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Pangnirtung revives healing group, develops suicide prevention action plan – CBC

‘We want to actually turn things upside down,’ says Inuit Ilagiit board member Markus Wilcke Jan 31, 2018 The Nunavut hamlet of Pangnirtung is developing a five-year action plan on suicide prevention, and will revive an old society to help carry it out. This comes after a series of workshops that were held in the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201827 Views

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Nunavut’s lower suicide number last year leads to cautious optimism – Nunatsiaq Online

January 30, 2018 “Our ultimate goal is to lower that number” The year 2017 marks the lowest number of deaths by suicide that Nunavut has seen in a decade. The Office of the Chief Coroner counted 25 suicides across the territory last year, down from 32 in 2016, and the lowest number in any given […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201819 Views

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Mistreated The legacy of segregated hospitals haunts Indigenous survivors. – CBC

On a brisk spring day in 1965, Annie Michael stepped onto an airplane for the first time. The 10-year-old had tested positive for tuberculosis, the airborne disease that had ravaged her hometown of Niaqunngut, a remote Baffin Island community southeast of Iqaluit. Her southbound flight was the first leg of a days-long journey to the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 201824 Views

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Nunavut community still relies on reverse osmosis for drinking water – Nunatsiaq Online

Source of high sodium in Sanikiluaq’s water source still undetermined, 18 months later January 24, 2018 A year and a half after high sodium levels were discovered in Sanikiluaq’s fresh water supply, the issue persists in the Hudson Bay island hamlet. The Government of Nunavut’s Health Department issued a release Jan. 23 reminding the 800 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201829 Views

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Tlicho Government: National Non-Smoking Week

January 24, 2018 Clear the Air campaign encourages people to help their smoking friends and family quit for good. The campaign will be active January 15 – 31st. It is all happening online on the NWT Quitline web page and on the NWT Help Line Facebook Page. Check it out! There are three elements to the campaign:       A […]

by pmnationtalk on January 25, 201831 Views

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Lack of mental health care a factor in missing woman’s disappearance: Family – APTN News

January 23, 2018 When Angela Meyer disappeared in 2010 she was days from getting the mental health care she needed that was not available in N.W.T. “She actually was looking forward to it,” said her father, Dean Meyer. Dean told the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Tuesday in Yellowknife he […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201828 Views

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We’ll eliminate TB from Inuit Nunangat, Jane Philpott promises – Nunatsiaq Online

January 24, 2018 “We’re developing a very clear plan” This March 24, federal government officials and Inuit leaders will announce a target date for the eradication of a great scourge that for many decades has inflicted death and misery on the people of Inuit Nunangat: tuberculosis. “We intend to see the elimination of tuberculosis from […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201816 Views

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Canadian patients to benefit from major investment in genomics and precision health research – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Minister Wilson-Raybould highlights $75.9 million for genomics research in British Columbia, bringing new hope for Canadians living with cancer, cystic fibrosis, childhood asthma and other diseases. VANCOUVER, Jan. 23, 2018  – health promises to transform the way Canadians receive medical care. In the near future, doctors may be able to precisely diagnose symptoms based on a patient’s unique genetic […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201823 Views

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Reminder: Water advisory for Sanikiluaq

January 23, 2018 The Department of Health reminds residents of Sanikiluaq that water for consumption must come from the reverse osmosis units that have been installed in each household. It is essential to use water from the reverse osmosis units for the following uses: drinking preparing infant formulas preparing juices and ice cubes washing fruits […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201814 Views

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Department of Indigenous Services Canada provides update on commitment to end long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve

Government adding close to 250 drinking water systems to clean drinking water commitment; 91 long-term advisories to be lifted by March 2021 January, 23, 2018     Ottawa, ON        Department of Indigenous Services Canada Everyone in Canada deserves access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. Our Government is steadfast in our commitment and we […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201819 Views

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