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Indigenous Health Website Launched – 250 News

March 27, 2017 Prince George, B.C. – What used to be Aboriginal Health is now Indigenous Health and the name change comes as a new Indigenous Health website has been launched. Over the past year, there has been a great deal of work to partner with Indigenous peoples and communities, all with a goal of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201713 Views

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Saskatchewan rural bus service a must for vulnerable people: B.C. First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 26, 2017 By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Saskatchewan needed innovative ways to continue providing rural bus service instead of gutting it altogether, says an advocate for a British Columbia First Nation that fought for 10 years to get transportation along a route where women have been murdered. Dawn George, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201713 Views

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Targeted funding adds more health program seats on Vancouver Island

March 23, 2017 VICTORIA – More health-care seats are being added at three public post-secondary institutions on Vancouver Island through one-time funding of $345,000 to ensure that health demands for patients are being met in local communities. The three institutions receiving funding are: Camosun College – $165,000 North Island College – $96,800 Vancouver Island University […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201738 Views

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Think Tuberculosis Is a Thing of the Past in Canada? Think Again – The Tyee

Drug shortages, lack of availability mean disease remains a real threat to vulnerable communities. Tuberculosis kills more people than any other infectious disease on the planet. Nevertheless, TB is not high on the lists of health concerns of most Canadians. While it cut a wide swath through the population a century ago, rising standards of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201730 Views

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$7 million Community Poverty Reduction Fund – Vancouver Foundation

March 22, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province has announced investment of $24 million to support community programs, increase access to fresh food, offer dental and hearing care for B.C.’s most vulnerable children, and provide $7 million for a new Community Poverty Reduction Fund administered by Vancouver Foundation. The Community Poverty Reduction Fund is designed to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201738 Views

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Coroner’s jury wants better mental health support for Vancouver transit police – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 BURNABY, B.C. _ A coroner’s jury is recommending that transit police in the Vancouver area work more closely with mental health providers following the death of a man who repeatedly stabbed himself and was shot by an officer at a grocery store more than two years ago. Naverone Woods, 23, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201716 Views

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First Nations Teens Create Innovative Smoking Prevention Campaign for Youth in BC

Mar 20, 2017 First Nations teens and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) have announced a new smoking prevention campaign aimed at preventing the use of commercial tobacco among First Nations youth aged 13-16. The campaign was officially launched yesterday at the opening ceremony of the province’s Junior All Native Basketball Tournament in Kelowna. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201725 Views

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Letter to Chiefs and Leaders on FNHC and INAC MoU

Dear Respected Chiefs and Leaders, As representatives to the First Nations Health Council (FNHC), we are pleased to share this update on recent developments related to the work of the FNHC. New Partnership with Canada: The federal government has established an ambitous agenda for change. The federal government has committed to a renewed Nation-to-Nation relationship […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201714 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, 201718 Views

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Victoria Foundation: New Food Rescue Distribution Centre Opens

MARCH 16, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C.  – A group of like-minded organizations today announced the opening of a new facility that promises to dramatically increase both the quantity – and the quality – of food available to the estimated 50,000 food-insecure people in our region, diverting up to 2,000 kilograms of food per day from landfill. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201719 Views

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