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Heal Ourselves, Heal the Earth coming in September – The Nelson Daily

August 15 2019 There’s an amazing program coming in September called “Heal Ourselves, Heal the Earth” coming to Four Nations Outdoor Centre in Winlaw. The eight-week, healing journey program incorporates traditional indigenous healing practices such as sweat lodge, ceremonial herbal baths, ethnobotanical knowledge, traditional wisdom teachings from elders, and so much more. Thanks to grant […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201912 Views

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B.C. First Nation reports water problems as Ottawa wonders- RCI

August 16, 2019 Problems with their water have long plagued people living in First Nations communities across Canada. A CBC News investigation in 2015 found that 400 out of 618 First Nations in the country had some kind of water problem between 2004 and 2014. Of course, the problems go back long before that and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201911 Views

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BC man closer to liver transplant after ‘misunderstanding’ over alcohol update – Globalnews.ca

August 15, 2019 A B.C. Indigenous man who says he was removed from a provincial waiting list for a liver transplant over an alcohol abstinence policy is now being assessed for the life-saving operation. David Dennis, who suffers from end-stage liver disease, told Global News this week he was removed after not meeting a policy […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 20198 Views

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BC Government: More focus on outreach, treatment key to preventing suicides

Aug. 15, 2019 VICTORIA – Providing young people with the everyday tools and skills to support mental well-being and ensuring that health professionals have clear and accessible mental health practice and treatment guidelines are among the key recommendations of a death review panel into child and youth suicides. The panel identified three key areas to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 20197 Views

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Okanagan band suing feds over poor drinking water – The Daily Courier

The Vernon-based Okanagan Indian Band is suing the federal government over what it says is Ottawa’s failure to improve water quality on the reserve. Only one of the band’s seven water systems have been upgraded despite nine years of talks between the OKIB and the federal government. “We have lost faith in a system I […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 20196 Views

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I·SPARC: Save the Date! Healthy Living Leader Training

Healthy Living Leader Training is on its way! Registration opens AUGUST 26! Mark it in your calendar to avoid the waitlist! For more information, please contact Jessie Toynbee by email at jtoynbee@isparc.ca. View Image NT5

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201911 Views

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Alcohol abstinence policy for liver transplants discriminatory, Indigenous advocates say – Globalnews.ca

August 13, 2019 Advocates say a policy that requires potential organ transplant recipients to abstain from alcohol for six months is unfair towards Indigenous people and people with alcohol use disorder. David Dennis says the rule disproportionately affects Indigenous people and has teamed with the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) to take his fight […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 20197 Views

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Dying man challenging transplant sobriety requirement, says it discriminates against Indigenous people – CityNews Vancouver

Aug 13, 2019 VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – An Indigenous man is challenging rules requiring alcoholics to stay sober for six months in order to be eligible for a new liver, arguing it’s a racist policy. David Dennis is a chronic alcoholic with end-stage liver disease, and he has launched a formal challenge to the policy […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201910 Views

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How Haisla are helping their own amid overdose crisis – National Observer

August 12th 2019 On a muggy Tuesday afternoon, Haisla First Nation member James Harry parks his burgundy SUV near Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and says a quiet prayer. Then he walks into the streets and alleys where he used to get high. Harry is now five years’ sober, working with his First Nation in search of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 20198 Views

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MNBC: Newly formed Métis Mental Health Youth Advisory Committee

On July 28th members of the newly formed Métis Mental Health Youth Advisory Committee met for the first time in Vancouver – with Métis youth from across the province coming together to share their passion for positively impacting Métis mental health. Representing a broad range of perspectives and experiences, youth members worked together during this […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201912 Views

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