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COVID-19: The Long Point First Nation Council Declares a State of Emergency on its Territory and Appeals to the Governments of Quebec and Canada

WINNEWAY, QC, March 30, 2020 – Faced with the threat posed by the spread of COVID-19, the Long Point First Nation Council declares a local state of emergency on its territory and calls for immediate government intervention to protect the lives, health and integrity of its members residing in Winneway. Long Point First Nation Chief […]

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Jimmy Erasmus Seniors’ Home (JESH) Re-Frame Artworks

Department of Culture and Lands Protection (DCLP) and Jimmy Erasmus Senior’s Home (JESH) Re-Frame Artworks for Infection Control The residents at JESH were missing their favourite artworks, in particular paintings of ‘on the land’ themes and the portrait of Father Pochat. Over the past four months DCLP took on the cost of reframing and glazing […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202023 Views

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Nunatsiavut: Election for President postponed amid concerns over COVID-19

After consulting with and receiving consensus from members of the Nunatsiavut Assembly, First Minister Tyler Edmunds announced today that the election for President of Nunatsiavut, scheduled for May 5, 2020, has been postponed until October 6, 2020. “It is important that the election for President be held and that it is properly conducted in accordance […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202032 Views

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“There’s Something in the Water” is your new “something new” on Netflix – Dal News

March 30, 2020 When you’re done with Tiger King on Netflix, you might want to check out another documentary — this one that, for Nova Scotians, hits a lot closer to home. Netflix subscribers now can stream the acclaimed documentary There’s Something in the Water that moved audiences and critics at TIFF (Toronto International Film […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202034 Views

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Nunavut’s offshore fishery contributes $112M to territory’s economy: report – Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut Fisheries Association hopes results will bolster support for industry Members of the Nunavut Fisheries Association contributed $112 million to the territory’s gross domestic product and created nearly 1,000 full-time jobs in 2019. This comes from an independent study, commissioned by the association. “We’ve always been saying we’ve had a lot of impact, and we’re […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202035 Views

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Indigenous, Territorial and Federal leaders mobilize funding to support unique northern physical distancing initiative

From: Indigenous Services Canada March 30, 2020 — Yellowknife, Treaty 11 Territory, Northwest Territories — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) came to an agreement today, with support from Indigenous leaders, to help Indigenous families who are choosing to be on the land as part of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202053 Views

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AB Government: Weekly overview of COVID-19 response

The Government of Alberta has enacted a $7.7 billion comprehensive response to protect the safety, security and economic interests of Albertans amidst the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. A number of actions have been taken over the past week to contain the outbreak and provide Albertans with the services they need. Provincial response to COVID-19 outbreak, March […]

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Video Message to MCFN Community from Chief R. Stacey Laforme

Video Message to MCFN Community from Chief R. Stacey Laforme Read More NT5

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202032 Views

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Gwich’in Tribal Council: Request for Assistance

As you are all aware, the Covid-19 pandemic is resulting in increased assistance needed for those in isolation or high risk. Peter Clarkson, Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Director of Regional Operations for the Beaufort Delta and Sahtu, has said “we are in desperate need of assistance to ensure we provide the needed protection of […]

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Anishinaabe woodsman takes his outdoor survival classes online – CBC

‘I hate the idea of a bunch of kids sitting around just playing video games and then getting bored’ Mar 29, 2020 Ever wanted to learn how to make rope out of tree bark or how to make syrup from tree sap? Now you can without leaving your home. Caleb Musgrave, owner and operator of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202040 Views

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NWT Indigenous govts receiving $2.6M for people to go out on land – Cabin Radio

Ottawa will provide 10 Indigenous governments in the NWT with a total of $2.6 million to help their people get out on the land during the coronavirus pandemic. Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya, who had lobbied for such funding, said the cash represented “swift action … prioritizing the health and well-being of the Dene Nation.” […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202037 Views

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No Collaboration, No Communication, No Change in Manitoba’s approach to the Birth Alert Policy, But it will not apply to southern First Nations

March 28, 2020 ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) Grand Chief Jerry Daniels is not surprised at Manitoba Families Minister Heather Stephanson’s announcement that there will be a delay in ending the controversial Birth Alert practice. SCO predicted that the province had no real intention of eliminating the Birth Alert practice, […]

