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Sacred and Strong – Report on the Health of First Nations Women and Girls Tells Stories of Strength, Resilience

Jul 28, 2021 ​The partnership between the First Nations Health Authority and the Provincial Health Officer takes a different approach to reporting on the health and wellness of First Nations women and girls.​ Sacred and Strong: Upholding our Matriarchal Roles carries the voices of over 120 women who have shared their stories and lived experiences to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 202114 Views

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Interior Health administers more than one million vaccine doses

IH WIDE – Interior Health (IH) has surpassed administering its millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine throughout the Interior as the #journey2immunity campaign continues. “We are proud to report that IH has surpassed this incredible milestone, as we mark the Vax for B.C. campaign kick-off,” said Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown. “We have made […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 20218 Views

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Indigenous overdose response fund applications open for northern communities – CKPGToday.ca

PRINCE GEORGE – The Pounds Project has partnered with the First Nations Health Authority for a new approach in resolving the opioid crisis. The Northern Indigenous Opioid Response Fund is now open for applications. “We know that that [the Indigenous community] is being disproportionately affected by the overdose crisis – they make up for 15% […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 20214 Views

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Tahltan Nation COVID-19 Emergency Management Update 07/27/2021

The Tahltan Nation COVID-19 Emergency Management Team (TNCEMT) met today and would like to inform the Tahltan Nation that two individuals (one adult and one child) have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dease Lake. As a result, and according to our policy, effective immediately all three communities are now in lockdown and will remain in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 20217 Views

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I felt hands coming and lifting my head up’: Vancouver Island First Nations leader recalls float plane crash – Vancouver Sun

Jul 27, 2021 When the plane flipped, Judith Sayers was left hanging upside-down inside the aircraft with her head underwater, struggling to lift her head to take a breath Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council president Judith Sayers remembers feeling hands pulling her head out of the water after the float plane she was in flipped over in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 20216 Views

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Media advisory: The Honourable Marc Miller to hold a media availability following the echo announcement of the long-term drinking water advisory lift in Semiahmoo First Nation

From: Indigenous Services Canada Ottawa, Ontario — Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, will hold a media availability following the Minister’s visit to Semiahmoo First Nation to echo the spring-2021 announcement of the lift of a long-term drinking water advisory. Date: July 28, 2021 Time: 10:45 AM (PDT) Where: […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 20218 Views

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BC Government: Creating partnerships to address mental health, substance use challenges

July 26, 2021 TERRACE – Residents and communities in northwestern B.C. are being supported with rapid response from a new Northwest Specialized Response Team (SRT) for those facing mental health and substance use challenges. “People in northern B.C. need and deserve access to vital addiction and mental health supports,” said Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 202111 Views

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City of Vernon: Communities working together to promote drowning prevention

Kindness and generosity shown by residents, City staff and a local business have helped promote water safety in a unique and fun way. Recently, children from the Okanagan Indian Band – nk̓maplqs iʔ snm̓am̓áyaʔtn iʔ k̓l sqilxʷtət | Cultural Immersion School and the children from the OKIB daycare, called snc’c’amala?tn  received a donation of new […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 20217 Views

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B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

VICTORIA – As of Thursday, July 22, 2021, 80.2% (3,717,929) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 56.9% (2,636,377) have received their second dose. In addition, 81.2% (3,512,977) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 60.2% (2,605,052) have received their […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 20218 Views

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Inclusive Toolkit Provides Mental Health and Wellness Supports for COVID-19 – FNHA

Living through a pandemic is stressful and it is normal to feel worried or anxious. In response to COVID-19, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has developed the Mental Health and Wellness Toolkit for COVID-19, which includes fact sheets designed to help support the mental health and wellness of Indigenous people during this time. These […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202113 Views

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