Aboriginal Health News

Health : Media statement – Wellness of the First Nations – a priority

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Wendake, QC, Jan. 31, 2012 – One year after the summit meeting on the dependence of the First Nations entitled “Mobilizing for Real Change”, the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Québec and Labrador (AFNQL), Ghislain Picard, will … Continue reading

Oilsands workers high risk for STIs: report

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By Amanda Richardson Posted 9 hours ago Men working in the oilsands and Aboriginals living in the area are considered high risk for contracting STIs. Alberta Health and Wellness released their 2010 Annual Report on Notifiable Sexually Transmitted Infections, Monday, … Continue reading

Nunavut had near record-high suicides in 2011: Second highest number since creation of territory

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Nunavut’s coroner says there were 33 suicides last year in the territory, the second-highest number since 1999. The youngest was 12 years old. Natan Obed, acting president of the Embrace Life Council, says not enough is being done to ensure … Continue reading

Health : Provincial Conference Targets Mental Health

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First Nations Health Council Mental health care representatives from around the province met in Vancouver January 16-17 connecting and co-ordinating with the goal of better addressing current mental health and wellness issues. The Community Action Initiative (CAI) ‘Knowledge Exchange: Building … Continue reading

Education : First Nations Development Institute Awarded $2.88 Million To Improve Food Systems In Native American Communities

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Jan 30, 2012 For Immediate Release Longmont, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2012) – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has been awarded $2.88 million over the next three years by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich., to increase positive … Continue reading

Health : First Case of Influenza Confirmed in Nunavut

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January 30, 2012 Iqaluit, NU Nunavut has recorded its first case of influenza. “People, who have the flu or flu-like symptoms, should stay home until they are symptom-free and able to return to normal activities,” says Dr. Geraldine Osborne, Nunavut’s … Continue reading

Health divide gets wider

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BY JACQUI JONES, HEALTH REPORTER 28 Jan, 2012 04:00 AM THE health of the Hunter’s Aboriginal population is at some of its worst levels in a decade despite millions of taxpayer dollars going towards special programs and numerous public services … Continue reading

First Nations need millions to tackle drug addiction Matawa First Nations drug strategy empasizes prevention and ongoing community support

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Matawa First Nations leaders are proposing a $34 million strategy to halt prescription drug abuse — a strategy that would fund addiction and mental health workers in nine communities. And perhaps, most importantly, the plan would include ongoing care. Read … Continue reading

First Nation declares state of emergency over drug use

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on Thompson, QMI Agency First posted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 02:54 PM EST | Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012 03:00 PM EST KENORA, Ont. — Cat Lake First Nation in northern Ontario has declared a state of emergency, estimating seven … Continue reading

Health : New project will link medical records to a secure central system that will improve efficiency and quality of health care for residents of nine First Nations

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Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Canada Health Infoway, Cowichan Tribes of B.C., Health Canada (First Nations and Inuit Health Branch – Manitoba Region), Manitoba e-Health and Saint Elizabeth Health Care collaborate to benefit Manitoba First Nations January 26, 2012 (Winnipeg, MB) … Continue reading

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