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PAGC Communique

On Friday, March 13, 2020, we held an emergency meeting with our Executive, Chiefs, and Directors on how to support our communities once we had received word that a presumptive case of COVID-19 was in one of our communities. At that time, we activated our Pandemic Planning Committee, which is led by key staff, including […]

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Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government: A Message to Our Community Members

March 27, 2020 We are living through a rapidly evolving and extraordinary time where the situation is changing rapidly. Our staff is working around the clock to keep you informed of all the latest information from our government, and we thank you for your ongoing patience as we navigate this new reality together. A big […]

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#IPAAONLINE – New Live Streaming Performance Series Announced

The Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA) would like to invite Indigenous performing artists to participate in #IPAAonline! IPAA will be selecting nine Indigenous performing artists from Canada to live stream performances of their works. Each artist will be paid $500 per performance. Indigenous Dance, Music and Theatre artists are encouraged to apply. IPAA will be […]

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Maintains Full Closure of Steelhead Fisheries, Calls on DFO to Take Immediate Action Against Extirpation

Williams Lake, BC (March 27, 2020): Due to the continued immediate threat of extirpation, the Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) has re-affirmed its closure of all fishing for the endangered Chilcotin River Steelhead Trout for its members. The harvest of Chilcotin River Steelhead has traditionally been critical to members of the Tŝilhqot’in Nation, taking place at […]

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In conversation with Janelle Joseph – Varsity

The Varsity got an opportunity to speak with Janelle Joseph, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education who performs research in critical studies of race and Indigeneity in sport. Joseph spoke about many barriers that racialized people face in their local communities, as well as what organizers can do better to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202023 Views

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Keeping COVID-19 out of Indigenous communities – CityNews Edmonton

The COVID-19 virus has not entered any Indigenous communities in Alberta so far. As Sarolta Saskiw reports, the province is working on keeping it that way. Read More: https://edmonton.citynews.ca/video/2020/03/28/keeping-covid-19-out-of-indigenous-communities/

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AIAI: $305 Million to First Nations Communities not nearly Enough

London, Ontario Mar 28th, 2020 – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic Canada has allocated nearly $100 billion in its economic response plan to assist the country. For the Indigenous population they have set aside $305 million for Community Support, however, that amount is not going to be nearly enough for the Indigenous peoples to protect themselves […]

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Tłı̨chǫ Government COVID-19 Aid

Behchokǫ̀, NT (March 27, 2020) – The Tłı̨chǫ Government has approved aid programs for Tłı̨chǫ citizens living in the Mǫwhì Gogha Dè Nı̨ı̨tłèè area in response to the global COVID-19 outbreak.  The programs are intended to protect the health and safety of Tłı̨chǫ citizens. The Tłı̨chǫ Government COVID-19 aid programs include: On-the-Land Assistance Program– The […]

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COVID-19 Crisis Forces Postponement of Métis National Council General Assembly

March 27, 2020 Given the danger and practical impossibility of convening meetings during the COVID-19 crisis, Métis National Council (MNC) President Clément Chartier today informed Members of the MNC General Assembly that the MNC General Assembly anticipated for the end of April, 2020 will be postponed. An alternative date will be set once the health […]

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Canada: COVID-19: Resources For Indigenous Governments, Organizations, Businesses And Individuals – Mondaq

The spread of COVID-19 (or the “coronavirus”) has caused major disruptions across Canada, and we are only beginning to understand the ripple effect the virus will have on our organizations and economies. For First Nations, Métis and Inuit organizations, the impacts will be far-reaching, and many of those impacts will be different than those experienced […]

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Nunavut hamlets to deliver water to Inuit households daily for hand washing – CBC

Mar 30, 2020 Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated puts $1.25 M of new COVID-19 money towards water security Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated said it’s investing more than a million dollars to help bring clean water to communities. The territorial Inuit organization said Thursday it will invest $1.25 million of a new Indigenous Community Support fund to make sure […]

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Weekly round-up: UTSU elections, U of T professor honoured with award, and crimson creek mystery solved – The Medium

UTSU election results, 2020-2021 academic year In non-pandemic related news and occurrences, The Medium brings you another brief weekly round-up of various campus and city stories that might interest you. Last Monday, the University of Toronto Students Union (UTSU) concluded its voting period for the spring 2020 election. Election results were announced on March 28. […]

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People being asked to self-isolate before travelling to Labrador Inuit Settlement Area

