The Nishnawbe Aski Nation and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine have signed an accord for improvements to the health care system.
Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says the purpose of the agreement is to develop mutually supported initiatives that will build capacity and strengthen the health system within the49  First Nation territories, about two-thirds of the province of Ontario.
School Dean Dr. Sarita Verma adds structural social inequities such as colonization, racism, social exclusion, and repression of self-determination are important social determinants of health and is looking forward to working closely on overcoming those challenges to improve health care.