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Social work faculty co-hosts conference to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – The Gauntlet

February 14 2017 — The Faculty of Social Work co-hosted a conference to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) from Feb. 5–9. The conference was held at Hotel Alma at the University of Calgary. The faculty co-hosted the event alongside the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Flin Flon, Manitoba and the Public Health Agency […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201718 Views

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What does an Accessible First Nation Mean to You?

What does an Accessible First Nation Mean to You? First Nations and First Nations Persons with Disabilities The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) invites you to participate in a free webinar taking place on February 23, 2017 to include a survey that will assist us in working together to build more inclusive and accessible First […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201714 Views

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Joint Statement from the partners in formation of First Nations Health Consortium Ltd. (FNHC) funded through the Enhanced Service Coordination for Jordan’s Principle

February 14, 2017 – Enoch, Alberta / First Nations Health Consortium Ltd. (FNHC) ENOCH, AB – Four partners Bigstone Health Commission; Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council; Maskwacis Health Services and Siksika Nation are pleased to announce the formation of the First Nations Health Consortium Ltd. (FNHC). The consortium will receive approximately $5 million in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201712 Views

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Media Advisory – Alberta First Nations Treaty 6, 7 & 8

Media are invited to attend the official launch of the First Nations Health Consortium Ltd. (FNHC). FNHC partners are excited to be part of upholding Jordan’s Principle to provide Enhanced Service Coordination with Health Canada. Jordan’s Principle (JP) applies to all First Nations children. It is intended to resolve jurisdictional disputes involving the care of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201719 Views

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Federal government failing First Nations on drinking water promise: report

OTTAWA — The federal government will not meet its commitment to end all drinking water advisories affecting First Nations communities by 2020 without significant changes to current processes, according to a new report, Glass half empty? Year 1 progress toward resolving drinking water advisories in nine First Nations in Ontario. Released by the David Suzuki […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 201713 Views

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Health Canada having trouble finding First Nations kids to help because of ‘broken’ system – CBC

Department has spent only a quarter of $127M budgeted this fiscal year for Jordan’s Principle cases Feb 09, 2017 Senior bureaucrats tasked with providing health care to Canada’s First Nations children say they have had trouble spending new money aimed at closing care gaps because the system is partially “broken” and there is a lack […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 20178 Views

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Province expands naloxone program, adds treatment spaces

Feb. 07, 2017 Alberta firefighters have greater access to lifesaving naloxone kits now that all first responders can administer naloxone by injection. “Our first responders are heroes for their work saving lives on the front lines. Now firefighters across the province can administer injectable naloxone, giving them an additional life-saving tool when responding to an […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201715 Views

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The Overdose Crisis: We Know How to Save Lives, Doctors Say – The Tyee

From an Albertan reserve to Vancouver’s inner city, caregivers share solutions for turning the tide. Part of a series. ackie Wong works as a freelance writer in Vancouver. This series was produced by Tyee Solutions Society. It was made possible through the financial support of Simon Fraser University’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Support for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 201726 Views

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Medical Experts Host Forum in Calgary to Address Challenges Facing Indigenous Cancer Patients

Medical experts host forum in Calgary to address challenges facing indigenous cancer patients Anna Brooks Calgary Herald Published on: January 23, 2017 Partners and community members gathered at a forum for the First Nations, Inuit and Metis Cancer Control Initiative in St. John’s last year. Isolation, discrimination and a lack of data are a few […]

by pmnationtalk on January 25, 201725 Views

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Government of Canada Partners with First Nations Communities to Create the First Nation Adapt Program

January 19, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Climate change is one of the greatest collective challenges Canada faces as a nation. The Government of Canada is committed to work in partnership with First Nations communities to tackle climate change, grow the economy, and to ensure a more sustainable, prosperous and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 19, 201722 Views

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