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ItsNotAboutYou: First Nations coming together for their elders amid COVID-19 pandemic – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202043 Views

‘As Indigenous people, we always hold our elders to the highest level.’

Mar 20, 2020

Elders at a nursing home in Wikwemikong First Nation in Ontario are taking to social media to tell families and First Nations the importance of social distancing, self-isolating, and handwashing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The elders are sharing their concerns to get the message across that measures taken across the country are about protecting residents like themselves.

The campaign started at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home, on the Manitoulin Island north of Lake Huron, because administrator Cheryl Osawabine-Peltier felt people, not just locally but worldwide, were not taking precautions seriously enough.

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