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Food bank use on the rise in Canada, with ‘drastic’ surges in Nova Scotia, territories – CBC

Food Banks Canada calls for national basic income to combat growing hunger problem Nov 15, 2016 Food bank use in Canada is on the rise, and some provinces and territories have seen “drastic” surges in use since last year, a new report says. In March 2016, 863,492 people received food from a food bank in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 2016225 Views

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Saskatchewan backtracks on changes to income assistance, disability programs – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2016 REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government is backtracking on planned changes that would have cut money for about 2,700 disabled people and others getting financial aid. Social Services Minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor says changes announced in June to income-assistance programs will not be implemented for people already getting help. The plan was […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2016242 Views

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AFN Technical Bulletin – Chronic Wasting Disease

AFN Technical Bulletin – Chronic Wasting Disease The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is providing this Bulletin to all First Nations to share some important information on an environmental health issue that is affecting, deer, elk, and in some cases, moose. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a disease that affects the nervous system of species […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 2016337 Views

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Issues in northern Sask. communities are layered, complex, says psychiatrist – CBC

Nov 09, 2016 Consulting psychiatrist says communities need more permanent supports Northern communities need more than “parachuted” supports in the wake of a crisis, according to a consulting psychiatrist who visits La Ronge, Sask., and other remote communities. Sara Dungavell with Northern Medical Services said the communities don’t have enough people who regularly provide care, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 2016245 Views

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Premier Wall & FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron to travel to La Ronge, Sask. – 20 CKRM

November 08, 2016 Political and indigenous leaders in Saskatchewan are heading to a northern community to try to understand why so many young girls are killing themselves. Premier Brad Wall and Bobby Cameron, chief of Saskatchewan’s Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, are scheduled to be in La Ronge on Wednesday. Since the middle of October, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016248 Views

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Suicides of northern Saskatchewan indigenous girls on minds of leaders – Global News

November 8, 2016 Political and indigenous leaders in Saskatchewan are heading to a northern community to try to understand why so many young girls are committing suicide. Premier Brad Wall and Bobby Cameron, chief of Saskatchewan’s Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), are scheduled to be in La Ronge on Wednesday. Since the middle of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016252 Views

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FSIN chief backs banishment of drug dealers to protect children on reserve – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 7, 2016 REGINA _ The chief of Saskatchewan’s Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says he supports First Nations that exile criminals. Bobby Cameron, who represents 74 of the province’s First Nations, says he backs banishment if it means getting rid of drug dealers or protecting young people from drugs and alcohol. An […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 2016202 Views

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U of S pilot study shows benefits of animal therapy for addictions treatment – 20 CKRM

November 07, 2016 People who participated in mental health and addictions treatment programs involving horses reported therapeutic benefits. The pilot study was conducted by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina. Colleen Dell, Research Chair in One Health and Wellness at the U of S, says four treatment sites took part. Two […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 2016205 Views

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Finding solutions to the youth suicide crisis in Saskatchewan – CBC

November 03, 2016 Read story transcript In October, six young girls — the youngest was just 10 — took their own lives in north Saskatchewan. Amidst the shock and sorrow in the wake of these deaths are calls for change — and calls for more supports in northern communities. A week into his new job, Saskatchewan’s advocate for […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 2016276 Views

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Lac La Ronge Indian Band looking for long term solutions in response to crisis – PA Now

Moving forward in the wake of an emergency may seem an insurmountable task. The chief of one of Saskatchewan’s largest northern First Nations says the community – specifically its youth – know the answers to combatting this crisis. Chief Tammy Cook-Searson from the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB) confirmed another young life was lost […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2016223 Views

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