Current Problems: Health (18-24)

Exploring Theme: "Legislative and Institutional Issues"

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July 8, 2024

Nursing shortage crisis in northern remote First Nations is systemic racism: Chief

Manto Sipi Cree Nation is more than 200 kilometres from the nearest hospital. Photo from Manto Sipi Cree Nation Facebook page Listen to article Canada’s National Observer: A chief of a northern Manitoba First Nation is condemning a decade-long nursing shortage in northern and remote communities as “systemic racism.” Michael Yellowback, Chief of Manto Sipi Cree...

July 8, 2024

Cree woman plans to get medical treatment she needs in Nicaragua

APTN News: Sherri Caudron is planning to travel more than 6,000 km to South America from her home in Hay River, Northwest Territories to get the medical attention she needs. The Cree woman, who says she has lived with chronic pain and mobility issues for three years, expects to meet with a specialist in Nicaragua...

May 13, 2024

Coroner calls inquest into death of Raphael Andre because of ‘incomplete’ file

APTN News: An inquest into the death of Raphael Andre started in Montreal Monday and hopes to shed light on how the Innu man died. Andre, also called “Napa,” an endearing Nutshimit-Innu used to describe someone with inextricable ties to the land, died in January 2021 outdoors on a cold night in Montreal after being...

April 26, 2024

First Nations leaders disappointed Yukon’s Health Authority Act is not yet law

‘I think it’s important to get this passed,’ said Chief Pauline Frost, after vote was delayed CBC News: Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Pauline Frost expressed disappointment that she did not get to see the proposed Yukon Health Authority Act become law this week. The legislation, which would create a new, arm’s-length organization to carry out front-line health care in...

April 25, 2024

‘We have room for improvement’: Management testifies at Whitehorse inquest

Coroner’s inquest into shelter deaths wraps up. The inquest is being held at the Best Western in downtown Whitehorse. Photo: Sara Connors/APTN  APTN News: Upper management for a non-profit that operates the Whitehorse emergency shelter said it’s often up to frontline staff to use their own judgement when assisting shelter clientele who are intoxicated or...

April 10, 2024

‘My heart’s very heavy’: Inquest into deaths of 4 Indigenous women starts in Whitehorse

An inquest into the deaths of four Indigenous women at a Whitehorse shelter is taking place over the next three weeks. Photo: APTN.  APTN News: The first few days of an inquest into the deaths of four Indigenous women at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter has proven to be highly emotional for the loved ones of...

March 15, 2024

Flip-flop in regulating mental health counsellors will slow getting urgent services to Indigenous people: Treaty 6, 8

A counsellor at work (CTV News Vancouver) NationTalk: – The decision by Alberta to regulate counsellor therapy through the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) will not meet the urgency of mental health care required by Indigenous populations in the province. Letters sent from Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 nations in February to provincial ministers...

February 27, 2024

Her mom’s lung cancer was caught too late. It’s part of a pattern in Nunavik

New study points to pattern of high mortality among Inuit patients CBC Indigenous: Nearly 17 years after her mother’s death, Natasha Ita MacDonald, from Kuujjuarapik in northern Quebec, still wonders if she could have survived. Louisa Tuckatuck MacDonald, died at 57, just seven months after doctors discovered a grapefruit-sized mass in her lungs and diagnosed her...

February 27, 2024

Nunavut government closing group home at centre of multiple probes

Deaths of 12- and 19-year-old trigger several investigations at facility in Chesterfield Inlet. The Naja Isabelle Home is under investigation after two residents died. Photo: Chesterfield Inlet Development Corp.  APTN News: The Nunavut government says it won’t renew its contract with the company operating a group home in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut. Instead residents are being...

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