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Fundraiser raises $30,000 for Fort Albany family

Community members from Fort Albany, Attawapiskat and Peawanuck endured 30 hours of hunger pangs to raise money for a Fort Albany family in need of funds.

Percocet, OxyContin prescriptions questioned

Questions were raised about prescriptions for OxyContin and Percocets during the Aboriginal Health Care: Governance and Leadership conference, held Oct. 27-28 in Thunder Bay.

Hearing language improves healing

Three new medical dictionaries in Ojibway-English, Oji-Cree-English and Cree-English have been developed to help patients at the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre.

Hearing language improves healing

Three new medical dictionaries in Ojibway-English, Oji-Cree-English and Cree-English have been developed to help patients at the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre.

Students participate in self-esteem building

More than 250 school children discovered the benefits of self-confidence through a diabetes prevention intiative in Timmins, Ont., Nov. 4.

Food concerns raised at food symposium

Concerns about food costs and availability across Nishnawbe Aski Nation were raised Oct. 25-27 during the NAN 2011 Food Symposium.

Red Cross to establish office on reserve

The Paterson Foundation has donated $200,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to establish a new satellite office in a northwestern Ontario First Nation community.

United to fight diabetes

Diabetes awareness was the focus of inspirational and motivational speakers at the Timmins Diabetes Expo Sept. 17.

Fort Albany works on food security program

Fort Albany has been working on promoting food security in their community since establishing a food security committee in January.

Battling for life against addiction

Doris Slipperjack’s battle against prescription drug abuse was featured at the Biindigate Film Festival in Thunder Bay in the world premiere of The Life You Want.

NAN calls for women's addiction treatment facility

Deputy Grand Chief Mike Metatawabin of Nishnawbe Aski Nation said a women’s addiction treatment facility is badly needed.

Chief coroner releases report on youth suicides

The Chief Coroner of Ontario, Dr. Andrew McCallum, released a 215-page report Sept. 2 dealing with 16 youth suicides that occurred in Pikangikum First Nation during 2006-2008.

Response for prescription drug abuse minimal: NAN

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is continuing their call on the federal and provincial governments and the general public to recognize the rapidly increasing rates of prescription drug abuse in NAN territory and Canada at large.

First of its kind FASD clinic opens

The first clinic to assess and diagnose Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in northern Ontario recently opened in Sudbury.

Cause for balding

Wilma Carpenter was one of several people shaved at the Relay for Life event in Sioux Lookout, June 3.