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AFN TECHNICAL BULLETIN – Chronic Wasting Disease

AFN TECHNICAL BULLETIN – Chronic Wasting Disease October 1, 2019 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is providing this Bulletin to all First Nations to share some important information on an environmental health issue that is affecting deer, elk, moose and caribou. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease that affects species in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201913 Views

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Lethbridge’s Indigenous recovery coaches seeing results for those seeking help – Lethbridge News Now

Sep 26, 2019 LETHBRIDGE, AB – According to Indigenous Recovery Coach (IRC) Jerry Firth, their program in Lethbridge might be the only one of its kind in the world. While recovery coaches are becoming more popular in places like the United States, he says that none offer programs and services specific to Indigenous cultures. Generally, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201913 Views

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Elder, 76, looking for help to stay warm in Alberta – APTN News

September 23, 2019 For the past seven winters, the leaky windows and doors that are supposed to seal Yvonne’s Anderson’s house have left her shivering. “I have to use blankets on the doors. If I have to use a blanket in my bedroom I will use it because it’s cold. This morning the floors were […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201918 Views

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City of Edmonton: Suicide prevention campaign “11 of Us” launches

September 10, 2019 A new public awareness and education campaign, “11 of Us”, was launched today by the City of Edmonton and its partners as part of a community plan to reduce suicide in the city. The campaign’s name is taken from the number of Edmontonians who attempt or die by suicide everyday. Its goal […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201925 Views

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Suicide-prevention resources for Indigenous youth

Two new graphic novels developed for First Nations and Métis youth will help start conversations about suicide prevention. More than 100 Indigenous youth from across Alberta, in addition to First Nation and Métis producers, writers and artists, were engaged in the development of the stories. “Youth suicide is a tragedy and these new tools share […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201927 Views

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Meat from 21 contaminated elk herds entered Canada’s food supply over last 5 years – CBC

Aug 15, 2019 Doctors are calling for the federal government to implement stricter regulations Elk meat from 21 herds where chronic wasting disease was found has been released into Canada’s food supply over the last five years, CBC News has learned — a move contrary to World Health Organization recommendations that critics say creates unacceptable […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201916 Views

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Indigenous Intervention: how Indigenous culture can help drug users recover and live a healthier life – The Calgary Journal

You would think having your kids taken away from you would be the wake-up call needed to kick an addiction. For Sarah Rene, this was not the case. When her drug use got so bad that her two daughters and son were taken from her, things only got worse. Once her children were taken – […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201925 Views

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Minister O’Regan congratulates onihcikiskwapowin – Saddle Lake Cree Nation on the Grand Opening of the Saddle Lake Health Care Centre

From: Indigenous Services Canada August 9, 2019 – onihcikiskwapowin – Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Alberta, Treaty 6 Territory – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with Treaty First Nations to address infrastructure needs in order to improve health outcomes and well-being in their territories. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201924 Views

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AB Government: PDD review panel report released

The report summarizes input from thousands of Albertans who shared their views about the PDD program. Feedback focused on themes of eligibility, program access, service delivery, staff training, and communication between the disability community and government. In response to the significant input, and in keeping with the province’s commitment to open dialogue with the disability […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201931 Views

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The Government of Canada increases access to treatment for opioid use disorder in Alberta

From: Health Canada University of Calgary project will bring opioid agonist therapy to rural and Indigenous communities July 30, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Health Canada The opioid crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health issues in recent decades. The crisis not only impacts urban areas, but also rural and remote […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201941 Views

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