New health accord tackles gaps – The Chronicle Journal

August 12, 2016

Two high-profile aboriginal agencies have formally teamed up to focus on dire health-care concerns and service gaps on remote Ontario and Manitoba reserves that are making life miserable, and in some cases causing people to die prematurely.

A health accord between Ontario’s Nishnawbe Ask Nation and Manitoba’s Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) was formalized Wednesday at the annual Keewaywin Conference held this year near Cochrane.

“I’m confident that by working together we can significantly improve health outcomes for our people,” NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said in a joint news release.

Earlier this year, NAN highlighted a shortage or complete lack of health services on remote reserves that are taken for granted in Thunder Bay, such as dentists and dietitians.


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