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We’re dealing with a lot of deep trauma’: B.C. Aboriginal peoples turn to culture for healing amid overdose crisis – Ottawa Citizen

The morning of his sister’s funeral, Jonathan Ewenin walked out of Vancouver General Hospital not knowing why he’d slept there. Rail-thin, dazed and alone, he worried what his sister, Mary Bee, would have thought of him and of how he’d almost missed the chance to say goodbye. It was Nov. 4, 2016, Ewenin’s 19th birthday. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201753 Views

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Island Health’s Aboriginal Employment Program nationally recognized for dedication to diversity

March 28, 2017 VANCOUVER ISLAND – Island Health is pleased to be, once again, honoured as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers thanks to its Aboriginal Employment Program. The award by MediaCorp Canada Inc. recognizes Canadian employers with exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.  As of January 2017, 623 Island Health employees self-identified as being […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201774 Views

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Lack of supportive housing affects everyone – Prince George Citizen

March 29, 2017 I am writing to urge city council to support both of the housing applications from the Aboriginal Housing Society. I would also urge council to encourage the development of even more supported housing in Prince George. If you have ever had a long wait in the emergency department at UHNBC, you have […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201761 Views

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TimberWest pledges $100,000 to the new North Island Hospitals

Mar 29, 2017 CAMPBELL RIVER / COMOX VALLEY – TimberWest is announcing a $100,000 contribution towards the new North Island Hospital to add cultural elements to support the joint effort that is underway by Island Health, First Nations Health Authority, and the Aboriginal communities of the North Island in creating a healthcare setting that is […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 201729 Views

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Indigenous Health Website Launched – 250 News

March 27, 2017 Prince George, B.C. – What used to be Aboriginal Health is now Indigenous Health and the name change comes as a new Indigenous Health website has been launched. Over the past year, there has been a great deal of work to partner with Indigenous peoples and communities, all with a goal of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201743 Views

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Saskatchewan rural bus service a must for vulnerable people: B.C. First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 26, 2017 By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Saskatchewan needed innovative ways to continue providing rural bus service instead of gutting it altogether, says an advocate for a British Columbia First Nation that fought for 10 years to get transportation along a route where women have been murdered. Dawn George, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201741 Views

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Targeted funding adds more health program seats on Vancouver Island

March 23, 2017 VICTORIA – More health-care seats are being added at three public post-secondary institutions on Vancouver Island through one-time funding of $345,000 to ensure that health demands for patients are being met in local communities. The three institutions receiving funding are: Camosun College – $165,000 North Island College – $96,800 Vancouver Island University […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201765 Views

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Think Tuberculosis Is a Thing of the Past in Canada? Think Again – The Tyee

Drug shortages, lack of availability mean disease remains a real threat to vulnerable communities. Tuberculosis kills more people than any other infectious disease on the planet. Nevertheless, TB is not high on the lists of health concerns of most Canadians. While it cut a wide swath through the population a century ago, rising standards of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201754 Views

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$7 million Community Poverty Reduction Fund – Vancouver Foundation

March 22, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province has announced investment of $24 million to support community programs, increase access to fresh food, offer dental and hearing care for B.C.’s most vulnerable children, and provide $7 million for a new Community Poverty Reduction Fund administered by Vancouver Foundation. The Community Poverty Reduction Fund is designed to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201762 Views

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Coroner’s jury wants better mental health support for Vancouver transit police – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 BURNABY, B.C. _ A coroner’s jury is recommending that transit police in the Vancouver area work more closely with mental health providers following the death of a man who repeatedly stabbed himself and was shot by an officer at a grocery store more than two years ago. Naverone Woods, 23, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201744 Views

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