In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, the Nunatsiavut Government is asking individuals to self-isolate for at least 14 days before travelling from Happy Valley-Goose Bay to any of the five Labrador Inuit communities. Effective immediately, individuals whose travel costs are covered by the Nunatsiavut Government, including students and staff, will be required […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Gerald Lewis on his re-election as Chief of Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent Nation

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Chief Gerald Lewis of Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent Nation on his re-election for a third term this past Thursday. “Chief Lewis has been a strong advocate for his community,” said Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. “I am certain that with his re-election we can continue to work together to […]

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Advisory to the Residents of Lax Kw’alaams COVID-19 – Advisory #4

Given the increased need to control our community’s exposure to the COVID 19 virus, we are implementing increased control on traffic into Lax Kw’alaams. As well, we are decreasing our ferry schedule. Effective immediately: 1. Local residents are not allowed in and out. If you leave, you will not be permitted re-entry, 2. This policy […]

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Prime Minister announces support for vulnerable Canadians affected by COVID‑19

March 29, 2020 During the global COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Canada is working hard to help Canadians, including our youth and seniors. Over the last week alone, we have announced major new supports for families, for workers, and for businesses. But even with this extra help, people are facing a tough situation. And, for […]

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FNHA: Providing Activities for Children during a time of Crisis

Mar 27, 2020 A message from Drs. Unjali Malhotra and Nel Wieman, FNHA Office of the Chief Medical Officer; and Denise Lacerte, FNHA Senior Specialist, Healthy Children and Youth Wellness Physical distancing and school closures have made this a challenging time for parents and kids alike! We know that this is a difficult time for […]

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

In the News COVID-19 remains front and centre. Assembly of First Nations Declares State of Emergency on COVID-19 Pandemic | AFN First Nations can now delay elections during COVID-19 pandemic, says federal minister | CBC News First Nation elections pose significant health risk – The Lawyer’s Daily Kashechewan asks PM to send in military as flood […]

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Kashechewan hopes to move 2,000 people into tents to avoid flooding and COVID-19 – CBC

Chief says he’s had no response from the federal government Mar 27, 2020 It’s an emergency that is scheduled. Every spring, the 2,000 people of Kashechewan are flown out of the remote First Nation on Ontario’s James Bay Coast to avoid potential flooding from the Albany River. But this year, they are stuck between an […]

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Nunavut mine goes into “lockdown” to reduce risk of COVID-19 – Nunatsiaq News

29 March 2020 Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine mine will see no movement of personnel except for emergency situations Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. says its Meliadine mine in Nunavut is in “complete lockdown” for the next 28 days, with no movement of personnel except for emergency situations, to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. The measures, […]

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AB Government: Supporting Indigenous safety through COVID-19

Indigenous Relations works with federal and Indigenous governments to be sure all Albertans benefit from pandemic planning and response. Rick Wilson, Minister of Indigenous Relations, and Grand Chief Billy Morin of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations spoke about a co-ordinated effort to ensure all Indigenous people in Alberta have access to supplies and […]

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Graduating Indigenous star forward weighs options for future hockey career – Anishinabek News

POWASSAN— It’s certainly not the way Gregory Trudeau-Paquet thought his junior career would end. Trudeau-Paquet, a member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, was a star forward this season with the Powassan Voodoos, members of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL). Trudeau-Paquet finished third in the NOJHL scoring race after racking up 84 points (32 goals […]

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YT Government: Government announces $1 million increase to tourism cooperative marketing fund

To help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Yukon’s tourism sector, the Government of Yukon has announced a one-time $1 million increase to its Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund (TCMF), bringing the total available funding to $1.7 million for the 2020–21 fiscal year. The scope of eligible applicants and eligible activities has also been […]

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BC Government: Taking steps to keep kids learning during in-class school suspension

March 27, 2020 VICTORIA – New guidelines for school leaders and a new website are being introduced to support B.C.’s K-12 students while in-class education is suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “This is a challenging time for families in B.C. as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, but it is […]

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Makivik Corp.: Suspension of Income Tax Program extended to April 6th

March 27, 2020 – Kuujjuaq , Nunavik – The suspension of the Nunavik Volunteer Income Tax Program has been extended to April 6th. This extension will allow us to get the necessary protective gear to our tax agents in each community. Considering the high global demand for items like masks, latex gloves and hand sanitizer, […]

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On BC’s Coast, Indigenous Communities Are Locking Down – TheTyee.ca

