Recent research conducted by Family Medicine practitioners from across Canada has found that Indigenous patients who receive culturally unsafe care can have poorer health outcomes. The study which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that health-care relationships can be repaired when health care providers demonstrate empathy, humility and patience.
Recently, the Government of Ontario promised to locate and remediate all of the mercury contamination plaguing the Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nations in northwestern Ontario. Reed Paper dumped mercury in the 1960s and early 1970s.
By Jody Porter, CBC News Posted: Feb 13, 2017
RezX, a show featuring Indigenous stories told by Indigenous people is expanding its reach in Saskatchewan. It is now available on ShawTV after being available on Access7.
A Cree cultural icon in Saskatchewan, Tyrone Tootoosis died on Sunday, February 12 at his ranch near Duck Lake, SK. He was a central figure in performing arts as well as Cree linguistics and history.
By Jason Warick, CBC News Posted: Feb 12, 2017
A recent review conducted for Minister of Health Jane Philpot found significant gaps in health care delivery on reserves and that the Federal Government was aware of the problem. The review document was obtained by NDP MP Charlie Angus under Access to Information legislation.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota is ordering the Dakota Access pipeline protesters to leave after an unanimous vote by council members on January 20. The protesters have been given 30 days to clean up the land and leave.
CBC News Posted: Jan 23, 2017
Recently the Government of Canada revealed an investment of $24.7 million to study climate change impacts on First Nations infrastructure. The First Nation Adapt program was created in full partnership with First Nations communities, Tribal Councils, Indigenous organizations, provincial governments and other federal departments.
After an initial investigation, Canada’s Armed Forces Ombudsman has concluded that the Canadian Rangers lack health care and support staff. The Rangers are part of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve, but are not considered reservists. Generally they are part-time volunteers from the remote Northern communities where they serve.
By Kristen Everson, CBC News Posted: Jan 23, 2017
A new program is matching workers from the Stoney First Nation, located east of the Banff National Park with hundreds of vacancies in the hospitality sector in nearby Banff and Lake Louise. Project coordinator Preston Twoyoungmen calls the program a, “no-brainer” with hundreds of Story First Nation members seeking employment coupled with businesses needing hundreds of staff during the peak season.
By Andrew Brown, CBC News Posted: Jan 18, 2017