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Indigenous multipurpose health facility off to tendering phase

 By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new Indigenous health facility in Saskatchewan will soon become a reality after three nations worked together to close the gap in health facilities, the federal government confirmed last week. The Saulteaux Pelly Agency Health Alliance’s (SPAHA)’s $30-million proposal for an Indigenous multipurpose health facility will go to tender after the feds agreed to fund the project. SPAHA’s goal is to integrate the delivery of health services for three Saskatchewan communities while closing the infrastructure gap in Indigenous health care. SPAHA is made up of the Key, Keeseekoose, and Cote First Nations in Saskatchewan. It is expected the facility, once operational, will serve a combination of over 2,500 on-reserve and over 8,500 off-reserve members throughout the three communities. Keesekoose First Nation Chief Lee

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