Tuesday, September 08, 2009

First Nations need own health system: task force

From the Saskatoon Star Phoenix:
First Nations could soon form their own health regions, own their own pharmacies and control their own health information and research, say members of a new task force.

On Friday afternoon, members of the Medicine Chest Task Force and various First Nations chiefs from across the province gathered at the First Nations University of Canada's Saskatoon campus to announce a series of partnerships with the university and others.

"We're building capacity in First Nations country. We have inherent rights and we're taking responsibility for ourselves," said Red Pheasant First Nation Chief Sheldon Wuttunee. ...more

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