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First Nation Families Struggle for Equal Health Care – Manitobapost

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2018104 Views

WINNIPEG — First Nation families say they are struggling to get wheelchairs, beds and other health−care services for their children.

Several parents shared their stories at a Winnipeg summit on Jordan’s Principle.

The principle, adopted by the federal government, requires kids get access to services without delays caused by jurisdictional issues.

It’s named after Jordan River Anderson, a boy from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba who died without ever being able to go home because of a dispute over who would pay for his health care.

Carolyn Buffalo told the summit she fought for more than a decade so her son — who has cerebral palsy — could an electric wheelchair, feeding supplements and transportation to school.

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