Current Problems: Health (18-24)

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February 16, 2024

Grassy Narrows chief calls out feds amid ‘ridiculous’ delays to mercury treatment centre construction

Trudeau said ‘money is not the objection’ to building the centre during 2019 election debate CBC Indigenous: The chief of Grassy Narrows is calling out the federal government as a long-promised mercury poisoning treatment centre for the northern Ontario First Nation remains beset by delays tied to federal funding uncertainty. Eight months have passed since Indigenous Services Minister...

February 5, 2024

Burnell Place offers safe stay to patients from remote First Nations in Manitoba

CBC Indigenous: A recently opened lodge in Winnipeg’s West End is offering First Nations people who’ve come to the city for medical services a family-oriented alternative to staying in hotels. Burnell Place opened last October in the former Kivalliq Inuit Centre building on Burnell Street. Many First Nations people come to Winnipeg for medical services...

February 2, 2024

First Nations communities push for all-season road in northern Manitoba

Construction crews working on the all season in Manitoba. Photo courtesy: Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.  APTN News: The Canadian Press – First Nations leaders are renewing their push for an all-season road on the east side of Lake Winnipeg that would connect several remote communities to goods, services and health care in the south. They’re...

December 13, 2023

Wequedong Lodge in Thunder Bay says it’s headed toward bankruptcy

Too many clients, not enough capacity to meet needs, says executive director CBC News: A lodge that houses First Nations people from across northern Ontario who travel to Thunder Bay, Ont., for medical treatment is headed toward bankruptcy, according to its executive director. Wequedong Lodge is a 110-bed facility that has been over capacity for years....

August 29, 2023

Elsipogtog residents renew call for an in-community nursing home

Seniors in largest Mi’kmaw community in New Brunswick want long-term care in their language CBC News: Elders in Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick say they need a nursing home in their community to better suit their cultural and language needs. Noel Augustine, 72, a keptin of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council, said most seniors in the community about 55 kilometres north...

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