An article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has linked long-term health problems such as diabetes and obesity to the prolonged hunger that existed in residential schools.
Ric Richardson, a 61-year-old Metis business owner and mayor of the northern Saskatchewan village of Green Lake, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in February.
A suicide pact leading to the deaths of three Indigenous twelve-year-olds since January has prompted the Wapekeka First Nation to declare a state of emergency. After discovering the pact, Canada's health ministry promised $380,000 in funding, but has only provided $95,000.
Dr. Lisa Richardson, an Anishinaabe internist, and Dr. Jason Pennington, a Huron-Wendat surgeon, will share the prestigious Royal College Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award.
Tania Dick, a nurse who will soon become the first Indigenous president of a British Columbia nursing association, followed in the footsteps of her mother, who was an activist and nurse.
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is working with authorities in British Columbia to begin collecting data about the number of Indigenous deaths due to fentanyl overdoses.
The Federal Government is changing its health policy to begin paying for someone to travel with Indigenous women who need to leave their communities to give birth. This comes after recommendations from the Truth and Reconiliation Commission to recognize the state of Indigenous health.
First Nations throughout Canada are working to bring awareness and education about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). By working with schools and health and social services workers, more Indigenous people can be reached to develop an understanding of the disorder.
Northern Health (NH) has partnered with the BC Ministry of Health, First Nations Health Authority, and other regional health authorities to strengthen cultural safety for Indigenous people through the structure of healthcare delivery systems.
Manitoba's provincial legislature has passed a motion put forward by NDP MLA Wab Kinew, condemning the federal government for under-funding social services for Canada's Indigenous children.