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COVID-19 in Sask: Youngest age group sees its biggest bump in cases – CBC

Four more cases in general were reported Monday, bringing the province’s total tally to 253 Apr 06, 2020 The province reported four more people infected with the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing Saskatchewan’s total tally of cases to 253. 81 people in the province have no recovered from the virus. Four are currently in hospital, including […]

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Federal government opens up aid package for Indigenous organizations – APTN News

April 6, 2020 The federal government has opened the window on a portion of the $305 million dollar aid package aimed at helping First Nation, Metis and Inuit people and business through the COVID-19 pandemic. The money, announced Mar. 18, is part of a larger $82 billion dollar package that Canada is hoping will help […]

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Métis Nation of Alberta announces COVID-19 support plan – Globalnews.ca

April 6, 2020 The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has released a province-wide action plan in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The plan aims to respond to the immediate needs of Métis Nation citizens who have been affected by the pandemic. “This is an unprecedented time and many Métis Nation citizens and families — like […]

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One more week of protective gear: Ford – OurWindsor.ca

TORONTO — Ontario will run out of personal protective equipment for health-care workers in one week, Premier Doug Ford said Monday, as he and other top officials pressed the United States to ease restrictions on cross-border shipments. A combination of delays in global shipments and the White House compelling U.S. manufacturers of equipment such as […]

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Some of group charged with violating public health order, weapons and drug charges released – The Battlefords News-Optimist

April 6, 2020 One of the seven remanded in custody facing numerous offences – including failing to comply with a public health order during the COVID-19 pandemic – was released after a brief court appearance. Eleven people were arrested March 27 and charged with breaking the Saskatchewan Public Health Order that says no more than […]

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Indigenous leaders asking that access to Labrador be sealed off – APTN

April 5, 2020 The elected leaders of the Innu of Labrador are requesting the closure of commercial airports, the ferry services, and travel from Quebec along the Trans-Labrador Highway into Labrador. The Combined Councils of Labrador is also asking to stop non-essential travel between Labrador and Newfoundland. The Indigenous nations believe limiting travel to essential […]

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NAN says COVID-19 case found in Eabametoong First Nation – Tbnewswatch.com

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler calls for immediate help, personal protective equipment for remote, northern community. EABAMETOONG FIRST NATION — Matawa First Nation says COVID-19 has landed in Eabametoong First Nation. Matawa officials made the announcement on Sunday and Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler later called for immediate help to fight the virus, which […]

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This is not the time’: Heiltsuk Nation tells yachters they can’t visit during COVID-19 pandemic – CBC

First Nation on B.C.’s Central Coast monitoring access points and turning visitors away due to pandemic risk Apr 06, 2020 Despite daily exhortations from health-care officials to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and repeated pleas by remote communities to stay away, the Heiltsuk Nation on B.C.’s Central Coast says travellers in yachts and sailboats […]

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‘We are not prepared’: Inuit brace for coronavirus to reach remote communities – The Globe and Mail

April 5, 2020 Canada’s Inuit leaders are nervously watching the coronavirus creep closer and closer, and hoping they can keep it from reaching their communities, where chronic overcrowding and a lack of medical resources make their people especially vulnerable to an outbreak. Nunatsiavut, the Inuit self-governing region in northern Labrador, is one of the few […]

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Visit to the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation – Anishinabek News

April 6, 2020 M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION— Founded in 1974 with a mandate to preserve and renew Anishinabek culture, language, arts, traditions and spirituality for the people of Mnidoo Mnising and its environs, the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation (OCF) holds a museum, art gallery and gift shop, an Ojibwe immersion kindergarten and Canada’s first all Anishinaabemowin radio […]

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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

April 5, 2020 In the News COVID-19 continues to top the headlines. COVID-19 cases in First Nations spur leaders to call for field hospitals | CBC News Military ready to respond to outbreak of COVID-19 in isolated Indigenous and northern communities – Globe and Mail First Nations rise to challenge as pandemic legacy looms – Times Colonist […]

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Metis Nation of Saskatchewan offering aid package to members – APTN

The Metis Nation of Saskatchewan (MNS) is offering a financial aid package to help with the burdens placed on its members during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the MNS, $2.8 million will go towards helping with childcare, personal protective equipment and what its calling “financial household distress.” The money is coming from the federal aid […]

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Minister Rickford offers Insight on Grassy Narrows FN Mercury Treatment Centre – Net Newsledger

