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2014-09-17 12:27:40

Government of Canada Invests in Quebec First Nations Health WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Wendake First Nation and the Government of Canada today announced the inauguration of Wendake's Marie-Paule Sioui-Vincent Health Centre. Health Canada provided $3.1 M to support the construction of the new health centre and the facility will be operated by the Wendake First Nation. The health centre is part of an integrated facility that enables the community to expand primary healthcare and...

Inupiat Family from Noatak, Alaska, 1929, Edward S. Curtis
2014-08-31 06:39:24

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Paleo-Eskimo people that lived in the Arctic from roughly 5,000 years ago to about 700 years ago, were the first humans to live in the region and survived there without outside contact for more than 4,000 years, researchers reported Friday in the journal Science. In addition, lead investigator Eske Willerslev of the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark and her colleagues report that the Paleo-Eskimos...

2014-08-12 12:23:14

OTTAWA, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada, today announced that the Government of Canada has taken the final step to create and protect Ukkusiksalik National Park of Canada by enshrining it in the Canada National Parks Act through an Order-in-Council. The formal establishment of Ukkusiksalik National Park under the Canada National Parks Act will result in greater ecological protection for important...

2014-04-30 12:26:28

TORONTO, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Urgent action by the federal government is required to address the persistently low high-school completion rates among young First nation adults living on-reserve, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Are We Making Progress? New Evidence on Aboriginal Education Outcomes in Provincial and Reserve Schools," author John Richards concludes that on-reserve education is in crisis. According to recently released 2011 census results, 58...

2014-03-06 12:26:49

First time collaborations to improve the cancer experience for patients in rural, remote and isolated communities TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, partners from across First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations, the health sector and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer met to launch a new initiative to improve cancer control with and for First Peoples. While cancer affects everyone, rates of common cancers have increased among First Nations, Inuit and Métis in the...

Infectious Form Of Cat Parasite Found In Western Arctic Beluga
2014-02-14 11:36:06

University of British Columbia University of British Columbia scientists have found for the first time an infectious form of the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii in western Arctic Beluga, prompting a health advisory to the Inuit people who eat whale meat. The same team also discovered a new strain of the parasite Sarcocystis, previously sequestered in the icy north, that is responsible for killing 406 grey seals in the north Atlantic in 2012. Presenting their findings today at the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'