Indigenous Studies instructor helps deliver support to elders in need – Brock U

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202062 Views

March 27, 2020

Indigenous Studies Instructor April Powless is lending a helping hand to elders in her community during an uncertain time.

Along with teaching in Brock University’s Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, Powless is also co-owner of Mohawk Towing / Porter Trucking and Construction in Ohsweken, Ont. The company is known for helping people around the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve when they are in a bind, but the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen them shift their efforts to ensure the safety of those in need.

“We were watching everyone raising concern and facing struggles finding basic supplies,” she said. “This made us worried about some of the more vulnerable populations on the Six Nations Reserve.”

To ensure elders and other vulnerable community members did not need to leave their homes, the company announced on Facebook that they would be delivering groceries and other items to those who needed them.

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