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The fight is always there every day’: Indigenous horse racer making comeback after struggle against addiction – CTV News

August 21, 2021 EDMONTON — After nearly losing his life and career to alcohol and drug addiction, an Alberta horse racer and trainer is making his comeback. Tyler Redwood said his fight started when he was a child, growing up in Saskatchewan. “Elementary school I didn’t feel I fit in right,” said Redwood. “I went […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 202158 Views

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AB Government: Expanding Indigenous continuing care

Indigenous groups and organizations can now apply for grants under the new $154 million Continuing Care Capital Program. The new program offers one-time capital grants to support building, upgrading or renovating continuing care spaces. By advancing continuing care capacity, either on- or off-reserves and Metis settlements, Alberta’s government will provide better access to health services […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 202192 Views

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Provincial grant funding now available to expand Indigenous continuing care facilities – Lethbridge News Now

Aug 20, 2021 EDMONTON, AB – Indigenous groups and organizations can now apply for grants under a new provincial program. Funding is available through the $154 million Continuing Care Capital Program. It offers one-time capital grants to support the construction, upgrading and renovation of continuing care spaces. The province commented that “by advancing continuing care […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 202186 Views

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Dr. James Makokis urges all First Nations to stay vigilant with health measures and get vaccinated – Yahoo News

August 17, 2021 (ANNews) – Despite lifting the majority of their COVID-19 restrictions, the Government of Alberta has announced public health measures that were set to expire this week will stay in place until September 27. The restrictions remaining in place until the 27th are: Mandatory masking orders in public transit, school buses, taxis and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 202156 Views

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Province to dedicate nearly $8M to Indigenous mental health support grants – The Pipestone Flyer

Aug. 13, 2021 The new grant program is being called the Residential School Mental Health Support Grant Program Alberta’s government is investing nearly $8 million to support Indigenous-led efforts to support mental health within communities across the province. In a release published July 22, the grants will be aimed at efforts specifically surrounding support for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 202138 Views

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3 Alberta organizations join forces to better support Indigenous survivors of violence – CBC

‘Centring Relationships to End Violence’ aims to make support services more accessible Aug 03, 2021 Three Alberta organizations are launching a joint-initiative to improve the outcomes for Indigenous survivors of sexual and domestic violence. The Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association, Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services and Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters will be teaming […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 202151 Views

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Sacred and Strong – Report on the Health of First Nations Women and Girls Tells Stories of Strength, Resilience

Jul 28, 2021 ​The partnership between the First Nations Health Authority and the Provincial Health Officer takes a different approach to reporting on the health and wellness of First Nations women and girls.​ Sacred and Strong: Upholding our Matriarchal Roles carries the voices of over 120 women who have shared their stories and lived experiences to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 202145 Views

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Supporting Indigenous-led mental health efforts

Alberta’s government will invest nearly $8 million to support Indigenous-led efforts to care for mental health, including supporting the healing of residential school survivors and their families. Through the new Residential School Mental Health Support Grant Program, First Nations, Metis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta will be eligible to apply for funding to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202155 Views

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First Nations and Rocky Mountain House leaders investigate accusations of racism – Toronto Star

July 21, 2021 (ANNews) – Earlier this month, an Indigenous man from O’Chiese First Nation was denied medical service for his mother who was believed to be having a heart attack. In a video posted to Facebook, Sonni Strawberrii is seen being denied medical attention from an EMS ambulance while his mother is unconscious in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202155 Views

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Improving the mental wellness of Alberta’s youth

Up to $7.3 million will support the expansion of youth mental health hubs, which provide young Albertans with a one-stop shop for services that improve their mental health and overall wellness. “Improving youth mental wellness is a top priority for Alberta’s government. Youth mental health hubs are a tremendous example of how community partnerships and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202141 Views

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