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YK council rejects plan to save Indigenous relations position – Cabin Radio

A request to make the role of Indigenous relations advisor a permanent position at Yellowknife’s City Hall was rejected on Tuesday, leaving the councillor who proposed the idea “really shocked.” As first reported by Cabin Radio in November, the post of Indigenous relations advisor is set to be phased out in February as 18 months […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 20198 Views

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NU Government: Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2019

02 December 2019 Nunavummiut are encouraged to embrace this year’s theme – “Communities Make the Difference” – and recognize the vital role of communities in supporting and educating at a local level, helping to deliver services at a regional level, and raising awareness at a global level. Current rates of HIV/ AIDS are very low […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201912 Views

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Yukon Water Strategy final report presented in Carcross

Today the Government of Yukon released the Yukon Water Strategy and Action Plan five-year report. It was presented at the fourth annual Yukon Water Forum hosted by the Government of Yukon and Carcross/Tagish First Nation. The final report highlights key actions taken since the water strategy was put into place in 2014. These initiatives include […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201915 Views

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A personal account for Indigenous women whose bodies, hearts, minds were stolen – CBC

Catherine Lafferty, a Dene woman, writes of her experience with sexual violence in a small, northern town Nov 28, 2019 She sees him every so often shuffling down the streets of Yellowknife. She looks at him and wonders, is he still trying to do what he did to her to others? She wonders how he […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201917 Views

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Three resident pediatricians now serving Yukon

Three resident pediatricians based at the Klondyke Medical Clinic are now serving Yukon. In addition to their practice in Whitehorse, the pediatricians will spend two weeks per month providing services in Yukon’s rural communities, from September to November and January to June each year. The doctors will also liaise directly with all schools in Whitehorse […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201914 Views

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Yukon First Nations launch nutritional meals program in rural communities

November 20, 2019 Children and youth in Yukon First Nations rural communities will have access to two meals a day, five days per week with a new initiative launched through the Council of Yukon First Nations. A group proposal submitted by CYFN totalling $4.4 million in Jordan’s Principle funding was recently approved by Indigenous Services […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201917 Views

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Decade-long, mega-study finds barriers to access to healthy traditional foods are eroding food security for First Nations

Decade-long, mega-study finds barriers to access to healthy traditional foods are eroding food security for First Nations OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2019  – Today, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the University of Ottawa, and Université de Montréal released the draft results of the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES). The FNFNES presents, for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201925 Views

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African and Caribbean Association of Nunavut fundraises for territory’s girls – Nunatsiaq News

5 November, 2019 Access to tampons and pads “should not be a privilege or luxury but a basic right” The African and Caribbean Association of Nunavut wants to help girls and women in the territory cover the high cost of buying the feminine hygiene products they need. Access to these products, such as tampons and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201922 Views

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NT Government: 9-1-1 Go Live

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is pleased to announce that 9-1-1 service is now available in all 33 communities in the Northwest Territories. 9-1-1 service in the Northwest Territories will make it faster for residents to contact emergency services that exist in their community. It will save lives and make the North safer […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201923 Views

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Four Yukon-based organizations receive funding to prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls

Four Yukon-based organizations will receive $50,000 each over the next two years to help prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls in Yukon. The funding comes from the Prevention of Violence against Aboriginal Women fund. Funding for the projects is administered through the Government of Yukon Women’s Directorate, which supports women’s and equality-seeking organizations. As […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201917 Views

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