HALIFAX- The federal government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq chiefs on the transfer of federal health services. Today’s agreement with the 13 chiefs continues a process that will ultimately transform the design and delivery of health services for Mi’kmaq throughout the province. As a result of the signing, Mi’kmaq chiefs, the federal government and the government of Nova Scotia are to work toward a framework agreement to complete the transfer process over the next several years. The end result will see the delivery of health services through Tajikeim?k, a Mi’kmaq health and wellness organization guided by the 13 chiefs and the Mi’kmaq Grand Council. Last year, Indigenous Services Canada committed $8.96 million over two years to support Tajikeim?k, and it announced
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