June 23, 2021
by Gary Rinne, Tbnewswatch
The federal government is speaking out for the first time about allegations it has failed to provide adequate dental services to First Nations in the Sioux Lookout region.
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) issued a statement Monday evening in response to charges last week by the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) and area Chiefs that government inaction has created a dental crisis.
The federal department said it’s working with First Nations, SLFNHA, other health partners and Ontario to support and improve dental services.
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