Current Problems: Health (18-24)

Exploring Theme: "Legislative and Institutional Issues"

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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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