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“We Must Bring Justice and Healing to the Families Whose Children Never Made it Home from Residential Schools,” Says AFN NWT Regional Chief Yakeleya

“We Must Bring Justice and Healing to the Families Whose Children Never Made it Home from Residential Schools,” Says AFN NWT Regional Chief Yakeleya OTTAWA, Sept. 19, 2019 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) NWT Regional Chief Norman Yakeleya attended a presentation by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) yesterday on their work regarding […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20199 Views

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Biomarker associated with chronic stress and anxiety found in higher levels in long-term young cannabis users

Biomarker associated with chronic stress and anxiety found in higher levels in long-term young cannabis users TORONTO, September 18, 2019 – A first of its kind study led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry has found elevated levels of a protein involved in immune function and […]

by pnationtalk on September 19, 201916 Views

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Cannabis and alcohol responsible for majority of hospitalizations for substance use among youth

September 19, 2019 — Last year, over 23,500 youth (age 10 to 24) were hospitalizedReference1 for harm caused by substance use — the equivalent of 65 hospitalizations each day. A new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows that cannabis and alcohol were the most common substances associated with hospital stays among […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20195 Views

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Raising flag — and awareness — about suicide prevention – Brantford Expositor

September 18, 2019 A small group assembled near the city hall flagpoles Wednesday at noon to raise suicide prevention awareness. At the same time, at local schools, homes and offices and at local organizations involved in suicide prevention, similar gatherings were held. Meet Me at the Pole is a simple invitation to stand together in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20194 Views

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Water flowing again on Neskantaga First Nation but chief awaiting all-clear – APTN News

September 18, 2019 Officials in Neskantaga First Nation say their water issue appears to be fixed. Last week, more than 200 members of the Ontario community were sent to Thunder Bay after a broken water pump affected water pressure in homes. However, the chief is waiting to get an all-clear the water is safe for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20195 Views

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Fundraising efforts underway to build much-needed Indigenous healing lodge in Toronto – APTN News

September 18, 2019 The plan to build Toronto’s first Indigenous women’s healing lodge for women who are in trouble with the law is underway. The shelter was approved by Toronto city council in August but money must be raised to buy the property. Kelly Potvin, a member of the Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society, says […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20193 Views

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AB Government: More nurse practitioners to improve access to care

September 17, 2019 Through $3 million in government funds, more people in rural and remote Alberta will be able to get health care from up to 30 new nurse practitioners. The nurse practitioners will work in Primary Care Networks and medical clinics in communities where many patients don’t have a family doctor or have difficulty […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 20193 Views

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Neskantaga Update – Water Pump Repairs Completed – Net Newsledger

September 18, 2019 THUNDER BAY – NESKANTAGA – Kenora – Timmins – The self-evacuation of people from Neskantaga to Thunder Bay has been completed. Chief Chris Moonias advises that 17 people have chosen to remain in the community ensuring all is well. Repairs to the Water Pump have been completed. MP Bob Nault advises the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 20194 Views

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Neskantaga First Nation evacuations continue as community awaits new water pump – CBC

Sep 16, 2019 Pump broke down on Thursday, leading community to declare a state of emergency More than 100 residents of Neskantaga First Nation in northwestern Ontario have been flown out of the community over health concerns brought on by last week’s failure of a water pump. The pump broke down on Thursday, and while […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 20194 Views

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Why do Canada’s Indigenous people face worse health outcomes than non-Indigenous people? – Varsity

Medical student Paul Kim on the need for trauma-informed care, addressing the social determinants of health For its fourth consecutive year, Canada has been ranked as number one in the world for quality of life, according to the U.S. News & World Report. A factor that drove the ranking was Canada’s advanced health care system. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 20198 Views

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