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Memorial U: Faculty of Medicine to host third Aboriginal Health Symposium

DATE: Nov. 15 Registration is now open for Memorial University’s third Aboriginal Health Symposium. The half-day event will showcase Aboriginal education and research taking place at Memorial and feature keynote speaker Dr. Debbie Martin, Tier ll Canada Research Chair, Indigenous Peoples Health and Well-Being, as well as a discussion with the Visiting Elders Project Panel. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201911 Views

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NL Government: Community Garden Support Program Bringing Communities Together to Share Fresh, Local Food

November 13, 2019 The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, today provided an update on the Community Garden Support Program, an initiative to increase food self-sufficiency, access to fresh foods, and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Since launching the program in April 2019, the department has approved 101 eligible applicants, for a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201912 Views

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Supporting Community Efforts in Doctor Recruitment and Retention in Lunenburg County

NOW Lunenburg County is receiving a $20,050 grant through the new Healthy Communities Stream to support community-led initiatives to attract and retain new doctors. The community group will create a series of six online videos to walk doctors through the process of starting a life and practice in Lunenburg County. The videos will be presented […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201919 Views

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Decade-long, mega-study finds barriers to access to healthy traditional foods are eroding food security for First Nations

Decade-long, mega-study finds barriers to access to healthy traditional foods are eroding food security for First Nations OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2019  – Today, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the University of Ottawa, and Université de Montréal released the draft results of the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES). The FNFNES presents, for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201918 Views

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Recognizing 10 Years of Wellness Courts in Nova Scotia

November 5, 2019 Nova Scotia’s longest-running wellness court in Dartmouth is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Wellness courts provide an alternative path in the justice system for people whose mental health or substance use disorder is the root cause of their criminal offences. The Dartmouth wellness court brings together professionals to help find a restorative solution […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201917 Views

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Inuit help Innu, as Nunatsiavut lends support to Sheshatshiu suicide crisis – CBC

Several different agencies are helping with mental health services in the community Nov 06, 2019 As support workers continue around-the-clock support to help people in Sheshatshiu deal with the community’s suicide crisis, the effort has also brought together the wider Labrador Indigenous community. Two members of the Nunatsiavut Mobile Treatment Team arrived last week in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201917 Views

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The Sheshatshiu suicide crisis ‘didn’t happen overnight.’ How does the community break the cycle? – CBC

Nov 05, 2019 Leader, elder press for more Innu-led systems and policies The grief and pain in the Labrador Innu community of Sheshatshiu has captured the Canadian spotlight, and in the midst of it stands Anastasia Qupee, trying to help her people through a suicide crisis. Through it all, she has had to cope herself […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201917 Views

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Supporting Community Efforts in Doctor Recruitment and Retention in Truro

October 31, 2019 Truro and Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity has been approved for funding under a new grant program to support community-led initiatives around doctor recruitment. The partnership is receiving $25,000 through the new Healthy Communities Stream to support plans to create and train a more diverse group of volunteers to welcome doctors and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201919 Views

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Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation in Labrador declares suicide crisis – APTN News

October 30, 2019 The Innu community of Sheshatshiu in Labrador has declared a suicide crisis following 10 suicide attempts in less than a week. In a statement issued Tuesday night, Chief Eugene Hart says the rash of attempts followed the death of a young woman over the weekend. He did not say how the young […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201916 Views

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Sheshatshiu: Innu First Nation in Labrador declares suicide crisis – Globalnews.ca

October 30, 2019 A First Nation community in central Labrador has declared a suicide crisis following 10 suicide attempts in the span of one week. In a statement issued Tuesday night, Chief Eugene Hart of the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation said the community is in a state of grief after 14 natural deaths in the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201915 Views

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