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Health

Métis women identify health as a key priority.   It was noted in a 2001 Census that the Métis represent approximately 26% of the Aboriginal population in Canada but receive marginal access to Aboriginal health support and services provided by government.

WMN intends to work on identifying best practices in Métis health care and the development of policies and strategies to synergize Métis traditional holistic healing and modern western medicine with a view to the implementation of effective and evidence based health care policies that address health care issues that will benefit the Métis people, including Métis women.

WMN plans to consult with stakeholders on issues of mental health, alcohol and drug addiction with a view to developing policies and strategies to address those issues as they specifically relate to Métis people.