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Otipacimo Fall 2022 Edition Available

SLFNHA’s fall edition of Otipacimo “Storyteller” is now available for download. 

Otipacimo “Storyteller” is available in both English and in Oji-Cree. All files are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat to read. If you do not have this program, it is free to install by clicking here. These reports are also available in print and can be requested by contacting the Communications Department at communications@slfnha.com.

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Otipacimo Summer 2022 Edition Available

 

 

SLFNHA’s inaugural edition of Otipacimo “Storyteller” is now available for download. 

Otipacimo “Storyteller” is available in both English and in Oji-Cree. All files are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat to read. If you do not have this program, it is free to install by clicking here. These reports are also available in print and can be requested by contacting the Communications Department at communications@slfnha.com.

 

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Media Release: SIOUX LOOKOUT FIRST NATIONS HEALTH AUTHORITY OPENS THUNDER BAY OFFICE

SIOUX LOOKOUT FIRST NATIONS HEALTH AUTHORITY OPENS THUNDER BAY OFFICE

April 21, 2022
Thunder Bay, ON

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) held a small opening ceremony today at their new satellite office location in Thunder Bay, at 981 Balmoral Street, Suite 200.

CEO and President James Morris and Acting Board Chair Howard Meshake were on hand with Elders and local dignitaries to offer blessings to the new site.

The current offices in Sioux Lookout remain fully operational. The expanding needs of the communities served by SLFNHA, which number 33 First Nations and include more than 40,000 people, both on and off-reserve, has required the expansion of SLFNHA to Thunder Bay.

Since April 2021, there have been nearly 5,100 visits by SLFNHA community members to Thunder Bay for medical appointments. That number was almost 800 in November 2021 alone.

The move to create a Thunder Bay office comes after much thought and consideration by the SLFNHA Board, which was advised in a 2021 report by Public Health Physician Dr. John Guilfoyle that a presence in Thunder Bay would address the growing needs of SLFNHA community members in urban settings. Guilfoyle, who has since retired, speaks with over 30 years of experience in the Public Health field.

The Thunder Bay office is currently operating with essential staff only, as aligned with current SLFNHA health and safety policy.

L-R James Morris, SLFNHA CEO and President, Howard Meshake, Acting SLFNHA Board Chair, present Chief Peter Collins, Fort William First Nation, with a framed gift Front: Jeannie Carpenter, wife of Howard Meshake.

Read more and download the Media Release here.

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Ontario Expanding Mental Health Services for Indian Residential School Survivors

The Ontario government is providing $800,000 to eight Indigenous health care teams through the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC) to enhance the delivery of integrated, culture-based mental health and addictions trauma care to Indigenous people who are experiencing pain, loss and intergenerational trauma as a result of the Indian Residential School (IRS) system. This funding is in addition to dedicated funding being provided to First Nations leading burial investigations at former Indian Residential Schools across the province.

Read more on the Government of Ontario news release here: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001840/ontario-expanding-mental-health-services-for-indian-residential-school-survivors

 

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Press Release – February 4, 2022

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority is sharing our Press Release on the unfortunate decision to close two Child Care services within the Municipality of Sioux Lookout.

Press Release – SIOUX LOOKOUT FIRST NATIONS HEALTHY AUTHORITY EXPRESSES REGRET ON THE CLOSURE OF CHILDCARE SERVICES IN SIOUX LOOKOUT

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Press Release – January 6, 2022

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) is sharing our Press Release calling for immediate action to address the tsunami of COVID-19 cases in the region.

Press Release – January 6 2022

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Pelican Falls First Nations High School is planning for the return of students for in-person learning

As of November 2021, Pelican Falls First Nations High School is planning for the return of students for in-person learning starting semester 2. The first day of classes will be January 5, 2022.

There will be 2 Youth School Counsellors who have offices at the school and work full days on-site.

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Opening of Developmental Services building

On Monday, September 27, SLFNHA’s Developmental Services building was opened and blessed by Elder Tom Chisel. SLFNHA’s Developmental Services building is located at 42 King Street, and houses numerous programs such as: audiology, behavioural therapy, case coordination, developmental pediatrician, developmental psychology ,occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech & language therapy and traditional services.

More information on SLFNHA’s Developmental Services can be found here: https://www.slfnha.com/health-services/developmental-services/

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Looking for Used Furniture

We have a family that is moving into Sioux Lookout for medical reasons: If you can help out with anything listed below, would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

  • Double or Queen sized bed
  • 1 Twin sized bed
  • Couch
  • Coffee Table
  • Table and Chairs
  • Pots and Pans
  • Dressers

If you have any of these to donate, please contact Brenda Baskatawang, Transition Support Worker (Brenda.Baskatawang@slfnha.com)

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Donation of 150 Books to JMK Hostels by New Life Assembly

Thank you to New Life Assembly for their gracious donation of 150 books towards the Jeremiah McKay Kabayshewekamik Hostels! We are very appreciative of your contribution to the well-being of our guests!