Health concerns in remote First Nation in Ontario not taken seriously, says deputy chief – CBC

Press Release

Apr 26, 2022

‘None of these communities along the James Bay have permanent doctors,’ says Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas

The deputy chief of Fort Albany First Nation in remote northern Ontario says health concerns in her community aren’t taken seriously, and members often don’t receive proper care until they travel elsewhere.

Charlotte Nakoochee gave the example of an elder who discovered he had a tumour only after travelling to Timmins, Ont., a two-hour flight from Fort Albany, which is located along the James Bay Coast.

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