teach Indigenous youth to speak with vision – The Globe and Mail

Keegan Shawana focused his camera on the ridges of his shoeprint in the snow, and pressed the shutter-release button. “[It’s] me leaving my mark in this world,” says the 23-year-old Toronto resident from Manitoulin Island, Ont. “Me leaving my footprint, saying ‘I was here.’” The snapshot was among many that Shawana and his peers took […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201833 Views

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Access to Aboriginal doctors a struggle for Indigenous population – Global News

December 17, 2018 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 2015 final report called on governments to increase the number of Indigenous health-care workers and ensure the retention of Indigenous health-care providers in Indigenous communities, but three years later, there is still a significant gap in the number of Indigenous doctors to serve their own communities. It’s […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201836 Views

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Transplants provide better outcomes than dialysis for end-stage kidney disease

December 18, 2018?— New data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) highlights the significant difference between dialysis and transplant outcomes for those being treated for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). A focused look at 10-year outcome data shows that 16% of Canadians on dialysis survive past 10 years, whereas up to 74% of Canadians […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 201822 Views

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Happy trails ahead for active Albertans

Dec 17, 2018 Hikers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts will be able to explore more of Alberta thanks to new provincial funding for trails. Breaking new trail, enhancing existing trail and adding bridges and signage are some of the 12 Great Trail projects that will receive funding. “Alberta’s incredible trail network attracts tourists from around […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201832 Views

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The governments of Canada and Yukon work together to increase access to treatment options for people with substance use disorders

From: Health Canada December 17, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Government of Canada The opioid crisis is devastating individuals, families and communities across the country. Without increased access to effective, evidence-based treatment options, people with substance use disorder will continue to be at risk for overdose. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201837 Views

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PE Government: Wellness grants helping Islanders to live healthy

Thirteen Prince Edward Island community groups have received provincial government funding this year for projects that promote wellness and healthy living. The annual Wellness Grant program provides $50,000 to support community-led wellness initiatives that address pillars of government’s Wellness Strategy, such as: living tobacco free; being physically active and reducing sedentary time; healthy eating; consuming […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201837 Views

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MNA: Alberta Residential Treatment Standards Survey

Posted on: December 17th, 2018 The Métis Nation of Alberta is co-leading a project with Thunderbird Partnership Foundation in collaboration with Alberta Health to develop minimum standards of care for residential addictions treatment services province-wide. If you have experience with residential addictions treatment centres (care provided in a live-in treatment centre, 24 hours a day, […]

by aanationtalk on December 17, 201835 Views

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Kugluktuk becomes unrestricted community

December 14, 2018 Kugluktuk is now an unrestricted community. Only the general rules about importing, buying and consuming alcohol from the Liquor Act apply. Residents can buy alcohol within Nunavut by ordering from the Nunavut Liquor Commission warehouse without an import permit. To order from the Rankin Inlet liquor warehouse: Call 867-645-8475. Fax 867-645-3327. Email?NLCliquororders@gov.nu.ca. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 201819 Views

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Boil Water Advisory – Whale Cove

The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Whale Cove. This is a precautionary measure due to total coliform bacteria in the water system. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute. It is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 201841 Views

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Treatment centre for First Nations people facing addictions destroyed by fire: OPP – CBC

Dec 14, 2018 The Native Horizons Treatment Centre in the New Credit First Nation, police say, has been destroyed by fire. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say late Thursday night the OPP, Haldimand County Fire Services, Six Nations Fire Services, Haldimand County paramedics and Six Nations paramedics were called to the Native Horizons Treatment Centre on […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 201827 Views

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New report shows health problems among Grassy Narrows youth and mothers; calls for urgent action – Daily Miner and News

December 14, 2018 The mercury dumped in the English-Wabigoon river system by a nearby paper mill in the 1960s and 70s is still having serious ill effects on the health of young people and mothers on Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation), a new report finds. The second part of the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 201848 Views

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What now for the NWT’s kids in care and social workers? – Cabin Radio

December 13, 2018 More questions, more answers. More admonitions. More promises. More concern. A key plan to revamp and remediate the Northwest Territories’ child welfare system received its latest tire-kicking from politicians on Wednesday. Now, with all manner of clocks ticking, managers must implement more than 70 corrective measures while dozens more recommendations are probably […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 201836 Views

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Nunatsiavut welcomes Nutrition North changes, but says they’re just a start – CBC

Concerns remain over lack of transparency in the subsidy system Dec 13, 2018 Changes to Nutrition North will be welcomed by Labrador Inuit, but there are still many concerns about the food subsidy program, says the food security co-ordinator for the Nunatsiavut government. The federal government Monday announced a substantial series of changes to the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 201826 Views

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NS Government: More Projects to Help Reduce Poverty

December 12, 2018 Communities across Nova Scotia are working with government to tackle complex poverty-related issues. Through the Poverty Reduction Government Innovation program, government departments can partner with community organizations and others to develop programs and test innovative ideas that address poverty-related challenges. “Poverty affects lives, hurts communities and prevents the growth of healthy economies,” […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 201820 Views

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Province Announces New Rural Family Medicine Residency Program to be Based in Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority

