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CIF Feature Story: Growing Young Movers Urban Indigenous Youth After-School Wellness Program

Growing Young Movers Youth Development Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the social, emotional, and physical wellbeing of children and youth. “Our GYM after-school programs support the holistic wellbeing of Indigenous youth ages 6-12 years old through an intergenerational, multi-sport model which employs Indigenous youth mentors ages 16-18 years old,” shared Brian Lewis, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201931 Views

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New $43M Indigenous health plan announced – Globalnews.ca

A national plan for researching Indigenous health will provide funding and research for Indigenous people and communities across Canada for the next five years. Nearly $43 million will go towards the national Indigenous health research plan, which will be administered through the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health. According to Dr. Carrie Bourassa, the scientific director […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201937 Views

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U of Saskatchewan: New national Indigenous health research plan prioritizes Indigenous-led agenda

SASKATOON – Supporting Indigenous individuals and their communities to drive Indigenous health research is a key goal of the new five-year plan of the national Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), a Canadian Institutes of Health Research institute based at the University of Saskatchewan (USask). Jun 27, 2019 “To truly address the serious health inequities […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201935 Views

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Sober House Project creators honoured – paNOW

Jun 18, 2019 An initiative created to spark positive change within the community lead to four students being honoured by the Prince Albert Police Service Tuesday. Students at Prince Albert’s Wesmor Public High School developed a now incorporated campaign, known as the Sober House Project, with the goal of inspiring people in the community to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201921 Views

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$6 million awarded for Canada Research Chairs at USask

SASKATOON – Three new Canada Research Chairs (CRCs)—all held by female academics recognized as potential leaders in their fields—have been established at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) to carry out innovative research into air quality in cold climates, enhancing Indigenous health and well-being, and preventing cyberattacks. Jun 14, 2019 The announcement comes alongside the renewal […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201922 Views

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Gardening offers key step toward food sovereignty for Sask. First Nation – CBC

Saulteaux First Nation Chief says gardening has been embraced by his community Jun 10, 2019 The people of Saulteaux First Nation are embarking on a journey of food sovereignty, one that’s seen the community turn plain yards into riots of colourful vegetables and flowers. “Ever since I was seven years old, I wanted to have […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 201925 Views

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Mom working to combat racism that marred daughter’s death – APTN news

May 28, 2019 Juliette Tapaquon died of cervical cancer in 2014, but her mother is still fighting prejudice in the Saskatchewan healthcare system she says humiliated her daughter. About five years ago two police officers marched the dying woman out of palliative care at Regina’s Pasqua Hospital after a doctor expressed fear about an angry […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201947 Views

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A different way: Midwifery guides renewal of traditional birth practices – The Star Phoenix

May 17, 2019 Eileen Thomas — a grandmother of 24 and great-grandmother of 19 — is sometimes accused of talking too much. It’s hard to imagine that many years ago, when the Salteaux woman was just starting her family, there were times she felt too nervous to speak up. Thomas recalls one of those instances. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201975 Views

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Stanley Mission nurse wins national award – MBC Network Radio Online

May 15, 2019 A Stanley Mission nurse has received a national award for excellence in health care. Janet McKenzie, who is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, is one of three recipients of the Indigenous Services Canada Award of Excellence in Nursing. McKenzie says she was caught of guard when she got […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201988 Views

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Crystal meth crisis on Saskatchewan First Nation traced to 2015 wildfire evacuation – CBC

Officials at Montreal Lake Cree Nation identify 600 meth users in community of 1,200 May 14, 2019 Clifford Bird traces the crystal methamphetamine crisis on the Montreal Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan back to the wildfire evacuation in the summer of 2015. Bird is the health director of the First Nation and knows first-hand the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201988 Views

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