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Underfunded facility raises concerns for care of indigenous elders, disabled – CBC

Elders and disabled members can access funding, programs to receive care on reserve Apr 11, 2019 A care provider checks on residents as they watch television in the common area of the Siksika Elders Lodge. The assisted care facility recently had fire sprinklers installed on the main floor and a new wheelchair accessible deck. But […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201923 Views

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AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap

AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap (Ottawa, ON) – In advance of World Health Day, First Nations from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba this week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Mental Wellness Forum.  More than 500 First Nations citizens, health providers and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201931 Views

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Stoney Nakoda Fire Department disbands – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Mar 19, 2019 STONEY NAKODA – The Stoney Nakoda Fire Department is no longer responding to emergency calls on the First Nation reserve after being disolved last week, leaving 3,700 residents vulnerable to emergencies. Jeff Beddome, the fire chief for the department, unexpectedly resigned from his position last week and told area fire chiefs in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201929 Views

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AB Government: First Nations getting new water systems

In 2017, Premier Rachel Notley committed $100 million to deliver clean drinking water to the boundaries of First Nations. Ten projects are now underway that will benefit 14 First Nations across the province. Alberta’s First Nations Regional Drinking Water Tie-In Program is a collaboration between First Nations, the Alberta government, municipalities or water commissions and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201929 Views

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Dene Tha’ First Nation on course for clean water

March 14, 2019 In a historic partnership with the Dene Tha’ First Nation, the Alberta government is bringing safe and reliable drinking water to the nation. The $2.1-million project will connect the Dene Tha’ First Nation in Bushe River to the Town of High Level water treatment plant by waterline. This is the 10th project […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201931 Views

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Podcast: Intergenerational trauma and you — how ‘real conversations facilitate healing – The Calgary Journal

Feb 28, 2019 Audra Foggin, a Sixties Scoop survivor who teaches social work at Mount Royal University (MRU), believes the best way to unlock understanding and healing surrounding intergenerational trauma is through inclusive, open conversation. The assistant professor says these conversations need to expand well beyond Indigenous communities. This helps Indigenous people return to their […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 201931 Views

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Alberta child poverty rates cut in half

New Stats Canada figures show that the child poverty rate dropped by 50 per cent between 2015 and 2017 in Alberta, from 10 per cent to five per cent. During the same two-year period, the rate of child poverty in homes with a single mom dropped from 36 per cent to 17.6 per cent. Overall poverty in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201938 Views

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Truth, respect and recognition: addressing barriers to Indigenous maternity care – CMAJ

Janet Smylie MD MPH, Wanda Phillips-Beck RN MSc For those of us living and working in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, the finding of the linked research by Wall-Wieler and colleagues,1 that mothers with a history of child apprehension are less likely to receive adequate prenatal care in subsequent pregnancies, comes as no surprise. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201943 Views

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Federal government can do more to promote mental health awareness – Gauntlet

February 6 2019 The recent Bell Let’s Talk Day to promote awareness for mental health issues across Canada raises questions on whether the federal government does enough in their own mental health initiatives. The Mental Health Commission of Canada, a relatively young offshoot branch of Health Canada, was founded in 2007 with the mission to “create the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201953 Views

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ARPA: Funding Available for the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge

February 04, 2019 The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is bringing communities together with physical activity! Learn how your community could win $150,000 to go towards physical activity initiatives and be crowned Canada’s Most Active Community! Be sure to register your event and apply for a grant between February 1st and March 1st to support your […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201940 Views

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