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1 in 4 people in First Nations reserves may lack clean water, says Council of Canadians

March 20, 2017 The Council of Canadians says new analysis of Health Canada and B.C.’s First Nations Health Authority data shows that up to one in four people may not have clean water on First Nation reserves. “It is truly appalling that families in First Nations have gone without clean drinking water for so long […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017154 Views

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Announcing SOAHAC’s Midwifery Program!

March 16, 2017 MPP Deb Matthews was at the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) today to announce that two new Aboriginal Midwives will be hired to provide culturally appropriate primary health care to pregnant Indigenous community members, babies and their families. Midwifery services at SOAHAC will be rolling out later this year from SOAHAC […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017226 Views

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North East LHIN Expands Indigenous Palliative Care Support Through Cultural Volunteer Training Program

March 17, 2017 – In the first event of its kind in the Parry Sound District, the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) is funding Hospice West Parry Sound to educate volunteers on culturally safe and relevant palliative and bereavement care. “The Spirit Journey: Indigenous Teachings on Death and Dying” workshops, co-hosted by […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017162 Views

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2016 Joule Innovation grant recipient update – CMA members driving changes in health care

March 16, 2017 In 2016, Joule™ awarded its inaugural innovation grants to five CMA members. Six months after having received their grants, these physicians continue to prove that their ventures have immense possibility to drive changes in health care. Dr. Doug Kavanagh, Medical Director and Co-founder of CognizantMD, received a $50K innovation grant for transforming […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017179 Views

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Study: Associations between breastfeeding and select health outcomes for off-reserve First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children in Canada

March 20, 2017 Past research has shown that breastfeeding is related to positive health outcomes among infants and children, but less is known about the possible benefits of breastfeeding among specific groups of Aboriginal children. Today, a new study fills this gap by examining the relationship between breastfeeding and the prevalence of asthma/chronic bronchitis and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017163 Views

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CFHI and Nunavut Celebrate Graduation of Trainers in Indigenous Cultural Competence

Ottawa, Canada – March 17, 2017 – The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Government of Nunavut today announced that the territory’s first cohort of trainers in Indigenous Cultural Competence has now been certified, paving the way for more culturally safe health and social services. The milestone will be celebrated at a graduation ceremony […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2017306 Views

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North East LHIN’s Continued Journey of Reconciliation

March 16, 2017 – Six months after launching Northern Ontario’s first-ever Health Care Reconciliation Action Plan, the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) continues its work to expand culturally appropriate health care services to build a stronger system of care for Aboriginal Northerners. In the past year alone, the NE LHIN has supported […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 2017301 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Indigenous Research Projects

$695,000 for 28 research projects on the experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples March 16, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario—Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council The Government of Canada is committed to renewing the nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. An important step towards this goal is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2017372 Views

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More Aboriginal Midwives To Be Hired – Blackburn News

March 16, 2017 Pregnant Indigenous women in the London-area will soon have access to culturally appropriate child and maternity care. Deputy Premier and London North Centre MPP Deb Matthews announced on Thursday two new Aboriginal midwives will be hired at the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC). The two new hires will provide culturally […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2017268 Views

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MNO: The Defense Aboriginal Advisory Group

March 16, 2017 On February 28, 2017, at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden near Barrie, Senator Ken Fraser of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Georgian Bay Métis Council (GBMC) presented Jimmy Tailbot with the Defense Aboriginal Advisory Group (DAAG) with an Eagle Feather. Senator Fraser presented the Eagle Feather to the DAAG on behalf […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 2017268 Views

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