Aboriginal Health

  • Tuesday, Sep 2 2014
    Earlier this week, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) sent a letter to the Prime Minister demanding he launch a public inquiry into Canada's missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. This is not a new demand from the CLC, we have been calling for leadership from the federal government on this issue for a long time. The recent murder of yet another young woman, this time in Winnipeg, has moved Canadians from coast to coast to coast to join the...
  • Friday, Feb 7 2014
    February 14, 2014 Happy Valentines Day! Please have a heart, First Nations children should not have to fight for services all other Canadians enjoy. Give First Nations children the same chance to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and proud of their cultures.
  • CFNU
    Friday, Dec 21 2012
    The Right Honourable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Via email Subject: Idle No More – 10 days is enough, it is time to show leadership and meet with Chief Spence Dear Prime Minister Harper, The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, representing close to 200,000 nurses and nursing students across this country, urges you as Prime Minister to meet with Chief Teresa Spence of Attawapiskat First Nation, as a gesture that things will...
  • CLC
    Thursday, Dec 20 2012
    The Canadian Labour Congress supports Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario, who is on a hunger strike in Ottawa. She is determined not to eat until granted an audience with the Prime Minister to discuss conditions on her reserve and government actions that compromise First Nations communities, land and water. We urge the Prime Minister to meet with Chief Spence. The deplorable housing situation at Attawapiskat made international headlines in 2011. Leaders there declared a...
  • Friday, Aug 3 2012
    Federal Budget 2013: A Virtuous Circle – Healthy Population and a Healthy Economy CFNU submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
  • Wednesday, Jul 18 2012
    Health Canada and Métis National Council announce $10 M funding to improve the Health of Métis People OTTAWA, Feb. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health and the Métis National Council Minister of Health David Chartrand, today announced the $10 million Health and Human Resources Initiative to improve health of Métis people. The news conference and signing ceremony took place at the Crowne Plaza in Ottawa. This funding of $10 million over four years will increase...
  • Thursday, Jun 21 2012
    National Aboriginal Day June 21 - Share in the Celebration!
  • Tuesday, Jan 10 2012
    Canada is home to more than one million people who identify themselves as Aboriginal: 60% as First Nations, 33% as Métis, 4% as Inuit and 3% as people with more than one identity, according to the 2006 Census. Aboriginal people account for 3.8% of the total population of Canada.

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