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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, 20196 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, 201911 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, 201910 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, 201916 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, 201921 Views

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Blood Tribe killer: How the drug crisis exploded on the southern Alberta First Nation – Globalnews.ca

July 29, 2019 Crime, drugs and overdoses. These are all factors in the opioid crisis that is killing more and more Canadians by the day and destroying countless families. One southern Alberta community is desperately calling for help, after experiencing mass overdoses and death, which has been plaguing the community for years. The Blood Tribe […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 201923 Views

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Half of Indigenous children live in poverty, above national rate, study says – rdnewsnow.com

Jul 11, 2019 OTTAWA — The worst child-poverty problem in the country was dropped in the laps of the country’s premiers on Tuesday, as the Assembly of First Nations presented them with new numbers to show about half of Indigenous children live in poverty — just as they did a decade ago. AFN National Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201959 Views

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Entire system’ needs to change: Indigenous women encounter unique issues regarding reproductive rights – 660News

Jun 26, 2019 CALGARY – Access to appropriate healthcare, specifically surrounding a woman’s reproductive choices, varies drastically between communities. Indigenous women in Canada have faced unique problems throughout history when it comes to reproductive healthcare. “When we go into a doctor’s office, we are not often asked the usual [pregnancy] questions, like, ‘What are you […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201983 Views

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations in Calgary and High River

From: Status of Women Canada May 23, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too long […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201973 Views

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Physician honoured for Indigenous health-care advocacy – Daily Herald Tribune

May 16, 2019 A Grande Prairie anesthesiologist has been recognized for helping create spaces where positive change can occur for Indigenous health care. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) awarded Dr. Alika Lafontaine with its 2019 Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action for demonstrating leadership and dedication in advancing CMA goals and policies through his […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201999 Views

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