April 5, 2020 KENORA – Grassy Narrows First Nation is getting a treatment centre for Mercury poisoning and issues resulting from long-term exposure to the element from the waters of the English River – Wabigoon Water system. Kenora-Rainy River MP Greg Rickford offers insight and comments on this important move to help the people in […]

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Rolling River First Nation distributes care packages to every household on reserve – CBC

Manitoba community organized and delivered food parcels as a ‘form of comfort’ during pandemic Apr 06, 2020 One First Nation in southern Manitoba has helped their members during the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing care packages to every household on the reserve. “As a leader, it definitely brings peace of mind,” said Samantha Wilson. Wilson is […]

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Several First Nations grapple with confirmed COVID-19 cases – The Globe and Mail

April 5, 2020 At least nine First Nations have confirmed cases of COVID-19, raising concerns about further transmission and prompting calls for greater responses from the federal and provincial governments. Cases have been reported in Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. Both urban and remote communities have been affected, from Six Nations of the Grand River near […]

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COVID-19 puts deep freeze on government business – Business in Vancouver

April 6, 2020 As governments across the country allocate time and resources to “bend the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic, as B.C. Premier John Horgan puts it, other government initiatives and policies have been triaged or placed on pause. Just over a month ago, commutes and cargo shipments across the country were being disrupted by […]

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Morning Brief: CERB to receive new applications today – iPolitics

Apr 6, 2020 Good morning, readers. The online portal for applying for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is up at 6 a.m. EDT today. The benefit will offer many Canadians who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 $2,000 a month to support them through the ongoing economic shutdown that has catapulted unemployment to levels […]

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Labrador Indigenous groups plan how to use federal COVID-19 relief – CBC

$305 million will be shared across Canada Apr 05, 2020 Indigenous communities in Labrador are already planning on what to do with recently allocated federal funds for COVID-19 relief. Ottawa has earmarked $305 million to be shared among First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities around Canada. The money will be split up into four different […]

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Nunavut Association of Municipalities calls for a ban on travel between communities – Nunatsiaq News

3 April 2020 Request made to help prevent spread of COVID-19 The Nunavut Association of Municipalities is calling for a ban on all non-essential travel between the territory’s communities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. “To date Nunavut has no reported cases of COVID-19. NAM would like to keep it that way,” states a […]

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How to access free mental health and emotional support during the COVID-19 crisis – CBC

Whether you’re experiencing anxiety, addiction or abuse, confidential help is a call, text or click away Apr 02, 2020 As the coronavirus pandemic changes everyday life in dramatic ways, it’s also shaking the foundation of our psychological and emotional well-being. “Our basic premise for mental health is feeling safe and secure,” explains psychiatrist Dr. Sabeena […]

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Saskatchewan First Nation announces first case of coronavirus – Globalnews.ca

April 3, 2020 Indigenous communities across Saskatchewan are putting measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It comes as the Indigenous services minister announced there have been 15 reported cases of the novel coronavirus in those communities as of April 2. The minister wouldn’t clarify where the 15 were, but Onion Lake Cree […]

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Concerns raised about feds dealings on First Nations elections amid COVID-19 – Kamloops This Week

April 3, 2020 OTTAWA — The chief of an Ontario First Nation says her community is caught up in bureaucratic and “paternalistic” voting rules that could leave it with a governance gap in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Valerie Richer says her Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation was moving forward with its upcoming chief […]

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Very worried’ Indigenous dads make public plea for COVID-19 compliance – CBC

Cree public health calls communities to action for the vulnerable among them Apr 03, 2020 On Friday morning, Eugene Neeposh and his 14-year-old son Phoenix left to travel North, relieved to be leaving the COVID-19 hotspot of Montreal. But for Eugene, the feeling of relief will only get him so far. Sources of worry are […]

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Nunavut legal aid offices remain closed, but you can still call – Nunatsiaq News

3 April 2020 Updated phone system now in place Nunavut’s legal aid offices, including its regional clinics and community offices, remain closed to the public until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Maliganik Tukisiniarvik in Iqaluit, Kivalliq Legal Services in Rankin Inlet, the Kitikmeot Law Centre in Cambridge Bay and the Legal […]

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Philpott says NAN communities prepared but will be tested as virus confirmed in Sioux Lookout – APTN News

April 2, 2020 Dr. Jane Philpott has returned to the hospital where she worked for 17 years before getting into politics helping out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Philpott is also assisting First Nations in northern Ontario as part of a “task team” organized by Nishnawbe Aski Nation in response to the pandemic. “So far they […]

