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Health System neglects northern patients by design: Doctor

Canadians like to think they have one of the best health care systems in the world — and that it's there for everybody, no matter what. But Dr. Mike Kirlew, a family physician based in Sioux Lookout, Ont., and one of the few doctors who works in the remote Indigenous communities in the northernmost part of the province, says that's not true.

"My patients do not receive anywhere close to a comparable level of care that other Canadians would enjoy. They just don't," Dr. Kirlew says. "That's the height of un-Canadianness."

Read more here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/north-health-care-system-problems-1.4523140

Enhancing Healthcare in Northwestern Ontario

Recruitment Event

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority will be hosting a recruitment event on January 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm and Saturday January 27, 2018 at 11:00 am. 'Enhancing Healthcare in Northwestern Ontario' recruitment event will take place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, located at 100 Front St. W, in Toronto, Ontario.

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Orientation to Community / Family Healing Program

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority's Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy (AHWS) department is accepting applications for it's November intake of the 6-day Community/Family Healing Program. Taking place on November 10-17, 2017, this program will introduce concepts of healing and wellness for community, family and self through an Indigenous worldview. It will deepen self-awareness, promote healthy life skills and provide participants with tools for relationship and parenting skills. Participants will also learn life skills to help you manage in today's world and learn how to move beyond past hurts.

To apply, please fill in the application and fax to (807)737-6195.

For more information

Lyn-marie Manitowabi
AHWS Program Manager at SLFNHA

Free: 1 (866) 337-0081
T: (807) 737-5640

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Community / Family Healing Program

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority would like to announce it's Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy department is offering two intakes for a 6-day Community/Family Healing Program. This program will introduce concepts of healing and wellness for community, family and self through an Indigenous worldview. It will deepen self-awareness, promote healthy life skills and provide participants with tools for relationship and parenting skills. Participants will also learn life skills to help you manage in today's world and learn how to move beyond past hurts. Please see links below for more information.

Intake #1 - August 11-18, 2017

Intake #2 - August 18-25, 2017

To apply, please fill in the Application Form and fax to (807)737-6195.

For More Information

Lyn-marie Manitowabi
Program Manager AHWS at SLFNHA

Free: 1 (866) 337-0081
T: (807) 737-5640

2017 SLFNHA Annual General Meeting

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority will be holding this year's Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lac Seul First Nation, for it's area Chiefs. The 3 day meeting will take place:

Tuesday September 12, 2017 to Thursday September 14, 2017
At the Lac Seul Events Centre

The Registration Form is to be completed by the Chief, or his/her delegated Proxy. A Proxy Letter (Sample here) must be sent in with registration if a delegate is attending on behalf of the Chief.

Please return completed Registration forms to an email below or by faxing to 807-737-1076.

For More Information

Nancy Greaves
Assistant to the CAO

T: (807) 737-6168
E: Executive.AssistantCAO@slfnha.com

Delaine Fiddler
Communications Officer

T: (807) 737-6168
E: SLFNHA-Communications@slfnha.com

Mamow Nigamoowag: Reconciliation Through Art

March 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm 
At Queen Elizabeth District High School

You are invited to a public launch of the new release of QEOHS Students Music Video, filmed and produced by N'we Jinan. The video, featuring 12 youth from 10 different communities, was one of four parts of a youth project funded by Canada Council of the Arts that focuses on reconciling youth through art. This song, written and recorded by the students themselves, illustrates the emotions the students previously explored on reconciliation. 
The Launch Party will also feature special live performances by QEDHS Music Students, who worked alongside Nick Sherman to write anti perform brand new songs on Reconciliation. 
Come check out the art work, photos, and behind-the-scenes clips that will contributed to this exciting project for youth! See poster here for full details