You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

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

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202035 Views

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, we’ve learned from those events,” said Marc Miller. “But the reality remains that Indigenous people in Canada experience more overcrowding, a higher burden of chronic disease and some live in highly remote and isolated parts of this country.”

NAN represents 49 communities in northern Ontario – a majority are fly-in.

Wasaya Airways is one of the airlines that services many of them.

Read More:

Send To Friend Email Print Story

Comments are closed.

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More