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Illegal border crossers still trying to enter U.S. from Canada, causing worry in Akwesasne over COVID-19 – CBC

8 foreign nationals caught entering U.S. illegally within 14 km of Akwesasne since mid-March Apr 03, 2020 An Akwesasne woman was charged last week for allegedly smuggling three foreign nationals into the U.S., triggering concerns that the persistent trickle of illegal border crossers in the area is putting the Mohawk community at risk during the […]

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Remembering Markoosie Patsauq (1941-2020) – Nunatsiaq News

3 April 2020 “I was happy that people all around the world heard those stories that I made,” recalled author of Harpoon of the Hunter We are sad to learn of the recent death of Markoosie Patsauq, a remarkable man who was the author of a book MQUP published in 1970 under the title Harpoon […]

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All Canadians need to practice physical distancing reinforce Island doctors – Manitoulin Expositor

April 3, 2020 MINDEMOYA – With the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases of residents in the Manitoulin District being reported on Sunday of this week, it is even more important that people stay at home, self-isolate and continue physical distancing as keys to keep this disease from spreading further. “It is key that self-isolation and […]

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COVID-19 cases rises to 968 in Alberta as death toll hits 13, Kenney predicts pandemic will peak in May – Fort McMurray Today

April 2, 2020 There are 97 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, bringing the province’s total to 968 cases. It is believed that 108 cases are the result of community transmission. The virus has also killed two more people, bringing the province’s death toll to 13. One of the victims was a man in his […]

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Suspending foster care visits not an easy decision, says minister – CBC

Visits between children and birth parents will be reinstated once safe to do so, says Lisa Dempster Apr 02, 2020 Allowing visits between a child and their parents while protecting them from the threat of COVID-19 was a delicate balance, says Newfoundland and Labrador’s minister of children, seniors and social development, but ultimately safety won […]

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NWHU says two more COVID-19 cases have cropped up in the region – Tbnewswatch.com

Positive cases in Dryden and Sioux Lookout bring the NWHU’s total to four. DRYDEN – Two new positive cases of COVID-19 have occurred in Northwestern Ontario. The Northwestern Health Unit reports new cases of the coronavirus in Dryden and Sioux Lookout. To date four positive cases have been found by the NWHU, with 182 tests […]

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Huge impact on northern Sask. as COVID-19 shuts uranium mine – National Observer

April 2nd 2020 The economic cost of COVID-19 is hitting northern Saskatchewan — causing closures and lost jobs. Cameco’s shutdown of the Cigar Lake mine, combined with that of partner company Orano Canada’s McClean Lake mill, are now taking place. Real and far-reaching impacts of these closures have started to hit home. Cameco corporation announced […]

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Mnaasged Child and Family Services continues to support communities during COVID-19 pandemic – Anishinabek News

April 3, 2020 AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION— Members of First Nations across southwestern Ontario are hoping to get more access to services and goods for children thanks to new training on how to access Jordan’s Principle. The training workshop, run by Stephanie Stone of Mnaasged Child and Family Services, brought workers in social services, education, and […]

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MFNPS Encourages Safety and Limited Travel – PortageOnline.com

03 April 2020 Manitoba First Nations Police wants to help spread the word for everyone to be safe during the pandemic measures that have been taken in the Portage area. “I know that Chief and Council has a strong concern with COVID-19 that’s currently going on,” says Insp. Dave Scott. “They’re wishing for people not […]

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Grassy Narrows signs agreement for new mercury treatment facility – APTN News

April 2, 2020 The community of Grassy Narrows has inked an agreement for a mercury treatment centre to help community members dealing with mercury poisoning. “Today I signed the agreement for our Mercury Treatment Home. A 24 bed care facility for the people of Grassy Narrows who are suffering from Mercury poisoning. It is worth […]

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Members named for committee tasked with helping local businesses after COVID-19 pandemic – Fort McMurray Today

April 2, 2020 The Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation has officially announced the members of its Post-Emergency Business Recovery Task Force. The task force, which was created by council on March 24, will propose supports and programs to help local businesses once the COVID-19 pandemic ends. The task force’s main committee is made up of […]

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Indigenous American Ancestry May Be Associated With HER2-positive Breast Cancer – Technology Networks

Apr 03, 2020 An increased proportion of Indigenous American (IA) ancestry was associated with a greater incidence of HER2-positive breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. “The risk of breast cancer-related mortality varies between different populations, with Latina women having a greater risk […]

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Dave Obee: A match made for our times – Times Colonist

