Saturday, June 5, 2010

Thanks Laura





Between the blog and Facebook, most of you have heard the complaints about my recent northern health care experiences. A friend in Nova Scotia who has read my woes sent me an article she found in the Globe and Mail called Inuit mothers fight lonely battle for their children’s health. I found it very interesting and I thank Laura for sending it to me.


The article focuses on one young woman from Arviat who is in Winnipeg for her 'boarding out' or as we call it here, confinement period before giving birth. I refrain from commenting publicly about the politics the article discusses because my blog isn't about that. I do however think that no matter what side you fall on politically, the statistics mentioned are shocking and shouldn't be ignored.


It's worth a read if for no other reason than to enlighten you on a subject that most people are clueless about.












4 comments:

noinvitationrequired said...

Thanks for posting the link Morena - we are among the lucky people who have some place to go where we can be with our families, do things, and have people to help look after our other children - I would hate to have to be stuck in Winnipeg (or Yellowknife in our case) for a month with no one around.....

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Aida posted that link on facebook just this morning too and I had a read through it. Those stats are scary.

indigo said...

I (probably like you) could write reams, research papers, whole books even, on the upside, the downside, the inside, the outside and the every way which side of that interesting story, and I won't. Sigh.

Morena said...

I'm sure you're right Indigo. My issues aside, I think the people here deserve better. But who's to pay for it? How do you make it happen? I sure don't know the answers.