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Support in early-life key to well-being, Canada’s inquiry into violence against Indigenous women hears – RCI

The importance of health and well-being in early life for Indigenous people — and their ties to colonial violence — were highlighted Tuesday afternoon at the federal inquiry for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, as four days of hearings in Iqaluit reached their halfway point. The second panel of the four-day institutional hearing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201817 Views

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NT Government: World Suicide Prevention Day – Child and Youth Care Counsellors

YELLOWKNIFE (September 11, 2018) – In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Government of the Northwest Territories announced new Child and Youth Care Counsellors (CYCCs) who will begin working in Tłı̨chǫ and Dehcho this month. The addition of CYCCs in our schools and communities will complement existing resources like community counsellors, community wellness workers, and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 201818 Views

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Reminder: Boil Water Advisory – Whale Cove

10 September 2018  The Department of Health reminds all residents of Whale Cove to boil their water before consumption until further notice. This is a precautionary measure due to total coliform bacteria in the water system. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201828 Views

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Nunavut celebrates Embrace Life Day

10 September 2018  On Embrace Life Day, the Government of Nunavut encourages you to enjoy healthy activities that support mental health and wellness. Self-care and positive coping skills are important for mental health. Healthy activities like spending time with family and friends, enjoying time out on the land, sewing, hunting, crafting, eating healthy meals […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201816 Views

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Premier Savikataaq recognizes Embrace Life Day

10 September 2018  Premier Joe Savikataaq today released the following statement: “This Embrace Life Day, I ask that Nunavummiut hold onto hope, and celebrate our determination and strength. Our communities are blessed in family, knowledge and potential. We are all connected, and we are all loved. If you need to talk, please contact one […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201816 Views

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YT Government: Results of public engagement on FASD released today

The Government of Yukon released a What We Heard document today that summarizes the key findings of its public engagement on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The public engagement took place from May 2017 through February 2018. Representatives from the FASD Interagency Advisory Committee travelled to nine Yukon communities to meet with identified stakeholders, including […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201824 Views

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Nunavut marks International FASD Awareness day

Sep 07, 2018 September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day. FASD is a diagnostic term for a range of effects that can occur in an individual exposed to alcohol before birth. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, sensory processing and learning difficulties. It is safest not to drink any alcohol […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201820 Views

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Canada Helps Stimulate Northern Food Production

September 4, 2018 – Tulit’a, Northwest Territories – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector provides good, middle-class jobs across the country, while providing nutritious, high-quality foods for all Canadians. Agriculture also plays a large role in Canada’s north, with over 230 farm operators in the Yukon and Northwest Territories in 2016. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 5, 201816 Views

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Community projects receive more than $748,000 from the Community Development Fund

Organizations from across Yukon are receiving $748,332 in funding for community projects through the Community Development Fund (CDF). A total of 21 projects are receiving Tier I and II CDF funding to improve community infrastructure, increase food security, and enhance recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities in Yukon communities. Funding recipients include the White River First […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201822 Views

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NT Government: New Mental Health Act

YELLOWKNIFE (August 29, 2018) — The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy is pleased to announce that the new Mental Health Act will be coming into force on September 1, 2018. The new Mental Health Act (the Act) is an essential part of the Department of Health and Social Services’ work to modernize mental health care in the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 201821 Views

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