Current Problems: Health (18-24)

Exploring Theme: "Problems in Indigenous Research"

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June 10, 2024

Inside the brain school

About a decade ago, a U.S. brainwave scientist got permission to experiment on Indigenous children in Canada in an attempt to cure them of their traumas. One critic calls it ‘bonkers’ From the moment Alma Stonestand heard about Biocybernaut’s 7-Day Alpha Brain Wave Training, she was skeptical. CBC News: In early 2014, her 12-year-old daughter,...

February 14, 2024

Nova Scotia judge approves Mi’kmaw class action against physicians

APTN News: The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has certified a class action lawsuit against two physicians that alleges they conducted “secret” tests on dozens of participants during a study. According to the statement of claim filed in 2021, Dr. Sharon Clarke and Dr. Robert M. Miller conducted an additional test on 59 members of the Pictou Landing First Nation...

January 10, 2024

OPINION: Kendra Thomson and Louis Busch discuss hearing the voices of Indigenous Peoples with neurodevelopmental disabilities

Participants shared in circles like this one at the 2023 Gathering on Indigeneity, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Mental Health in Ontario last May. This article written by Kendra Thomson, Associate Professor of Applied Disability Studies at Brock University, and Louis Busch, Community Support Specialist in the Shkaabe Makwa Centre for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Wellness...

November 24, 2022

The Impact of Inaction – New Publication Reveals Not All of Canada is on Track to Meet Global Hepatitis C Elimination Goal

Timing of elimination of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Canada’s provinces indicates 70% of provinces could reach the World Health Organization’s (WHO) HCV elimination target of 2030, however three of Canada’sprovinces — two of them the most populous in the country — are off track to achieve this hepatitis C elimination goal.1 Timely elimination would save 170...

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