April 3, 2020 As I write this, we’re about $600,000 shy of our next million, our fourth million, in this amazing drive to provide help through the Rapid Relief Fund. And I have a new match challenge to report — this time, it’s a $200,000 commitment from the Kirzinger family. These matches are simple, really; […]

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Fifteen cases of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities to date, Canadian minister reports – Global News

April 2, 2020 To date, there have been a total of 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities, according to Marc Miller. The federal minister of Indigenous services spoke at a press conference on Thursday. He did not specify where in Canada the communities are located. “Communities are taking exceptional measures to prevent the […]

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Nunavut needs more help from Ottawa to prepare for COVID-19, says Hickes – Nunatsiaq News

2 April 2020 “I would hate to see 50 years from now that the federal government would have to make an apology for abandoning us now” Nunavut Health Minister George Hickes says the federal government needs to provide more help to the territory during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I would hate to see 50 years from […]

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Helping Canada’s Indigenous peoples during COVID-19: Ken Coates in the Toronto Sun – MLI

Indigenous peoples will be hit disproportionately by the health, economic and social consequences of COVID-19. Overcrowding and poor health-care systems leave many vulnerable to the disease itself. Job losses and project delays are adding to the economic crisis. Complications in government policy-making and program delivery will have a detrimental impact as well. Serious disruption has […]

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Northern airlines trim passenger service to the basics – Nunatsiaq News

2 April 2020 Only bottled water is now available on Canadian North, Calm Air, Air Inuit If you’re travelling in Nunavut and Nunavik, be ready to eat before you board or bring along a snack of your own. As of this week, northern airlines are only handing out bottled water to passengers. Hot meals, alcoholic […]

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Walpole Island, Kettle and Stony Point restrict visitor access – Sarnia Observer

Only visitors seeking essential services are being permitted access to Walpole Island, after a 24-hour checkpoint went up Wednesday evening. April 2, 2020 Only visitors seeking essential services are being permitted access to Walpole Island after a 24-hour checkpoint went up Wednesday evening. The restriction, similar to those enacted by other First Nations, is to […]

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‘I don’t see why anything should be secret’: First Nation rejected $28 million in Site C dam deal, court docs reveal – The Narwhal

Documents disclosed in a treaty infringement case offer a rare glimpse into the payments BC Hydro offered to First Nations as it sought support for the dam, the most expensive public megaproject in B.C.’s history BC Hydro offered West Moberly First Nations $28 million in lump-sum payments and annual payments to address the impacts of […]

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Closing Thunder Bay to First Nation Evacuees “Unthinkable” – Net Newsledger

April 2, 2020 THUNDER BAY – Community Submission – The recent announcement that Thunder Bay is closed to potential First Nations evacuees is unbelievable, unconscionable, and inhuman. “This is not who we are as a City,” said CUSP member Courtney Strutt. “As a regional hub for health care and supply distribution, we have the capacity […]

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Keith Henry: Indigenous tourism industry needs immediate federal stimulus – Vancouver Sun

Do we want Canada to protect Indigenous tourism? This is the question that keeps me up every night since Canada has come to realize the dramatic impacts of COVID-19. We know the importance of the measures being taken to prevent the virus from spreading, especially throughout our vulnerable Indigenous communities across Canada. However, I worry […]

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Northern Ontario communities doing what they can to keep COVID-19 out – APTN News

April 1, 2020 If you’re heading to a community in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation there’s a good chance you have to take a plane to get there. And that, according to the minister of Indigenous Services, makes them more vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19. “We saw this during H1N1, we saw this during SARS, […]

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University of Saskatchewan awarded $5M for Indigenous health research – Globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The money came from a new $110.8-million, 16-year national program — Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) — led by USask faculty member and scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ […]

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Ottawa owes less than feds calculated in First Nations child welfare case: PBO – CTV News

April 2, 2020 OTTAWA — Canada’s parliamentary budget officer says Ottawa will have to pay up to $2.9 billion in compensation to First Nations children and families torn apart by an underfunded child welfare system — a figure that is half the amount estimated by the federal government. Yves Giroux says his office estimates between […]

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Rotary Dream Home Lottery donating 50% of April ticket sales to Grande Prairie Food Bank – EverythingGP

The 27th Rotary Dream Home Lottery, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie, is helping out the Grande Prairie Food Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, the Dream Home Lottery announced that they will donate 50% of their ticket sales for the month of April to the Grande Prairie Food Bank. “You […]

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