Mushkegowuk Council: Statement on WAHA Allegations on Social Media

May 19, 2017

On behalf of Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Solomon is issuing a formal statement with respect to the allegations and accusations recently posted on social media that are directed at Weeneebayko Area Health Authority.

The allegations and accusations that have played out over the social media networks involving WAHA have had a substantial impact on our community members, our health care team, and the health care system in general.

Mushkegowuk Council is closely monitoring this very serious situation to ensure that appropriate measures are implemented to lessen the negative impact that this case is having on the communities and, to ensure that our members receive the highest quality of health care possible.

Furthermore, we acknowledge that the best environment for healing is where patients, families and health care providers can collaborate and support each other, improving safety and quality by helping each other understand the care experience, and offering suggestions and insights that enable us to constantly improve.

We acknowledge that the poor state of Indigenous health care continues to be one of the leading issues faced by our communities. Canada continually disregards our calls for engagement and as a result our Nations continue to suffer from higher than average incidents of diabetes, heart disease, tuberculosis; and higher suicide rates. It is apparent that the Federal and Provincial Governments fail to recognize the urgency of the situation.

Mushkegowuk Council is calling upon the Federal and Provincial Ministers to intervene and take immediate action to develop a collaborative approach to dealing with this serious health care crisis in partnership with Mushkegowuk.

We will continue to monitor and update the public on developments has they happen.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Grand Chief J Solomon in his office at 705-658-4222 or cell at 705-363-7122 or through email at [email protected]


NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More