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Indigenous Awareness Week, McGill hosts third annu...

October 9th, 2013
From September 23 to 27, McGill hosted its third annual Indigenous Awareness Week, which aimed to create awareness about oft-overlooked Indigenous issues at the...

UN’s fact-finder on First Nations sets off on Ca...

October 9th, 2013
It’s a whirlwind fact-finding tour that will highlight points of tension in Canada’s relationship with its aboriginal peoples, but it could also offer a roa...

Proposed Amendments to the Standards for First Nat...

October 9th, 2013
Standards established by the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) reflect best practices in property taxation, and are designed to support First Nation economic ...

Featured Video of the Day: Tecumseh’s Ghost – ...

October 9th, 2013
The betrayal of Tecumseh by the British in the War of 1812 resulting in his death was among the first in a long line of betrayals, each compounding the breakdow...

Residential school reconciliation walks draws thou...

September 23rd, 2013
Thousands of people braved a pouring rain in Vancouver Sunday to take part in a reconciliation walk marking the sad history of residential schools in Canada, er...

Study finds risk of violence against Aboriginal wo...

September 23rd, 2013
If Aboriginal women had the same income and education levels as non-Aboriginal women, their risk of being abused by a partner could drop by 40 per cent, accordi...

Cultural respect is a health issue for Canadian ab...

September 23rd, 2013
When Jane walked into emergency to make sure her abdominal pains didn’t signal problems with her pregnancy, she rubbed at a speck of dirt irritating her eye. ...

An interview with Tsleil-Waututh elder Amy George ...

September 23rd, 2013
It was just a few days before British Columbia’s Truth and Reconciliation Week when I went to visit Amy George, a 71-year-old Tsleil-Waututh elder, who is the...

Telehealth Expansion Project to Benefit BC First N...

September 23rd, 2013
BC First Nations will soon have improved access to health and wellness services through expanded use of telehealth, announced The First Nations Health Authority...

Cold Lake First Nation is Still Pursuing Answers o...

September 23rd, 2013
Traditional territory of Treaty No.6…It’s been well over a month since the news broke that there was four sites of oil spilling at Cold Lake Air Weapons Ran...

First Nations mental health focus of aid project

September 23rd, 2013
A Jewish humanitarian association plans to send mental health experts to seven First Nations communities in northwestern Ontario to help. The move is part of Ve...

Territory of Nunavut to be represented at Canadian...

September 10th, 2013
For the first time, the territory of Nunavut will be represented at the Canadian Medical Association, the national body representing Canadian physicians.

MDs call for action on health equity

September 10th, 2013
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) held its annual General Council in Calgary this week. Last summer in Yellowknife, I attended this meeting as a representa...

Child welfare agency contributed to death of 13-mo...

September 10th, 2013
A child welfare agency’s misdirected funds, poor file management, high staff turnover and inability to adhere to standards all contributed to the death of a 1...

Tsilhqot’in chiefs sign health care letter of un...

September 10th, 2013
The Tsilhqot’in First Nation and Interior Health Authority (IHA) signed a letter of understanding (LOU) on Aug. 21, at the Tsilhqot’in Nation Gathering, des...

Ve’ahavta launches Aboriginal health program

September 10th, 2013
The Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee has embarked on a new health initiative in conjunction with seven First Nations communities in Kenora, Ont...

Rights of the child posters / FinLit / Residential...

September 10th, 2013
The Healthy Aboriginal Network is excited to release a new resource today. And for those of you that were on vacation this summer, or just weren’t able to che...

ITK to urge action on Sept. 10, World Suicide Prev...

September 10th, 2013
World Suicide Prevention Day, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami plans to co-host an event at the Parliament buildings in Ottawa that will feature Inuit leaders and perfor...

Vancouver Island University waives tuition for kid...

August 20th, 2013
Kids who have grown up in government care will be able to attend Vancouver Island University without paying tuition, the university announced Thursday.

The Dene Nation of the Northwest Territories endor...

August 20th, 2013
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is pleased to announce that the Dene Nation of the Northwest Territories is supporting the Principles to Guide Health Car...
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