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Ontario Health Minister urged to ensure donor liver be provided to Labrador Inuk Delilah Saunders

The following letter from Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe has been sent to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care with the Government of Ontario, Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins. Letter to Minister Hoskins re Delilah Saunders NT5

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 20177 Views

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Indigenous woman’s liver assessed after outcry over earlier transplant refusal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 15, 2017  A young Inuk woman suffering from acute liver failure is being assessed at an organ transplant centre in Toronto after her family in Labrador launched a campaign to overturn earlier refusals to put her on a transplant waiting list. Doctors had told Delilah Saunders she was not eligible to go […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 20175 Views

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Minister Philpott congratulates Whitefish River First Nation, ON, on progress toward future elevated water reservoir

From Indigenous Services Canada December 14, 2017 Ottawa, ON Indigenous Services Canada Today the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Whitefish River First Nation on the awarding of a contract to construct an elevated water reservoir in the community. Ceccetto & Sons Ltd. was awarded the contract through a public tendering process by […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 20174 Views

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Long-term drinking water advisories lifted in two First Nation communities

Kahkewistahaw First Nation and Serpent River First Nation successfully end advisories December 14, 2017     Ottawa, ON            Indigenous Services Canada Everyone in Canada should have access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. Our government remains steadfast in our commitment – to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 20175 Views

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Ana Transplant-Controversy – Audio Clip NAT101 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Dec 14, 2017 101 – (Transplant-Controversy) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2017/12/14/cp201712140118-1.mp3 OTTAWA. x–16s. Friends of a 26-year-old advocate for Indigenous rights have launched a campaign for her to receive a liver transplant after they say she was deemed ineligible due to alcoholism. Rebecca Moore says doctors have told Delilah Saunders she’s not eligible […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 20173 Views

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Inuk advocate for women rejected for liver transplant due to alcoholism: friends – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 14, 2017 Friends of a 26-year-old advocate for Indigenous rights say they’ve launched a campaign for her to receive a liver transplant after they say she was deemed ineligible due to alcoholism. Rebecca Moore says doctors have told Delilah Saunders _ who became an activist following the murder of her sister Loretta […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 20174 Views

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Vaccine to prevent deadly infections in Canada’s North reaches manufacturing milestone

December 14, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Children and immunocompromised adults at risk of Haemophilus influenzae type a (Hia) bacterial infections are one step closer to having access to a vaccine that will help protect them from the potentially deadly infection. The vaccine developed by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Public Health Agency of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 20175 Views

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Drug use among Ontario students at historic lows but new concerns over fentanyl emerge

Drug use among Ontario students at historic lows but new concerns over fentanyl emerge TORONTO, December 14, 2017 – By almost every measure, Ontario students in grades 7 through 12 are drinking, smoking, and using  drugs at the lowest rates since the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) began in 1977.  This according […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 20175 Views

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Woman in critical condition from liver failure can’t get transplant due to protocols – CBC

Family, friends of Delilah Saunders say ‘6-month-sobriety’ rule is discriminatory Dec 13, 2017 The family of a well known Indigenous rights advocate is considering legal action after she was told she can’t access a liver transplant based on a history of alcohol use disorder. Delilah Saunders was admitted to an Ottawa hospital Friday afternoon and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 20171 Views

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Ontario Working to Reduce Poverty in the North

Province Partnering with First Nations to Increase Food Access and Employment Opportunities December 13, 2017 Ontario is investing in four community projects that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, increase access to safe and nutritious food, find good jobs and end homelessness in Kenora and the surrounding area. Pikangikum […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 20174 Views

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