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Curve Lake First Nation still waiting for funding to fix water system, despite promises in two consecutive federal budgets – The Peterborough Examiner

Although the federal government’s 2017 budget includes money for First Nations health care and housing, one local chief says she doubts her people will benefit. Chief Phyllis Williams of Curve Lake First Nation says she’s not holding out hope for federal funding. She said that’s because the feds have yet to make any progress on […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2017312 Views

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Canadian Nurses Association applauds removal of critical federal legislative barriers to nurse practitioners

Ottawa, March 22, 2017 — The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) today welcomed the investments in health outlined by the federal government in Budget 2017. CNA and Canada’s nurse practitioners (NPs) welcome the new budget’s announcement which comprehensively enables NPs to certify patients for the federal Disability Tax Credit. With this modernization of legislation, NPs are now […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2017216 Views

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Why Can’t We Get Clean Water to First Nations Communities? – U Of Guelph

March 22, 2017 Turn on the tap, and what happens? For most of us in Canada, out comes clean water. But in some places in this country, it’s not that simple, says Sheri Longboat. Out of Canada’s roughly 600 First Nations communities, about one in five are under drinking water advisories, including about 70 communities […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2017304 Views

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MHCC: Make a difference in Mental Health – Join our Board of Directors!

Make a difference in Mental Health – Join our Board of Directors! The Mental Health Commission of Canada is seeking applications to fill several positions on our Board of Directors. We are looking for people from all walks of Canadian life who are dedicated to the improvement of the lives of people with mental health […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2017170 Views

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Med student eager to advance Aboriginal initiatives – Queen’s Gazette

March 17, 2017 On March 21, the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force will present its final report with recommendations to the university community. The historical milestone will be marked with an event that day at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 5:30-7 pm. Leading up to and following the event, the Gazette is featuring […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2017224 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Canadian Community Health Survey, 2015 Perceived mental health is an important indicator of overall well-being and provides a general indication of the population suffering from some form of mental disorder, mental or emotional problems, or distress. In 2015, almost three-quarters (72.4%) of Canadians aged 12 or older reported that their mental health was excellent or […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2017236 Views

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Ontario Building a Better Future for People Living in Poverty

Province Releases 2016 Poverty Reduction Strategy Annual Report March 20, 2017 1:00 P.M. Poverty Reduction Strategy Ontario has released its Poverty Reduction Strategy Annual Report for 2016, which highlights progress made by the province in lifting people out of poverty in 2016. The 2014-2019 Poverty Reduction Strategy, Realizing Our Potential, aims to create a province where […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017245 Views

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Vulnerable people among health unit’s priorities – The Chronicle Journal

March 20, 2017 Four distinct groups are at the heart of the Northwestern Health Unit’s four-year strategic plan. Indigenous people, children and youth, seniors and vulnerable populations (such as those living on low income, racial minorities and the LGBT community) were identified as priority populations as part of the health unit’s recent strategic planning process. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017242 Views

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New book takes a detailed look at ‘Indian Hospitals’ – APTN

March 17, 2017 Canada had segregated healthcare for Indigenous people for decades. They were known as “Indian Hospitals” and were notorious for their abuse, neglect and, in some cases, experiments. A new investigative book tackles the subject in great detail and the revelations aren’t any more flattering. Tfennario@aptn.ca Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/03/17/new-book-takes-a-detailed-look-at-indian-hospitals/

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017297 Views

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NAN Mental Health Roundtable

On March 21 & 22, 2017 Nishnawbe Aski Nation will be hosting a Mental Health Roundtable at the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites in Thunder Bay. To download registration form: click here To download poster: click here NT5

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017178 Views

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