December 12, 2018 New Program to Support Physician Training In Rural Manitoba and Physician Recruitment Efforts: Friesen A new family medicine residency program in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (IERHA) will enable medical residents to learn more about rural medicine and encourage physician recruitment, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “Other […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201835 Views

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Latest Data on the Opioid Crisis

From: Public Health Agency of Canada More than 9,000 Canadians lost their lives between January 2016 and June 2018 December 12, 2018 – Ottawa, ONTARIO – Public Health Agency of Canada The opioid crisis continues to devastate communities and families from coast to coast to coast. Collecting and sharing data helps inform policies and interventions […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201826 Views

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Completion of the Whale Cove tuberculosis prevention screening clinic

Iqaluit, Nunavut (December 12, 2018)?– The Government of Nunavut Department of Health today announced the successful completion of the territory’s second community-wide tuberculosis (TB) prevention screening clinic in Whale Cove. The Whale Cove clinic opened on October 22 and screened approximately 90 per cent of community members, in just five weeks. The clinic kicked off […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201839 Views

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Health For All – Know Your Status – CAAN

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week Rationale & Theme The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) has developed a theme for Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week (AAAW) for December 1 – 6, 2017 that parallels the international theme for World AIDS Day, Know Your Status. Health For All – Know Your Status During AAAW, Indigenous people across Canada will […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201828 Views

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Plan to wipe out tuberculosis in Inuit communities shifts to prevention – BayToday

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says a plan aimed at eliminating tuberculosis from Inuit communities shows the federal government is “getting its act together.” Philpott, together with the leader of Canada’s national Inuit group, revealed Monday how it will follow through on a Liberal pledge to wipe tuberculosis from the Arctic by 2030. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201843 Views

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INAN Report 17: The Challenges of Delivering Continuing Care in First Nations Communities

THE CHALLENGES OF DELIVERING?CONTINUING CARE IN FIRST NATION?COMMUNITIES Report of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and?Northern Affairs Honorable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Chair Indigenous health outcomes tend to be poorer than the Canadian average. The underlying factors are complex and include historical and intergenerational trauma attributed to colonialism and discriminatory policies, as well as social determinants of […]

by aanationtalk on December 11, 201852 Views

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HealthSpace Signs Contract with Indigenous Services Canada

VANCOUVER,?Dec. 11, 2018 –?HealthSpace Data Systems Ltd. (“HealthSpace”) (CSE:HS) (Frankfurt:38H) (OTC:HDSLF) announces that the Company has signed a contract with Indigenous Services Canada to provide support and maintenance services for the Environmental Health Information System (EHIS). The contract is for one year with two option years. EHIS, built by HealthSpace, is a knowledge management tool […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 201840 Views

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Duluth-based researchers probe indigenous dementia – Duluth News Tribune

Can you name the prime minister of Canada? You probably can, and if you’re Canadian you almost certainly can. That’s why the question is asked in Canada as part of the diagnostic assessment of whether a person may have a form of dementia. Only it turns out, it wasn’t a helpful question for First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201828 Views

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December 10, 2018 – Evaluation of 4.1.1 – Grants to the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Nunavut for Health Care of Indians and Inuit

Final Report Evaluation of 4.1.1 – Grants to?the Government of the?Northwest Territories and the?Government of Nunavut for?Health Care of Indians and Inuit Project Number: 1570-7/16123 March 2017 Evaluation, Performance Measurement?and Review Branch Audit and Evaluation Sector Executive Summary This report constitutes the Evaluation of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s (INAC’s) Grants to the Government of […]

by aanationtalk on December 10, 201844 Views

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Government of Canada announces improvements to Nutrition North Canada including support for country food

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada December 10, 2018 — Iqaluit, NU — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada recognizes that the Nutrition North Canada program has not been working for Northerners and is modernizing and reforming the program to better address Northerners’ needs. Following extensive engagement with Northern and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201852 Views

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Students are Building a Consent Culture, one Conversation at a Time

How Ontario Schools can Draw-the-Line to End Sexual Violence Last year in Arianna Lambert’s grade 4/5 classroom, it started with a conversation about hugs. “We talked about why you should ask someone ahead of time,” she recounts. “It got them to think about how we actually impact the way people feel around us by going […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201838 Views

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The governments of Canada and Nunavut collaborate to improve access to treatment for people with substance use disorders

From: Health Canada The opioid crisis continues to devastate individuals, families and communities across the country. Without increased access to effective, evidence-based treatment options, people with substance use disorder will continue to be at risk for overdose. On Friday, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and the Honourable George Hickes, Minister of Health […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201832 Views

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USW: Joint Statement Calling on Canada to End Sterilization without Consent

The United Steelworkers is one of 72 organizations to endorse the joint statement from?Amnesty International Canada, the Native Women’s Association of Canada, and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights,?calling for government action to #DefendConsent and end #ForcedSterilization of Indigenous women in Canada. Pressure is mounting for all levels of government and health bodies, with […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201872 Views

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Media Advisory – Chez Doris to serve 300 vulnerable and homeless women for its annual holiday meal

