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They Were Tired of Dirty Tap Water. So They Became the Water Authority – VICE

After going decades without clean drinking water, 15 First Nations in Atlantic Canada have signed an agreement with the federal government to create the country’s first Indigenous-led water authority. July 2, 2020 Tracie Johnson grew up in Potlotek First Nation, a Mi’kmaq community in northeastern Nova Scotia. It’s one of hundreds of Indigenous communities across […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 202011 Views

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NB Government: Victims of violence can now end their leases early

30 June 2020 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Legislative changes that remove one of the financial barriers that prevents some victims of violence from leaving an abusive situation are now in effect. Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act allow victims of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence or stalking to end their lease early. Those with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202012 Views

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Tender issued for New Mental Health Unit in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

June 26, 2020 A tender has been issued by the Department of Transportation and Works to build a six-bed extension for mental health care at the Labrador Health Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The single story, 626 m2 extension will provide private bedrooms for residents to receive mental health services, and include spaces for dining, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 202022 Views

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New UNB Nursing Chair to support Indigenous health and nurses

Jun 19, 2020 A recent investment of nearly $1 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Canadian Nurses Foundation will enable the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of nursing to gain capacity in the field of Indigenous health, focused on strengthening relationships, forming new […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202025 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, 202031 Views

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P.E.I. woman’s request to attend her mother’s burial in N.B. denied, leaving her heartbroken – CBC

‘I just want her to know that I’m sorry’ Jun 04, 2020 Tanya Augustine couldn’t be by her mother’s side when she died. Augustine lives on Lennox Island First Nation, in western Prince Edward Island. Her mother, Linda Augustine, lived in New Brunswick. In March, Linda died of complications from lung cancer only four days after going […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202056 Views

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AFOA Canada 21st National Conference Postponed “You Matter”

AFOA Canada 21st National Conference Postponed “You Matter” AFOA CANADA BULLETIN May 28, 2020 SUMMARY: You Matter! The health and safety of AFOA Canada’s members, delegates, business partners, stakeholders and communities are the over-riding priority for AFOA Canada. AFOA Canada made the decision to postpone the 21st National Conference originally scheduled for October 27 – […]

by pmnationtalk on May 28, 202077 Views

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NB Government: One new case of COVID-19; Zone 5 transitioning back to Orange level

27 May 2020 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Zone 5 (Campbellton region) is transitioning back to Orange level under the province’s COVID-19 recovery plan immediately. Three recent confirmed cases of COVID-19 are now established as travel-related cases. The newest case is an individual between 50 and 59 in Zone 5. The previous two confirmed cases include an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202073 Views

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Crown will not appeal Maurice Johnson verdict

27 May 2020 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following statement was released today by Pierre Roussel, director of Public Prosecutions: Following a thorough review, provincial Crown prosecutors will not appeal the April 28 acquittal of Maurice Johnson following his trial on a hit and run charge. The acquittal of Johnson in this case has raised many […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202075 Views

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Paqtnkek Council passes public health bylaw to manage pandemic response

May 20, 2020 – Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation now has its own bylaw available to protect the health and safety of community members. Chief and council have approved the Public Health Bylaw, which is based on the public safety provisions of section 81 of the Indian Act. It gives the Chief and council the power to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202090 Views

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