“It’s really, really time to invest in these younger generations,” says Alicia Aragutak, 27, who chairs Nunavik’s suicide prevention committee.
Inuit across the North were plucked from their communities and taken to sanatoriums in southern Canada for tuberculosis treatment in the mid-20th century, and now the federal government is poised to apologize.
In Nunavik, Quebec’s expansive northern region dotted by remote fly-in Inuit villages, most residents are connected to at least one, if not several of the young people who have recently ended their own lives.
“Every family has their own way of cutting blubber,” Nivi casually explains as she wields a curved knife (known as an Ulu) and slices into thick narwhal blubber. Once I move past my mental image of the cute Arctic whale with its protruding tusk, I now feel humbled to partake in this. Originally from Eastern […]
Naloxone nasal spray will now be covered for First Nations and Inuit, the federal government says.
Ten years ago, nearly 2,000 Inuit from Nunavut answered questions about their diet and lifestyle, and gave samples of their hair and blood to researchers — now researchers are asking those individuals to continue letting them use their information.
Manitoba’s newest senator says dental disease is a real issue on First Nations and a federal program isn’t helping.
The federal government and Inuit have launched a task force to examine the tuberculosis crisis across Inuit Nunangat. Among Inuit, the rate of the lung disease in 2015 was more than 270 times higher than the rate among Canadian-born non-Indigenous people. CBC | Health News
Mary Nashook found her grandfather’s grave because of a chance look at a list of Inuit who never returned from tuberculosis treatment in the south. That opportunity will soon be open to more Inuit. CBC | Health News
Roughly 2,000 Inuit from all 14 Nunavik communities are now taking part in a health study aboard the CCGS Amundsen icebreaker dubbed Qanuilirpitaa? (How are we?). CBC | Health News