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NAN stresses link between food and Indigenous health

NAN stresses link between food and Indigenous health

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s annual Food Sympossium brings together delegates from across NAN territory to address the region’s food challenges and learn about traditional food preparation. Solutions include more generous… Read more »

Cancer screening targets Indigenous communities

Cancer screening targets Indigenous communities

Cathy Paroschy Harris with the Screen for Life Coach. The coach plays a key role in providing more access to cancer screening to everyone across northwestern Ontario including Indigenous communities…. Read more »

Late start didn’t deter Dr. Elaine Innes

Late start didn’t deter Dr. Elaine Innes

“My heritage is very important to me. I believe the fact that I am Aboriginal is where my resiliency comes from… and my determination to succeed.” – Dr. Elaine Innes…. Read more »

Choose Life program funds emergency suicide response

Choose Life program funds emergency suicide response

NAN Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum (left) and Choose Life program co-ordinator Rosemary McKay. Choose Life is an immediate relief program under the Jordan’s Principle Child-First Initiative designed to… Read more »

Outreach model critical for mental health program

Outreach model critical for mental health program

Staff of the Ogimaawabitoong Kenora Chiefs Advisory Mental Health and Addictions Program with their grandmother drum. Kenora Chiefs Advisory program serves 13 communities BY NORM TOLLINSKY Mental health case managers… Read more »

Program helps Aboriginal survivors of childhood trauma

Program helps Aboriginal survivors of childhood trauma

Cheryl Hankard, Naandwe Noojimowin team lead/training specialist, Kelly Jeffords, Naandwe Noojimowin training specialist and Lisa Meawasige, director of mental wellness and minobimaadizing services. BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN Given prominent media coverage… Read more »

NE LHIN funds PSW training in coastal communities

NE LHIN funds PSW training in coastal communities

Three proud graduates if PSW training. “You can’t take an elder away from their home and community. It’s heart wrenching.” – Heather Cranney, First Nations Community Health Development Lead with… Read more »

NOSM introduces remote First Nations residency program

NOSM introduces remote First Nations residency program

David Paul Achneepineskum, CEO, Matawa First Nations Management; Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean; and, Chief Elizabeth Atlookan, Eabametoong First Nation. NOSM, Matawa, and Eabametoong First Nation Create a unique family… Read more »

Unique nursing program serves Indigenous learners

Unique nursing program serves Indigenous learners

    BY GRAHAM STRONG A practical nursing program launched in Kenora in September 2017 will help address the nursing shortage in the region and provide more opportunities for Indigenous… Read more »

Diabetes pilot shows promise for remote communities

Diabetes pilot shows promise for remote communities

  BY NORM TOLLINSKY A diabetes pilot program that relies on community health workers to provide support in four remote First Nation communities in northwestern Ontario is being proposed as… Read more »

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