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AB Government:: Another 20 million masks ready for distribution

Free non-medical masks will soon be back at A&W, McDonald’s Canada, and Tim Hortons locations across Alberta. Distribution of masks through these restaurant partners will resume on July 13. More details will be included with the official launch announcement. In June, 20 million masks were distributed through restaurant partners, municipalities, long-term care facilities, First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 202010 Views

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Number of people ‘under investigation’ for possible COVID-19 on Siksika Nation has tripled – Globalnews.ca

July 1, 2020 Health officials on the Siksika First Nation are recommending additional public health restrictions after a new COVID-19 case cluster was identified on Tuesday. Almost 80 nation members are currently in isolation, as health officials on the reserve work to contain the spread. Community member Alayna Doore said her teenage son and mother […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 202020 Views

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New video series aims to improve cancer screening rates in northern communities – Folio

U of A researchers work with recognized community members in Northwest Territories to produce culturally appropriate information. June 22 2020 A series of new videos co-created by University of Alberta researchers and communities in the Northwest Territories are striving to improve the use of cancer screening in the region. The series of 11 videos includes […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202030 Views

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Indigenous community members contribute to a healthier future – Message from Dr. Carrie Bourassa

Message from Dr. Carrie Bourassa As Scientific Director of CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (CIHR-IIPH), I wish you a wonderful National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 and a happy National Indigenous History Month. While this may seem difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I believe that the self-determination of First Nations, Inuit and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 202034 Views

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AB Government: Weekly overview of COVID-19 action plan

As stage 2 of Alberta’s relaunch begins earlier than scheduled, safety remains the top priority. With low infection and hospitalization rates, Albertans can enjoy additional activities in their daily lives while the province continues to open up the economy. Summary of provincial COVID-19 announcements this past week: Provincial response to COVID-19 outbreak, June 7 – […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202051 Views

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Human rights group alleges Indigenous seniors neglected at Slave Lake continuing care facility – CBC

Coalition for Justice and Human Rights says it hired an independent consultant after complaints Jun 10, 2020 An Edmonton human rights group is calling for a public inquiry into Points West Living continuing care facilities in Alberta, led by Indigenous community members, following a consultant’s report that alleged residents are being physically, emotionally and culturally neglected […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202050 Views

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How First Nations are finding ways to keep COVID-19—and outsiders—at bay – Macleans.ca

While local and provincial governments loosen lockdowns, vulnerable Indigenous communities across the country say they’re fighting an uphill battle to safeguard their residents June 9, 2020 On April 27, the Nuxalk First Nation, nestled in British Columbia’s Bella Coola Valley, simply stopped asking. Five weeks earlier, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the chief and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202054 Views

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Non-medical masks available to Albertans

Albertans can now access 20 million free, non-medical face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 People can visit one of almost 600 A&W, McDonald’s Canada, or Tim Hortons drive-thrus in the province to receive four non-medical masks. Masks are free and no purchase is necessary. Albertans are encouraged to pick up masks for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202052 Views

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Indigenous stroke survivor says health system repeatedly failed her – CBC

Alberta Health Services says relationship with Indigenous Albertans must improve Jun 08, 2020 Valerie Sawdo woke up at 6 a.m. on May 22 with blurred vision. She was unable to walk and the left side of her body felt numb. She had to crawl down the stairs to get to the ambulance that took her to the emergency […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202054 Views

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AB Government: Weekly overview of COVID-19 action plan

As infection and hospitalization rates remain low, the province has committed more than $13 billion to keeping Albertans safe and getting the economy back on track. Provincial response to COVID-19 outbreak, May 31-June 6 Commitment of up to $200 million in funding for eligible businesses and non-profits to help implement transmission reduction measures and offset […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202052 Views

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