Health Archive

International Indigenous HIV & AIDS community organization launched at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

VANCOUVER, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA), and The Māori, Indigenous & South Pacific HIV & AIDS Foundation (INA) are proud to announce the formation of a new HIV & AIDS Non-Governmental Organization,

Grannies walk to raise awareness on mental health in First Nation youth

By Leslie Knibbs SERPENT RIVER FIRST NATION—A group of Grandmothers calling themselves the "Grannies with wings" along with others, began a walk to Ottawa in hope of getting more help for First Nation children affected by mental health and related issues. Prompted by the inadequate care and

‘First Nation jurisdiction on health and social systems and economic rights must be the starting point for dialogue with Canada on the legalization of marijuana’ Ontario Regional Chief Day

TORONTO, ON (April 13, 2017)--Ontario Regional Chief Isadore says that First Nations must have the opportunity to consult and participate fully from the new cannabis legislation announced today. “First Nations leadership will focus on the priorities of this new legislation as it pertains to the jurisdiction within

First Nation health care organizations begin a technological journey with Electronic Medical Records.

WIKWEMIKONG UNCEDED TERRITORY (March 7, 2017)—Giiwednong Health Link is pleased to announce the implementation of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) on the Wikwemikong Unceded Territory.  The milestone EMR “Go Live” event celebrated the successful partnership established between Giiwednong Health Link, TELUS Health, Health Canada, and the Wikwemikong community. 

Bluewater Health looking to hire First Nation’s hospital navigator

By Colin Graf     SARNIA—First Nations patients at the Sarnia hospital may soon have some extra help finding their way through the complexities of the health system. Bluewater Health is looking to hire a First Nations’  “navigator”, a person who will help arrange culturally-appropriate care and help develop

Conference on recovery and Reconciliation ‘Ignites the Spirit’ of participants from across the region

SUDBURY, ONTARIO (March 9, 2017)–Keynote speaker Dr. Martin Brokenleg spoke about fostering resiliency at a conference called, Igniting the Spirit – Recovery-Oriented Practices and the Journey to Reconciliation, today in Sudbury. The North East Local Health Integration Network   (NE LHIN), Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association

Forum focused on health equity hosts Indigenous health leaders and system providers

By Rick Garrick FORT WILLIAM—The need for more Indigenous health staff in the Thunder Bay area was raised during the North West Local Health Integration Network Aboriginal Health Forum, held Feb. 16 at Fort William Historical Park. “I’ve been a Canadian all my life, but now I’m

Baby born in Nipissing First Nation an historic birth

By Kelly Anne Smith NIPISSING FIRST NATION—The miracle of life has taken place on Nipissing First Nation territory with the birth of Roman. The arrival of Roman Laforest marks the first birth on Nipissing First Nation at a midwifery clinic with culturally appropriate child and maternity care.

Government of Canada invests in dementia research about Indigenous Peoples

Innovative projects in Sudbury will improve support to Indigenous peoples with dementia and their caregivers SUDBURY, ONTARIO (February 27, 2017)--Today, Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced an investment of $1 million for two research projects

Sacred Ceremony marks change of leadership at Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health

SUDBURY, ONTARIO (February 22, 2017)--A sacred ceremony - complete with songs, prayers, and the gift of tobacco - was held today at the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) to honour the change in leadership of a national research institute devoted to Aboriginal health. HSNRI is the

Dilico announces provincial government’s Indigenous midwifery initiative

By Rick Garrick FORT WILLIAM—Two new Indigenous midwives are being hired to provide services at the Dilico Family Health Team Clinic in Fort William through Ontario’s recently announced Aboriginal Midwifery initiative. “I really look forward to meeting the needs of women who aren’t currently accessing midwifery care,”

Anishinabek Health Conference hosts Cannabis Conversation with Carol Hopkins

By Lynne Brown SAULT STE. MARIE—Carol Hopkins brought food-for-thought to the Anishinabek Nation Health Conference by way of thoughtful discussion around the topic of Cannabis (Marijuana). As momentum towards a framework for legalization continues, The Thunderbird Partnership Foundation (TPF) is creating spaces for dialogue and education. Thunderbird

Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation partner with Windsor Regional Hospital’s Cancer to improve end of life care for the First Nations community

WINDSOR, ON (February 2, 2017)- Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation in partnership with Windsor Regional Hospital’s Regional Cancer Program is working with Pallium Canada, to provide palliative care education to those serving the First Nations community. Health Canada Report (2013) highlights Indigenous palliative care

Heroes in Health recipients receive recognition at Anishinabek Health Conference 2017

By Lynne Brown SAULT STE. MARIE, ON—Anishinabek Health Conference 2017, Master of Ceremonies, Bob Goulais spoke to delegates during the break on the first of the three-day conference held in Sault Ste. Marie (Jan 24-26), to share the names of three recipients for the annual Heroes in

Mino Mshkiki – Maawnjidwing–‘Good Medicine’; Anishinabek Health Conference 2017

By Lynn Brown SAULT STE. MARIE, ON—“Many issues affect our communities today,” shared Garden River Chief Paul Syrette in his welcoming remarks to delegates attending the three-day Anishinabek Health Conference 2017 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, from January 24-26, at the Quattro Hotel & Convention Centre. The