NAN Chiefs meet with federal, provincial leaders to resolve public health crisis
Federal and Provincial health ministers met with Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day, promising to do what needs to be done to end the health crisis on northern Ontario reserves.
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott and Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins met with Nishnawbe Aski Nation leadership along with Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennet.
The meeting came after two public health crisis situations got national attention across mainstream and social media – highlighting a lack of health services in the northern communities.
A public health crisis was declared in February of this year for the northern communities.
NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says he feels positive and hopeful that action is being taken to resolve the crisis.
- Previous More allegations Quebec police sexually abused indigenous women
- Next Canada not providing immediate funding relief to First Nations children in care