Construction on multi-purpose health facility in Saskatchewan starts

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Keeseekoose – The Saulteaux Pelly Agency Health Alliance (SPAHA) broke ground today on a new multi-purpose health care facility on the Keeseekoose First Nation. The SPAHA facility will provide a full suite of services, including public health programming, palliative care, long-term care and mental health services, as well as host the Keeseekoose First Nation Community Health Centre, all for the …

Supporting Canadians Through 2023 Wildfire Season

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Ottawa – The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadians as all orders of government work together during the 2023 wildfire season. Across Canada, several provinces and territories are experiencing a severe wildfire season, and the effects are already widespread. The Government Operations Centre is working to coordinate the federal response to the wildfire situation across the country. Officials …

Celebrating Indigenous Nurses Day 

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Ottawa – Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu issued the following statement today: “At every stage of our healthcare journey—from birth to death and everything in between—nurses play an invaluable role in supporting patients and their families. Nurses are on the front lines: providing essential services and comfort during the toughest moments of healing and grief. As we begin National …

Establishing Safe Passage Women’s Safety Council and online platform

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Ottawa – Indigenous Peoples, particularly women, girls, and 2SLGBTQI+ people (MMIWG2S+), experience violence at a much higher rate than other populations in Canada. The disappearance and murder of Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQI+ people in Canada is an ongoing national crisis, which is due to the intergenerational trauma and marginalization caused by colonial policies rooted in racism and discrimination. Carol …

Lake Manitoba 1st Nation celebrates opening of new health center

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Lake Manitoba – A celebration was held in Lake Manitoba First Nation for the grand opening of their new health center. Elders, leadership and community members gathered with honoured guests to commemorate the building’s official opening with prayers and ceremony, greetings from Chief and Council, and a tour of the new facility. The new Lake Manitoba Health Center is a …

New waste transfer station opened in Frog Lake First Nation

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Frog Lake First Nation – Waste management is a critical component of community infrastructure. As the fastest growing population in Canada, it is vital that Indigenous communities have the resources they need to protect their local ecosystems and maintain strong public health standards that will enable them to thrive for generations to come. Frog Lake First Nation celebrates the grand …

Wastewater operator training at Yukon University 

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Kwanlin – Water and wastewater operators play a critical role in ensuring drinking water safety by helping to prevent and reduce risks to water and wastewater systems. Access to ongoing training, mentoring and support is key to building First Nations’ capacity to manage water systems, and recruit and retain qualified water operators. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and Yukon University today …

RISE Against Racism campaign to be launched later this year

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Akwesasne – Accessing quality health services can be a stressful experience. Anti-Indigenous racism in Canada’s health systems, such as discriminatory language in interactions with patients and negative stereotyping that influences care decisions, can have a negative impact on health outcomes. That is why the First Nations Health Managers Association, in partnership with the First Peoples Wellness Circle and the Thunderbird …

Indigenous Services Canada flowing $125M in public health funding directly to First Nations 

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Ottawa -As the Omicron variant continues to be identified in communities across the country, Indigenous Services Canada and all partners are working to ensure that appropriate public health measures are in place to prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks. With this new variant and its speed of infection, the department has heard from Chiefs and communities of the need for …