Indigenous

Inquest into the Death of Moses Beaver Announced

Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Moses Beaver. Mr. Beaver, 56, was pronounced dead at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Feb. 13, 2017, following transfer from the Thunder Bay Jail. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act due to the circumstances of ...

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Ontario improves culturally appropriate child and maternity care with Aboriginal Midwifery programs

Ontario is improving access to culturally appropriate child and maternity care for more Indigenous people across the province. The Honourable Glenn Thibeault, Member of Provincial Parliament for Sudbury, was at Shkagamik-Kwa Health Centre in Sudbury today, February 16th, 2017, to announce that two new Registered Midwives will be hired to provide culturally appropriate child and maternity care to up to ...

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Ontario NDP statement on Grassy Narrows mercury clean-up

NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha issued the following statement in response to Premier Wynne’s recent commitment to clean up mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River.   “The Ontario New Democratic caucus welcomes the explicit commitment by the government to the full clean-up of the Wabigoon-English River of the 50-year-old mercury contamination there, as well as the commitment ...

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Joint Statement on Mercury Contamination for peoples of Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations

On Friday, Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray, met with Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister and David Suzuki. Minister Zimmer and Minister Murray have released the following joint statement: “Mercury contamination has had a profound impact on the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations, and has to ...

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Province Supporting Maternal Health and Wellness in Indigenous Communities

Ontario is improving access to culturally appropriate child and maternity care for more Indigenous people across the province. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at Dilico Family Health Team Clinic in Fort William First Nation today to announce that two new Aboriginal Midwives will be hired to provide culturally appropriate child and maternity care to up ...

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