A report from CBC says a new study from the Canadian Observational Cohort Collaboration shows that Canadians with HIV can expect to live 16 years longer than they did in 2000. But, some groups including women and First Nations are lagging behind with women living 7 years less than men.
CBC News Posted: Aug 11, 2015
A health researcher has developed a innovative approach to combating tuberculosis in Canada’s North. With rates approaching 20 times that of the rest of Canada Dr. Gonzalo Alvarez employed a approach that employed community engagement as a strategy, not a buzzword.
Kelly Grant, The Globe and Mail, July 20 2014,
Indigenous health providers have an additional resource with the recent opening of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Excellence in Indigenous (CEIH). It is intended to serve as a primary point of contact at UBC for support, training and resources for Indigenous health.
The Government of Canada has introduced the Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS). It is a web-based information system which allows users to search out the location of Aboriginal communities and retrieve information regarding their Aboriginal or treaty rights.
Prominent broadcaster and scientist David Suzuki along with Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn Atleo challenged the federal government regarding the method that it employs to determine the economic value of caribou. The David Suzuki Foundation and the AFN released a report, The Cultural and Ecological Value of Boreal Woodland Caribou and Habitat which offers a different outcome.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has just released a ground-breaking report titled “The Income Gap Between Aboriginal Peoples and the Rest of Canada“. The report was authored by Daniel Wilson and David Macdonald, who used Statistics Canada data to form the basis of the report. The income gap was measured by examining data from Canada census records for 1996, 2001 and 2006. The study reveals that income inequality exists no matter where Aboriginal peoples live in Canada . Data also reveals that Aboriginal women are finishing secondary school and obtaining University degrees at a higher rate than Aboriginal men, with Aboriginal women who earn at least a Bachelor’s degree being the only segment to exceed the median incomes of their non-Aboriginal counterparts.
Statistics Canada has posted a study describing mortality patterns among Métis and Registered Indian adults, compared with the non-Aboriginal population. The study is a follow-up to the 1991-2001 Canadian census, and concludes that Métis adults had higher mortality rates compared with the non-Aboriginal members of the cohort, but lower rates than did Registered Indians.