Mercury Poisoning Treaty Reviewed at World Health Organization Meeting

The health concerns of the citizens of Grassy Narrows First Nation were on the agenda last week at an international meeting of health ministers. Discussions centred around a resolution on a new international treaty on mercury. So far the United States is the only country to approve the treaty with Canada appearing to be dragging it’s heels.

By Jody Porter, CBC News Posted: May 22, 2014

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First Nations Girl Chooses Traditional Medicine Over Chemotherapy

A 10 year old girl from the New Credit First Nation in Ontario along with her parents, has asked to stop chemotherapy treatments and instead employ traditional medicine to fight leukemia. Officials at the McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton have referred the case to the Children’s Aid Society, raising fears she may be apprehended and coerced back into chemo treatments. Yesterday (May 21) it was reported that the Children’s Aid Society has decided to close the investigation and Makayla will remain at home with her family.

By Connie Walker, CBC News Posted: May 16, 2014
By Connie Walker, CBC News Posted: May 20, 2014