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Statistics Canada reports high rates of disability among Inuit, Métis, and off-reserve First Nations people – Straight.com

December 12th, 2019 Canada’s Indigenous population is significantly younger, on average, than the population as whole. Yet First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people living off reserve still have high rates of disability, according to a new study by Statistics Canada. Based on information gathered from the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, four in 10 First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20195 Views

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Better support for food security in Pemberton/Lillooet area

Dec. 5, 2019 LILLOOET – The Xa’xtsa, Skatin, Samahquam and N’Quatqua First Nations will soon have access to safer and more nutritious food sources through a new grant for local food security projects. “This funding will help us immensely with our health plan goals towards traditional wellness for our communities,” said Rosemary Wallace, health director, Southern […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201915 Views

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Better support for food security for Stellat’en First Nation

Dec. 5, 2019 PRINCE GEORGE – The Stellat’en First Nation will soon have access to safer and more nutritious food sources through a new grant for local food security projects. Carrier Sekani Family Services will receive $114,257 in provincial funding through Victoria Foundation’s new Food Security – Provincial Initiatives Fund. The project will install new […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201916 Views

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BC Government: Gang prevention program expands to keep more students safe

Dec. 5, 2019 SURREY – More at-risk students will get the supports they need to get off the path to gang life through the expansion of the Erase (expect respect and a safe education) school-based gang and gun violence prevention program. The Province is investing an additional $4.93 million over the next three years to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201915 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) statement on the suicide crisis afflicting the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation

The FNLC joins Makwa Sahgaiehcan Chief Ronald Misuing in his call for the federal government to implement a long-term suicide prevention strategy; for too long has Canada neglected the welfare of First Nation youth and erected barriers to culturally competent and accessible mental health services in Canada.  Indigenous leaders across the nation have continually spoken […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201912 Views

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BC Patient Safety & Quality Council Signs Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety – FNHA

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and the First Nations Health Authority and have signed a Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility for First Nations People in BC. The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council provides system-wide leadership to ensure that each British Columbian receives high-quality, person-centred care. The First Nations Health […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201910 Views

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Healing Spirit House, a 21st-century mental health facility, officially opens

Nov. 29, 2019 COQUITLAM – həy̓χʷət kʷθə šxʷhəliʔ leləm (Healing Spirit House) officially welcomed the community to its first open house since clients moved into the state-of-the-art, Indigenous-inspired, purpose-built home of The Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre and Provincial Assessment Centre. Government officials, Indigenous leaders from the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem First Nation) and mental health professionals toured […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201918 Views

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BC Court of Appeal Dismisses Final ITHA Appeal Against Contract Termination

Nov 27, 2019 The B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed ITHA’s attempt to overturn a lower court order denying it an injunction against the First Nations Health Authority’s lawful decision to terminate two funding agreements. The decision to terminate the relationship was made because of ITHA’s failure to fully cooperate with an external audit initiated […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201924 Views

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National Addictions Awareness Week – Peer Outreach Q & A – FNHA

Nov 26, 2019 Q & A with Marnie Scow, FNHA’s Indigenous Peer Outreach Worker, about treating all people with respect, including people who use substances​​ As a response to the overdose crisis and the call for engaging people with lived and living experience, in November 2018, FNHA created two Indigenous Peer Coordinator positions in the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201913 Views

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Breakfast Club of Canada Set to Assess Its Social Impact

November 27, 2019 A great tool to fast-track the development of the Club and its partner organizations and help the more than 1 million young Canadians who go to school on an empty stomach Vancouver, British Columbia, November 27, 2019 – With one in four Canadian children going to school without breakfast in 2019 – or one in two […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201917 Views

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