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28 days on the land: Is this the future of addictions treatment in Nunavut? – CBC

Cambridge Bay designs its own mobile treatment program so people can heal closer to home Sep 19, 2017 Kathleen Hogaluk is nervous about what the next 28 days will bring. The 36-year-old single mother of seven from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, has struggled with alcohol on and off for years. But it was after her eldest […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20179 Views

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Family Practice relocates to Qikiqtani General Hospital

18 September 2017  Did you know Family Practice has relocated to the clinics’ wing of Qikiqtani General Hospital (QGH)? Family Practice was formerly located in Building 1091 where it shared space with Iqaluit Public Health. Family Practice clients can make appointments in person, at QGH, or by calling 867-975-8600, and follow the prompts. All […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 20179 Views

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Troubled western Nunavut town wants mental health facility – NunatsiaqOnline

September 15, 2017 But health minister says “there are a lot of competing interests” A long string of deaths and violent incidents have left residents in the Nunavut community of Gjoa Haven shell-shocked, and its MLA says the hamlet is in critical need of a mental health facility. “The community of Gjoa Haven has suffered […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201710 Views

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Inuit have an increased risk of cancer due to high smoking rates, low food security – Cancer Care Ontario

New data show system-level interventions are needed to improve health of growing population TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2017  – A new report developed jointly by Cancer Care Ontario and Tungasuvvingat Inuit shows that cancer risk factors are significantly more common among Inuit in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada compared to non-Aboriginal Ontarians. The report, Cancer Risk Factors and Screening Among Inuit in Ontario and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201710 Views

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Government of the Northwest Territories Confirms location of long-term Sobering Centre

YELLOWKNIFE (September 12, 2017) – The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, announced that the government has signed a lease for a long-term location of the Yellowknife Day Shelter and Yellowknife Sobering Centre. The building is located at 5111 50th Street. Finding a location for the Yellowknife Sobering Centre which can also support the Day […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 201713 Views

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Igloolik-based online upstart offers lower-cost food in Baffin – NunatsiaqOnline

September 12, 2017 “Any type of savings that we incur will be passed directly to our customers” Igloolik, known for decades as an incubator for creative new ideas, has hatched yet another: Arctic Fresh, a new online business designed by and for Inuit that offers residents of most Baffin communities a lower-cost way to get […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201715 Views

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Mobile addictions program piloted in Fort Smith

FORT SMITH (September 11, 2017) – A community-based mobile addictions pilot program is being delivered in Fort Smith that is responding to a need identified by elders and community members for culturally-safe addictions programming. The program is made possible by a collaboration between the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Salt River First Nation (SFRN) and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 201712 Views

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Global AIDS advocate steps back to fight TB at home, in Nunavut – NunatsiaqOnline

September 12, 2017 Stephen Lewis says Canada spends millions fighting TB in other countries A world-renowned Canadian health advocate says Ottawa needs to apologize to Inuit for its past treatment of tuberculosis sufferers, and to start putting money into fighting the disease right now. “There’s no amount of money that can compensate for the historical […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201711 Views

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Arctic Bay Health Centre officially opened – GNU

Arctic Bay, NU (September 11, 2017) – Minister of Health George Hickes officially opened the Arctic Bay Health Centre today at a ribbon cutting. Minister Hickes was assisted by Minister of Community and Government Services Joe Savikataaq, MLA Isaac Shooyook and Arctic Bay Mayor Geela Arnauyumayuq. “The new health centre is modern and welcoming, and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 201712 Views

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Update:(Updates with comment from Indigenous Services minister) (BR-Lewis-Nunavut-TB) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 11, 2017 Canada’s new minister of Indigenous services says the government is committed to correcting the wrongs done to Inuit people who were taken from their homes for tuberculosis treatment in the 1950s and ’60s. Many never returned and their relatives don’t even know where they are buried _ […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 20179 Views

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