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With Halloween upon us, Christmas coming fast on its heels, and candy just about everywhere for the next several months, parents should take extra care to make sure that kids, especially those under age 6, don’t mistake tricks for treats, and eat medication thinking it’s candy.

10/29/18

As we approach the fall equinox (September 22nd, when fall begins and the hours of sunlight equal the hours of darkness), many of Canada’s Indigenous communities will pause to give thanks, for the fall harvest, for the longer hours of sunlight that the summer season has provided, and to mark the passing of the sun’s annual cycle into its next phase.

09/17/18

My given name is Michele Baptiste, while my traditional name is Red Sunset Woman. I am Bear Clan from the Algonquin First Nation of Pikwakanagan in Golden Lake, Ontario.

I’ve been asked to provide a blog to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. It’s a day for all Canadians to learn about and celebrate the contributions Indigenous people have made to our country. It’s a good occasion for us to celebrate who we are as Indigenous people and to honour our ancestors. 

06/11/2018

March is Fraud Prevention Month across Canada. Recognize it, Reject it, Report it!

Through a combination of private and public coverage, Canadians enjoy one of the most comprehensive systems of healthcare benefits on the planet. We should rightly be thankful for this privilege, but we should also be careful to ensure that we continue to enjoy it into the future.

03/19/2018

Simply put, “Jordan’s Principle” is a child-first principle calling on the government of first contact to ensure First Nations children can access public services on the same terms as other children. The principle was a result of Jordan River Anderson, who was a First Nations child from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba. He was born with complex medical needs that could not be treated on-reserve.

03/05/2018

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