MONTREAL, Chez Doris will serve 300 women a holiday meal, a 25% increase from last year. In order to respond to the growing number of women in need, Chez Doris will host two back-to-back holiday parties, a lunch and dinner service, at the reception hall of Evangel Church. Women who are affected by poverty, homelessness […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201827 Views

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Inuit Tuberculosis Elimination Framework Released

December 10, 2018— Ottawa, ON — Indigenous Services Canada Today, the Inuit Tuberculosis Elimination Framework was released by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami as a next step in ongoing efforts to address staggeringly high rates of tuberculosis (TB) among Inuit living in Inuit Nunangat. In 2016, the reported rate of active TB among Inuit living in Inuit […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201834 Views

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More change ahead for NWT child protection – Cabin Radio

December 10, 2018 Weeks after failings in NWT child welfare were in part blamed on a major reorganization, the federal government signalled another big shift is on the way. At the start of December, Ottawa announced it is working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis groups to pass legislation that will hand control of relevant […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201847 Views

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CMAJ: Occurrence of and referral to specialists for pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non–First Nations children and youth

Abstract BACKGROUND:?Indigenous youth have higher rates of chronic health conditions interfering with healthy development, including high rates of ear, dental, chest and musculoskeletal pain, as well as headache, arthritis and mental health issues. This study explores differences in pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non–First Nations children. METHODS:?Data from a study population of age- and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201841 Views

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Chair will focus on Indigenous women’s heart health – Brighter World McMaster

December 06, 2018 Training health professionals to treat Indigenous women with heart disease in a culturally relevant way is the goal of a new research chair at McMaster University. Assistant professor Bernice Downey has received the Indigenous Early Career Women’s Heart and Brain Health Chair Award for the new project. “The goal of this project […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201843 Views

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Media advisory: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Indigenous Services Canada to Brief Media on the Tuberculosis Elimination Framework

Ottawa –?Please be advised that officials from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Indigenous Services Canada will provide a briefing on the newly ratified Inuit Tuberculosis Elimination Framework. This Framework will guide efforts to eliminate tuberculosis among Inuit living in Inuit Nunangat by 2030. The briefing will include a background of the Framework’s development, and provide an […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201845 Views

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CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin and the North East LHIN Launch Two New Free Psychotherapy Services at Cambrian College

December 4, 2018 – Today, the Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury/Manitoulin (CMHA-S/M) and the North East Local Health Integration Network (North East LHIN) introduced students at Cambrian College to two new, free psychotherapy services they can use for help dealing with low mood, stress, and worry. Both skill-building programs, funded by the Ontario Government, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201866 Views

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She’s Planting the Seeds of Indigenous Food Sovereignty – TheTyee.ca

How Jessie Housty feeds the growth of her Heiltsuk culture and community. “I want to stress that we have no idea what we are doing.” So says ’Cúagilákv Jessie Housty, a self-described “community agitator, mother, land-based educator, indigenist, [and] unapologetically Haí?zaqv” woman — who promptly displays all the hallmarks of someone who knows exactly what […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201826 Views

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Reminder: Water advisory for Sanikiluaq

December 07, 2018 The Department of Health reminds residents of Sanikiluaq that water for consumption should come from the reverse osmosis units installed in each household. Water from the reverse osmosis units should be used for the following: drinking; preparing infant formulas; preparing juices and ice cubes; washing fruits and vegetables; and cooking. Store-bought water […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201839 Views

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Drug overdoses continue to ravage Alberta First Nation – APTN News

December 07, 2018 Lori Eagle Plume visits the Blood Tribe Department of Health regularly for her suboxone treatment after kicking her addiction four years ago. Her motivation? The thought of losing her children to the foster care system. “Them almost getting taken away from me, it was hard knowing that – either you get help […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201843 Views

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The governments of Canada and Manitoba improve access to treatment for people with substance use disorders

December 7, 2018????? Winnipeg, MB???? Government of Canada The opioid crisis continues to devastate individuals, families and communities across Canada. In Manitoba, a significant increase in the use of methamphetamines remains problematic and has resulted in a number of negative impacts for individuals, families, and communities. Without increased access to effective, evidence-based treatment options, people […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201832 Views

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Treatment options opening on Blood Tribe

December 06, 2018 A new safe withdrawal management site will provide substance use treatment services for people in the community. Blood Tribe paramedics will now be able to give patients who have overdosed the option of going to the safe withdrawal management site to receive health assessment, interventions, and access to local resources and programs. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201841 Views

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Media advisory: The Governments of Canada and Manitoba will announce new measures to increase access to treatment for substance use disorder

From: Health Canada December 6, 2018 – On behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, and the Honourable Cameron Friesen, Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, Province of Manitoba, will announce new measures to increase access to treatment for substance use […]

by aanationtalk on December 7, 201819 Views

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Help us’ Grassy Narrows chief demands of federal government after release of new report – CBC

Chief Rudy Turtle calling for better compensation for symptoms of mercury poisoning of First Nation’s members December 06, 2018 The chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation is calling on the federal government to provide compensation for people suffering the effects of exposure to high levels of mercury and to better resource special education funding in […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201854 Views

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