Northern Ontario chiefs council meeting with 2nd First Nation exploring nursing transfer – CBC

Keewaytinook Okimakanak manages Deer Lake’s nursing station, North Spirit Lake seeking similar agreement

Jul 03, 2018

The northern Ontario chiefs council that now manages the nursing station in Deer Lake First Nation says it’s working with another Indigenous community to undertake a similar transfer.

A ceremony was held in April to formalize the transfer of management of the medical facility in Deer Lake from the federal government to Keewaytinook Okimakanak. An official with the council said talks are underway with North Spirit Lake about a similar arrangement.

“What we’ll be looking at over the summer months, July and August, will be some further community trips into North Spirit Lake for some more community engagement meetings,” said Donna Roberts Potter, the director of nursing for Keewaytinook Okimakanak.

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