Racist and baseless: Facebook posts about Wabaseemoong COVID-19 outbreak causing harm in Kenora, Ont. – CBC

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Racist and baseless: Facebook posts about Wabaseemoong COVID-19 outbreak causing harm in Kenora, Ont. – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202169 Views

Feb 24, 2021

OPP says no truth to posts alleging First Nation members isolating in city were breaking health guidelines

Recent social media posts spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 outbreak in Wabaseemoong Independent Nations are not only false, but they are “creating fear and mistrust” within the city of Kenora, Ont. and the broader northwestern Ontario community, according to Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders in the region.

Instead, community members and leaders are asking people to stop the racial discrimination and to show compassion for those working hard to contain the outbreak.

“Be more understanding of their needs. It doesn’t have to get racially discriminatory or ugly like that. We’ve got to stand up for one another,” said Dennie Courchene, a member of Wabaseemoong Independent Nations, who has lived in Kenora for several years.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/kenora-racist-social-media-posts-1.5925748

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