S Health

IndigenousText

ITK Calls for Measures to Guarantee Airline Transport in Inuit Nunangat as a COVID-19 Public Service

March 31, 2020 ITK is calling for air transportation to be designated an essential service in Inuit Nunangat for the duration of the COVID-19 response. In winter and spring, airline travel routes are lifelines, the equivalent to roads and railways in southern Canada. They are the sole entry points for food, medicine and other essential […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202011 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

Updated Message from President Chartier

March 31, 2020 Narrows, SK Great news! Late yesterday afternoon I confirmed with the person whom I believed was the individual who had been in contact with the person (a non-resident of northern Saskatchewan) who had tested positive with the COVID 19 virus that her test had just come back negative. Coincidentally, in follow-up from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 20208 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

Nunatsiavut Government offices to remain closed

31, March 2020 All Nunatsiavut Government offices and buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice to prevent potential exposure and spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Exceptions will be made to ensure continued essential program and service delivery. NT5

by aanationtalk on March 31, 20209 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Frontline service providers receive $106K in funding – Tbnewswatch.com

Seven community frontline service providers helping the most vulnerable members of the population benefited from $106,000 in funding through the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. THUNDER BAY – Frontline service providers that assist some of the most vulnerable members of the community are receiving a helping hand from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The United Way […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 20207 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

MCFN: COVID-19 Test Results Negative

On March 26, 2020, it was announced that a member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) COVID-19 Working Group had undergone testing for COVID-19. As a precaution, all of the members of the working group were put into self-isolation while awaiting the test results. The test results came back NEGATIVE for COVID-19. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202014 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

Tŝilhqot’in Nation Declares State of Emergency in response to COVID-19

Williams Lake, BC (March 31, 2020): The Tŝilhqot’in National Government has declared a State of Emergency in response to the escalating threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on behalf of the six Tŝilhqot’in communities: Tl’etinqox, Tl’esqox, Yuneŝit’in, Tŝideldel, Xeni Gwet’in and ʔEsdilagh. The Tŝilhqot’in Nation declares this State of Emergency as an exercise of its inherent […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202010 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

COVID-19 – Ginoogaming First Nation Enacts Precautionary Measures – Net Newsledger

March 31, 2020 GINOOGAMING FIRST NATION, LONGLAC ON, March 31, 2020: The Chief and Council of Ginoogaming First Nation today enacted additional precautionary measures in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Chief and Council are asking residents to stay indoors as the rest of Canada and Ontario are being asked to do, to prevent the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202010 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

Manitoba First Nations want military help with coronavirus preparations – Energeticcity.ca

Communities requesting military help generally need to go through their provincial governments, so it’s unclear at this point what will happen next and how those requests will be addressed. Global News has reached out to Sajjan’s office for their reaction. 2:00Coronavirus outbreak: Canadian Forces focused on ‘flexibility’ as mission priority Coronavirus outbreak: Canadian Forces focused […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202012 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

CFN – Coronavirus Outbreak: We Will Get Through this Together

I know that we are all watching the development of the coronavirus pandemic with feelings of concern and uncertainty. The Coastal First Nations communities – and the world in general – are in uncharted territory. It is important we remain calm, show solidarity and stand by each other in this challenging time. At the same […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202013 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Young father identified as northern Alberta’s 1st fatal case of COVID-19 – CBC

‘We are a close-knit community, and this news will be hard for everyone’ Mar 31, 2020 The first person from northern Alberta to die of COVID-19 — a man in his 30s from Big Lakes County, Alta. — is being remembered as a loving husband and father. Shawn Auger was among five Albertans to die […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202012 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

As effect of pandemic grows, so does community need: Salt Spring organization – Times Colonist

March 30, 2020 Many people think of Salt Spring Island as idyllic. But it’s not immune to the ravages of the COVID-19 virus, which has left many businesses closing their doors. Many people are seasonally employed and low income, and lots are homeless, Rob Grant, executive director of Salt Spring Island Community Services, said Monday. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202010 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

TNG: March 30, 2020 – COVID-19 Update #8

March 30, 2020 COVID-19 Cases Update. TNG remains committed to keeping our employees and the communities we serve safe. Therefore, we are sharing the following information. As of March 30, 2020, there are no confirmed cases in Williams Lake or the Tŝilhqot’in communities. However, the virus continues to spread across British Columbia and we are […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 20208 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government: Community Notice

March 30, 2020 The Listuguj Chief and Council, in collaboration with senior management, has adopted additional measures to further protect the health and safety of our residents. Monitoring checkpoints will be implemented at four entrance points to the community starting March 31st at 8:00 a.m. for a duration of 48 hours. The Listuguj Fire Department […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 20208 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

March 30, 2020 Update to MCFN Membership

March 30, 2020 The Mississaugas of the First Nation (MCFN) Chief and Council and the MCFN COVID-19 Working Group are actively taking precautions and actions to address the potential impacts of COVID-19 in our community. Please see the following updates from the meeting this morning. Neighbouring Road Closures – At this point, MCFN will not […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 20207 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Quebec’s Indigenous leaders welcome checkpoints designed to limit COVID-19 spread – CBC

Many First Nations would also like to see in-community testing: Grand Chief Ghislain Picard Mar 31, 2020 Some First Nation leaders in Quebec say they are pleased with the province’s decision to forbid non-essential travel to several regions considered especially at risk from novel coronavirus. Checkpoints to restrict access to eight regions — including many […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 20208 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

