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BR Indigenous Cancer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 13, 2017 2:30 VANCOUVER – A First Nations’ advocate says systemic racism is stopping Indigenous cancer patients from seeking medical care and delaying diagnosis. Annette Morgan of the B-C Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres says health-care workers need to change their behaviour and make services safe so Indigenous people don’t avoid […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 20174 Views

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Ministerial Statement from the Honourable Jane Philpott – 10th Anniversary of Jordan’s Principle

December 12, 2017     Ottawa, ON     Indigenous Services Canada The Minister of Indigenous Services, Jane Philpott, issued the following statement today: “Today marks ten years since the House of Commons passed a motion on Jordan’s Principle and committed to ensuring First Nations children can access the government services they need, when they need them. The motion was named […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 20176 Views

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Research lacking on medical pot, ample evidence of harms: doctors’ groups – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 9:34 By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ There is little to no research to support the supposed benefits of medical cannabis, and what evidence exists suggests that using marijuana as medicine may do more harm than good, family doctors’ associations across Canada are telling their members. A trio of advisories […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 20175 Views

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FNHA: Strategy for Improving Indigenous Cancer Health Outcomes Launched in BC

Squamish Nation Territory / North Vancouver – A new strategy to improve cancer care and supports for Indigenous peoples across British Columbia was announced today. Improving Indigenous Cancer Journeys: A Road Map is the result of a multi-year partnership between BC Cancer, First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) and the BC Association of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20176 Views

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Media Advisory: Launch of British Columbia’s First Indigenous Cancer Strategy

Squamish Nation Territory / North Vancouver – Media are invited to join Indigenous and provincial health and service providers as they announce the launch of new strategy to help improve cancer care and supports for Indigenous peoples across British Columbia. The event will be opened following the traditional protocols of Squamish Nation. Photographs and video will […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 20176 Views

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BCAFN Fall 2017 Newsletter – BCAFN

December 06, 2017 BC Assembly of First Nations Mandate Advance the rights of First Nations people in British Columbia; Restore and enhance the relationship among First Nations people in British Columbia, the Crown and people of Canada; Develop and promote policies and resources for the benefit of First Nations people in British Columbia including, but […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 20178 Views

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NUPGE: B.C. government provides new Overdose Emergency Response Centre, more staff to step up crisis response

Over the last 12 months, the BCGEU/NUPGE has consulted with members across the province to hear about how the crisis is affecting them, in particular, the mental health impacts for frontline workers who act as first responders. Victoria (05 Dec. 2017) — On December 1, B.C.’s Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions announced an escalation […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201710 Views

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Minister Petitpas Taylor announces new appointments to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Ottawa, December 6, 2017 – Government of Canada The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, today announced the appointment of six leading researchers to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Governing Council develops CIHR’s strategic directions, goals and policies, approves CIHR’s budget, and evaluates the organization’s overall performance and achievements. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201713 Views

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UBCIC Public Statement – Legislation on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Coalition urges Canada to stand by commitment to implement UN Declaration

December 05, 2017 The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a consensus international human rights instrument elaborating standards for the survival, dignity, security and well-being of Indigenous peoples of the world. Today, MP Romeo Saganash’s private members bill on implementation of the UN Declaration, Bill C-262, will begin debate at second reading in […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201713 Views

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PSS Aboriginal Leadership Group runs second warm clothing drive – Whistler Question

Collection boxes available throughout town until Dec. 15 donation deadline December 04, 2017 If you’re looking to declutter while helping a community member in need, Pemberton Secondary School’s (PSS) Aboriginal Leadership Group has just the initiative for you. They’re running a warm clothing drive for the second year in a row, after successfully helping keep […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201710 Views

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