N.W.T.’s Aboriginal wellness centre will go ahead, health minister assures – CBC

Aug 25, 2016

Hospital’s elders’ advisory council raised concerns that new hospital being built on land set aside for centre

Despite concerns that an Aboriginal wellness centre would not be included in Yellowknife’s new hospital, the N.W.T.’s health minister is assuring Indigenous leaders that it will go ahead.

Earlier this year, Indigenous leader Francois Paulette, the former chair of the Stanton Territorial Health Authority Elders’ Advisory Council, told CBC he was upset that the new Stanton Territorial Hospital is being constructed on land set aside for the wellness centre.

But Glen Abernethy, the N.W.T.’s Minister of Health and Social Services, says the plan remains to create the centre.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/aboriginal-wellness-centre-stanton-hospital-1.3735779

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