CFN Nations Take Action to Protect Against COVID-19

March 28, 2020 Coastal First Nations communities are asking members to take the safe and necessary actions required to prevent the spread of the highly-infectious coronavirus. Community members are being asked to stay at home, wash their hands regularly, check on their loved ones, and keep a safe distance from others. Anita Hall, Emergency Operations Centre […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 20208 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Northern B.C. First Nations impose lockdown to prevent spread of COVID-19 – APTN News

March 30, 2020 Dozens of First Nations in northern British Columbia have imposed a lockdown system as a preventative measure to stop the chance of the COVID-19 virus from getting into their communities or declared a state of emergency. The Heiltsuk Nation has stopped access to non-community members and others are allowed out for essential […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202010 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

Commissioner launches the Daisy Mason Wellness Fund

The Commissioner of Yukon, the Bishop of the Anglican Church and the Skookum Jim Indian Trust Fund are working together to launch the Daisy Mason Wellness Fund. It will provide financial assistance to First Nations residents behind initiatives that help people in their community through well-being, healing and personal development training and activities. In 1905, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202021 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Six Nations reduces non-resident traffic over COVID-19 concerns – CHCH News

March 30, 2020 A First Nation community in Ontario is implementing new restrictions after it reported its first cases of COVID-19. Two people are currently self-isolating on the Six Nations of The Grand River after testing positive for the virus. Elected chief Mark Hill says they’re setting up checkpoints at the reserve’s boundaries to limit […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202017 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

President Chartier Enters into 14 days Self-isolation

March 30, 2020 Buffalo Narrows, SK This morning I was contacted by Saskatchewan Health informing me that I was in contact late last week with a person who was in contact with a person who tested positive with the COVID 19 virus. As part of their protocol they will not disclose where and when the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202016 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

Advisory to the Residents of Lax Kw’alaams COVID-19 – Advisory #5

As resident can now see, we have slowly been increasing our response to the COVID-19 virus as daily updates become available to us. An Emergency Measures Committee has been meeting for the last month and as of this weekend, we are meeting daily. The Committee is comprised of the Mayor, two nurses, Administration, the EMO […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202018 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

First Nation communities continue to ‘prevent, prepare, and respond’ to COVID-19 concerns – CBC

Mar 30, 2020 The deputy grand chief Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) says remote First Nation communities are trying hard to “prevent, prepare, and respond” to the COVID-19 pandemic, despite a lack of necessary resources. “Although we have made great strides there is a huge huge lack of resources in our First Nation communities, our biggest […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202018 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Feds to pay people to be on the land to fight COVID-19 in N.W.T. – APTN News

March 30, 2020 The Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) have struck a deal that will help support Indigenous families who are choosing to be on the land to escape the spread of the COVID-19 virus. On Monday, the N.W.T., along with ISC, announced $2.6 million in federal money to pay for the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202020 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

Ontario COVID-19 cases soar as testing backlog continues to come down – Toronto Star

March 30, 2020 The number of Ontarians with confirmed cases of COVID-19 has soared by 351 cases or almost 26 per cent over night as the testing backlog continues to come down. New figures from the Ministry of Health released Monday morning show the provincial tally of cases has now reached 1,706 since the first […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202020 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Canadian military assembles ‘rapid reaction’ teams to help with pandemic response – CBC

Teams could deliver badly-needed medical supplies or render aid in remote communities Mar 30, 2020 The Canadian military has mobilized 24,000 full-time and part-time members to respond to calls from provinces and northern Indigenous communities for help with pandemic measures, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Monday. The military’s “rapid reaction” teams will be available for […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202017 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202027 Views

Read More
LandsText

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, 202042 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202026 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

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, 202022 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

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, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202037 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202014 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202019 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

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/

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202022 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202014 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202014 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202015 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202021 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202019 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202019 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

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, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202027 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202025 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202025 Views

Read More
IndigenousAudio

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, 202046 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

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

Read More
IndigenousText

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, 202052 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

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, 202056 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

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, 202034 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

Usage of MindFuel’s free digital K-12 educational resources doubles over past week

CALGARY, March 27, 2020  – Despite temporary school closures and classroom disruptions, that hasn’t stopped Canadian students from prioritizing their learning. Last week, MindFuel announced that it would be offering all of its online K-12 STEM educational resources at no cost to all Canadians. Since making these valuable resources accessible for free, MindFuel is supporting between […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202033 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

Initiatives being implemented to help Labrador Inuit cope with impacts of COVID-19

March 27, 2020 The Nunatsiavut Government today announced a number of initiatives aimed at assisting Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement deal with impacts associated with the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The initiatives include providing support to food banks and community freezers (including those operated by the Sivunivut Inuit Community Corporation in North West […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202034 Views

Read More
IndigenousText

IRC: Support Applications Funded to Date

Over the last four (4) days Inuvialuit Regional Corporation has worked with the local retailers Stantons Distributing NorthMart Northwind gas station Bob Gully’s gas station Arctic Co-operative ATBA Van Can gas station To purchase bulk food orders under the Child First Initiative; food, gas and supplies for the On the Land Program; food and supplies […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202031 Views

Read More

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More

CLOSE
CLOSE