The second Dialogue for Life conference of 2023 emphasized the importance of mental health awareness in Montreal November 13-18. The event addressed ways that Indigenous cultural traditions can support struggling communities. Through encouraging healing and self expression, delegates sought to promote life and reduce suicide rates.
In a letter addressed to the Commissioner of Complaints for the Cree Health Board, Sarah Cowboy, Kenny Petawabano expressed concerns about the accommodation provided for his daughter, Sonia Petawabano, following her stroke and subsequent handicap in 2020.
Indigenous firefighters from across Canada gathered at in Montreal for the fourth annual Indigenous Fire Safety Conference September 14-15. Over 200 attendees took part in courses that offered certification in various fields including Auto Extrication, Emergency Operation Centres Essentials and Wildfire Response.