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COVID-19 Notice to all Lax Kw’alaams Residents – Effective October 16th, 2021

This notice is an amendment from October 10th, 2021 Update There are currently no more confirmed COVID cases in community. The three previous confirmed cases of COVID, end their isolation as of midnight tonight, all three are doing well. EMC has decided to reopen the School, Brighter Futures and Headstart. The Band office will remain […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20216 Views

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COVID-19 cases disproportionately impacting Indigenous communities in B.C. – CTV News

Oct. 18, 2021 Vancouver – The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on Indigenous communities, even though members were among the first to be vaccinated in B.C. According to the First Nations Health Authority, 14 per cent of hospitalized patients are Indigenous, even though First Nations people make up just […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20217 Views

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B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, 89.2% (4,133,755) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.4% (3,865,096) received their second dose. In addition, 89.6% (3,877,031) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 84.1% (3,635,581) received their second dose. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20217 Views

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Sober(er) for October: One Community’s Journey – FNHA

The Sober(er) for October campaign is inclusive of everyone on their self-determined recovery journey, including those who prefer a harm-reduction approach as well as those who prefer abstinence. In our culture(s), storytelling is an important aspect of overall health and wellness of our people. The Secwepemc community of Esk’etemc First Nations has a compelling story […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20217 Views

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AHMA_BC: Summary and Findings from In Plain Sight Report

Summary and Findings from In Plain Sight Report Memo for AHMA members regarding the findings from the In Plain Sight Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care, Commissioned by the B.C Minister of Health, Adrian Dix. Please see below for the memo and recommendations of the next steps created by AHMA’s operations team. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 202110 Views

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West Coast General Hospital emergency department expansion begins

Oct. 15, 2021 PORT ALBERNI – Construction is underway to expand the emergency department at West Coast General Hospital to support improvements to patient care and privacy for people in the region. “West Coast General Hospital is an important part of the community for residents in the area, including Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet, Bamfield, Hupa¢asath […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202120 Views

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Media Advisory – Tk’emlúps to Gaza Walkathon for Children on October 17

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 15, 2021 – Volunteers from the International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF), the BCMA-Masjid Al-Salaam and Education Centre, the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society (KAFS), and the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS) will be among those walking in Deer Lake Park in Burnaby on Sunday, October 17 to support children’s programs in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202115 Views

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Thanks for Listening Report aims to protect Métis women and girls from violence – Columbia Valley Pioneer

Oct 14, 2021 Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) held their Thanks for Listening Report launch on the evening of Oct. 4. The Thanks for Listening Report is an integral part of the Sashing Our Warriors campaign, emerging from the survey results of nearly 400 individuals and two focus groups learning about Metis women and girls’ […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202113 Views

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Empower Clinics Subsidiary Selected To Provide Diabetes Management Solutions For British Columbia’s First Nations Communities

Medisure Canada Signs Contract to Distribute Testing Products Across BC’s First Nations Communities VANCOUVER, BC  October 14, 2021 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CBDT:CSE) (8EC: Frankfurt) (EPWCF:OTCQB) (“Empower” or the “Company”) an integrated healthcare company serving patients through medical centers, telemedicine platforms, a medical device company, and a high complexity medical diagnostics laboratory processing COVID-19 specimens […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202111 Views

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First Nations ‘Kief it Real’ as Vaccine Pledge Portal Numbers Surge – FNHA

Hundreds of people have signed up to the FNHA #VaxChamp portal in the past week since Kiefer Collison announced his collaboration with the FNHA. The popular Big Brother Canada participant and radio personality is working with the FNHA to help encourage the COVID-19 vaccination uptake of Indigenous people of every age across BC. There is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 20219 Views

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