The last group of evacuees who fled their northern Manitoba First Nation in boats beginning Tuesday afternoon should arrive safely in Winnipeg by Thursday evening, officials with the Canadian Red Cross say.
The federal government will launch new funding initiatives to improve access to midwifery services in First Nation and Inuit communities, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott announced this week at the International Confederation of Midwives Congress.
A Whitehorse advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women, whose own daughter was murdered in 2007, is now herself a homicide victim, friends and family tell CBC News.
A new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information says that Indigenous kidney disease patients are 20 per cent more likely to be hospitalized due to complications from dialysis treatment, and also have a lower patient survival rate than non-Indigenous patients.
First Nations leaders in northern Ontario say the federal government ignored their pleas to help a group of suicidal children last summer and is only now stepping forward with funding, days after two pre-teens died by suicide.
Eleven year old Mercedes Goodman and her friends in Sandy Lake First Nation, about 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont., have seen carrots before but never whole peppers, tomatoes or cucumbers.
Some federal agencies are cautious about talking to the media — so much so that they make journalists jump through hoops to get answers to even simple questions.