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ITK puts out call for midwifery assessment – Nunatsiaq News

24 June, 2019 Report should contain “regional-specific and national level recommendations” Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami plans to step into a health domain that is usually overseen by territorial and provincial governments: midwifery. An ITK request for proposals, which closed on June 20, is looking for a midwifery status assessment that will focus on assessing the “status, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20194 Views

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Igloolik Inuit sue feds over medical experiments that they say saw them treated like “monkeys” – Nunatsiaq News

21 June, 2019 “It is hard to imagine a more invasive series of non-consensual, quasi-medical techniques performed on Canadian citizens” Five Inuit from Igloolik are suing the federal government for medical experiments, including painful skin grafts, conducted on them in the 1960s and 1970s. The claimants, who include a former premier of Nunavut and the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20194 Views

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Boil Water Advisory – Pond Inlet

The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Pond Inlet. This is a precautionary measure due to high turbidity (cloudy water) levels. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute. It is essential that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201916 Views

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New Canadian cancer strategy has focus on Inuit, First Nations and Métis people – Radio Canada International

The Canadian Partnership against Cancer has released its latest 10-year strategy and it includes a special focus on Inuit, First Nations, and Métis people. The report is called the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control and relies on consultations with dozens of Indigenous organizations across the country, including nearly all the land claim organizations in the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201920 Views

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N.W.T. boating deaths and injuries an ‘urgent public health issue,’ says researcher – CBC

Study published recently looks at communities’ input to curb high rates of water injuries, deaths Jun 12, 2019 A researcher whose recent work centred on boating safety in N.W.T.’s Fort Simpson, Deline and Inuvik, says boating-related injuries and deaths in the territory are an “urgent public health issue.” “Injury prevention in the North needs more […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201918 Views

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No residential addictions treatment centre in N.W.T.’s new mental health plan – CBC

Jun 12, 2019 Two-year plan includes $400k for land-based addictions treatment, e-mental health options The Northwest Territories government has a new,two-year plan to support mental health and addictions recovery — but a residential addictions treatment centre isn’t part of it. “We never say there will never be a new treatment centre in the Northwest Territories,” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201918 Views

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Nunavut TB rates remain high despite community testing – CBC

Jun 11, 2019 Federal government has spent millions of dollars screening residents for the infectious disease Tuberculosis rates in Nunavut remain high despite the federal government spending millions of dollars on screening clinics in three Nunavut communities. “Right now the numbers are the same as they were last year,” said Nunavut’s chief medical officer of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201917 Views

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Reminder: Boil Water Advisory – Rankin Inlet

The Department of Health reminds all Rankin Inlet residents to boil their water before consumption until further notice. This is a precautionary measure due to high turbidity (cloudy water) levels. During a boil water advisory all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute. It is […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201925 Views

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CIHR: Promoting food security in Nunavut

Dr. Laurie Chan, Professor of Biology and Canada Research Chair in Toxicology at the University of Ottawa Dr. Mélanie Lemire, Assistant Professor of Social and Preventative Medicine at Laval University and Nasivik Research Chair for Ecosystem Approaches to Northern Health Climate change is having an increased impact on the availability, quality, and ability to access […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201928 Views

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YT Government: Tän Tágà Shro trail at Wolf Creek campground open for use

A new wheelchair accessible interpretive trail opened today at the Wolf Creek campground. Minister of Environment Pauline Frost, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Chief Kristina Kane, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Councillor Jessie Dawson as well as Elders and project partners were on hand for the official opening. Tän Tágà Shro, or “trail (to the) big river,” was […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201928 Views

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