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Joint Statement from the Minister of Health & the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Regarding Suicides in Saskatchewan

October 21, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Health Canada OTTAWA – Like all Canadians, we have been heartbroken to learn about the recent suicides in First Nation communities in Saskatchewan. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and communities who have been affected. No community should ever be faced with circumstances that lead to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2016519 Views

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The FSIN supports First Nations Call for State of Crisis

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) – The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Executive is shocked and saddened by the tragic and sudden death of a 10-year old girl from the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. The FSIN Executive extends condolences to the family, friends and the community of Deschambault Lake. The Lac La Ronge Indian Band […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 2016487 Views

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Suicide crisis in Northern Saskatchewan as four young people take their own lives in recent days – Global News

October 19 2016 Wed, Oct 19: A number of northern First Nations are grappling with tragedy after aboriginal leaders and northern Saskatchewan community members reported a fourth young girl took her own life. Joel Senick reports. Read More: http://globalnews.ca/video/3014709/suicide-crisis-in-northern-saskatchewan-as-four-young-people-take-their-own-lives-in-recent-days/

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2016456 Views

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This is a crisis’: 4th girl takes own life in northern Saskatchewan – CBC

Sadness and disbelief at Prince Albert Grand Council annual assembly Tuesday Oct 18, 2016 CBC News has learned another girl in northern Saskatchewan has taken her own life. Prince Albert Grand Council Grand Chief Ron Michel told the crowd at the annual assembly Tuesday that a 10-year-old girl from Deschambault Lake had killed herself. Federation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2016505 Views

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Family hopes organ donation saves life after northern Sask. deaths – CBC

Oct 17, 2016 Parents of young girl donate heart valves hoping to save other child’s life The chief of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band in Saskatchewan says the family of a young girl who took her own life is hoping to save a life by donating her heart valves. “She was very giving and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 2016373 Views

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Northern Sask. communities in shock after 3 girls take own lives – CBC

Oct 14, 2016 More than 20 young people considered high risk The northern Saskatchewan communities of La Ronge and Stanley Mission are in shock after three young girls took their own lives within four days. The girls were 12 to 14 years old. “Everyone is on edge right now,” said Lac La Ronge Indian Band […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2016473 Views

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Highlights from Sunrise meeting – Yorkton This Week

October 13, 2016 The Sunrise Health Region Board met for its regular monthly meeting, which was held in Yorkton, last Wednesday. Suann Laurent, President and Chief Executive Officer of SHR circulated a report to the Board. Among the items, which covered a three-month period since the Board does not meet in July and August, were; […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 2016400 Views

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What the federal government is doing about dirty water in White Bear – APTN

October 5, 2016 On Tuesday, APTN detailed one man’s efforts to fix dirty water on White Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan. The community has been under a boil water advisory for 10 years. But what is the federal government doing about it? APTN also looked at how the community’s chief and council are getting involved. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 2016380 Views

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Sask. robo-medicine program gets boost for expansion – The Star Phoenix

September 28, 2016 The provincial government is pumping $500,000 into expanding the use of robots that have allowed Saskatoon doctors to examine children in Pelican Narrows. Here’s why remote presence technology has been a success. Results: “The pilot has gone so well, really beyond our expectations,” said Dr. Ivar Mendez, who heads the department of surgery at […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 2016442 Views

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First Nations In Canada Face Greater Risk Of Diabetes

Credits: wochit News Published on Sep 19, 2016 A new study shows diabetes is more widespread among descendants of people who lived in Canada before Europeans arrived than among the general population. The University of Calgary researchers found, about 8 of 10 First Nations people will develop diabetes at a young age, compared to roughly […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 2016479 Views

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