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NT Government – Public Announcement: Healthy Choices Fund

As part of its commitment to supporting health promotion and prevention activities, the Government of the Northwest Territories is pleased to announce that it is now accepting  applications for the Healthy Choices Fund. The annual funding is $400,000, with a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $75,000 per fiscal year. The objectives of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202014 Views

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Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH) Statement on Cannabis Extracts, Edibles and Topical Products

From: Public Health Agency of Canada Statement January 6, 2020 In follow up to our October 2018 statement on cannabis and health, we want to advise Canadians on ways to reduce the health risks associated with using cannabis, particularly in relation to new cannabis products becoming legally available across the country. As with other regulated […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202014 Views

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ITK Board Of Directors Meets In Ottawa, Approves Regional Allocation Funding Model

December 12, 2019, Ottawa, Ontario – The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Board of Directors met this week in Ottawa and advanced discussions on a number of issues ranging from implementation of federal legislation to food security to ITK’s strategic plan for the next three years. The board voted to approve a general funding formula to flow […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201955 Views

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YT Government: Coroner and Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health issue warning after fentanyl-related deaths

Yukon’s Chief Coroner Heather Jones and Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Andy Delli Pizzi, are cautioning Yukon residents around drug use after three recent deaths that have been linked to opioids. Between November 9 and November 30, three individuals died from drugs contaminated with fentanyl. The Chief Medical Officer of Health office […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201953 Views

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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, 201922 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, 201924 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, 201962 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, 201930 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, 201928 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, 201929 Views

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