‘We see it coming across the way, and that’s why we’re taking action.’ When Vern Brown and his partner Santana Edgar welcome a new baby girl into these novel times in the next few weeks, one worry is when they’ll be able to get home to share their joy with family and friends. Brown, 34, […]

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Take the time to read about Indigenous history – Niagarathisweek.com

Too many Canadians know too little about the original inhabitants of the land, writes Dorothy Turcotte Most Canadians don‘t know much about the treaties between the Indigenous people and white Europeans who came to settle on their land. Little of this has ever been taught in our schools, so there was a lot of confusion […]

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The Daily Monday, March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020 Our commitment to serve Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic The current COVID-19 situation has forced organizations such as Statistics Canada to review operations, with the primary objective being the health and safety of employees and Canadians. Continue reading Detailed preliminary data on confirmed cases of COVID-19, January 15 to March 27, 2020 […]

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Nunavik in Northern Quebec reports first case of Covid-19 – APTN News

March 28, 2020 The community of Salluit, located in the Inuit territory of Nunavik in sub-arctic Quebec, has its first confirmed case of Covid-19, according to the Kativik Regional Government (KRG). The release, sent out Saturday evening, said poice in the community are enforcing a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. in an effort […]

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Morning Brief: Officials prepare makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 patients – iPolitics

Mar 30, 2020 Good morning, readers. Canadian provincial and municipal leaders are preparing makeshift hospitals to house COVID-19 patients in the event the pandemic overwhelms existing hospital capacity. The move comes as countries in Europe and states like New York have commandeered vast spaces normally reserved for conferences or sporting events to house the thousands […]

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Here’s what Indigenous communities want from the Canadian government during COVID-19 | Your Morning

Credit: Your Morning With at least two cases of COVID-19 being found in an indigenous community, it’s time to make sure they are being tested properly.

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 202054 Views

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Chief Ken Baird COVID-19 Message to Residents and Leaseholders on Tsawwassen Lands

March 27, 2020 First and foremost, we hope this message finds you safe and well. The Tsawwassen First Nation Executive Council is taking the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and wishes to apprise you of recent developments and our actions to-date during this crisis Administration Building The Administration building at 1926 Tsawwassen Drive is closed. Most […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202053 Views

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Métis Nation of Alberta: Mental Health Supports

There is a lot going on and you might be facing a lot of uncertainty. While we work to establish the needs of our community and how we’re able to respond, there are numerous resources for mental health support: From the CDC From Alberta Health services From Suicide Information & Education Services Stay up to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202036 Views

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MCFN COVID-19 Working Group Precautions Taken

March 27, 2020 There have been questions about the preparation of the food packages that were provided by the MCFN COVID-19 working group. Please be advised that all members of the working group have their Food Handler Certification. All members of the working group participated in the preparation and did not exhibit any symptoms of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202061 Views

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Letter to Premier Pallister from MMF regarding Manitoba Hydro Bill Moratorium

March 27, 2020 Dear Premier Pallister, Manitoba Hydro is a Crown Corporation and publicly-owned by the Manitoba Government as its shareholder and therefore, as many would contend, it is owned by the People of Manitoba. The Manitoba Government apparently believes, given your statements and actions, and those of your government officials, that it can direct […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202063 Views

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Chiefs Ask for Community Support During COVID-19 Pandemic March 27, 2020

Over the past two weeks the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs (Assembly) has been following, discussing regularly and taking proactive measures to protect our communities from the spread of COVID-19. Understanding that each Mi’kmaw community is unique in their demographics, there have been different approaches to the current situation in the various Nova Scotia […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202064 Views

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Pipeline workers putting locals at risk of COVID-19 infection: Unist’ot’en – APTN News

Mega-projects across the country say they’re scaling back work to reduce COVID-19 risk to their own employees and protect residents of nearby communities. But outside workers still on the job have a potential to spread the potentially deadly virus, said Freda Huson, spokesperson and founder of the Unist’ot’en healing centre in the path of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202035 Views

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First Nations can now delay elections during COVID-19 pandemic, says federal minister – CBC

Federal officials had previous warned First Nations a delay would create a “governance gap” Mar 27, 2020 First Nations which postpone their elections because of the COVID-19 pandemic will not be penalized by the federal government, as some had feared. “I think this is a constructive change. It’s unfortunate it didn’t happen sooner,” said University […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202027 Views

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