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Indigenous Peoples Confronting the Pandemic: Nīsōhkamātowin wāhiyaw itōhtēmakan

Indigenous Peoples Confronting the Pandemic: Nīsōhkamātowin wāhiyaw itōhtēmakan When they heard the first reports of the coronavirus outbreak, leaders in the Pasqua First Nation in western Canada became worried about what would happen if the disease spread to their community. In early January they began to prepare for the worst. Pasqua Chief Todd Peigan recently […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 20205 Views

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Save the Children Canada and GSK Address Mental Health Concerns of Children Affected by Cat Lake Crisis in Northern Ontario

TORONTO, May 26, 2020- Children aged 8-14 from the Cat Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario have written and produced a music video called “Run Free”, a song about love, togetherness, family values and connection to nature. For over a year, residents in Cat Lake First Nation have lived through a public health and housing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 20207 Views

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Even as Canada reopens, children in foster care endure long separations – National Post

TORONTO — Children in Canada’s foster care homes have gone weeks without being able to see their parents in person and plans for safe reunions are still uncertain, according to child protection lawyers, even as stores, hair salons and some day care centers begin to reopen. Provincial governments, which suspended most visits in late March […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 20204 Views

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Study: Indigenous people in urban areas: Vulnerabilities to the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19

A new study provides insight into vulnerabilities to the socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic among Indigenous people living in urban areas. The study provides information on key aspects of economic well-being for the close to one million First Nations people, Métis and Inuit living in these areas (off reserve), including poverty, food security and the […]

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MNO Movement for Masks

The Métis people have long been celebrated for their artistry, creativity and the ability to make the most of limited resources in challenging times. In the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic, some Métis citizens have been setting aside their beadwork, finger-weaving, and embroidery in favour of a new, much needed, project: mask-making. What began […]

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Beaches closed on Beausoleil First Nation’s three Georgian Bay islands – simcoe.com

All beaches on Beausoleil First Nation territory — including Christian, Beckwith and Hope islands, as well as Cedar Point — are closed until further notice as a COVID-19 protection measure. “Beausoleil First Nation is still operating under a state of emergency,” according to a May 14 press release. This council order will be strictly enforced, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 20208 Views

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Put People First, Demand Over 150 Canadian Organizations with the Launch of Six Principles for a Just Recovery

TORONTO, May 25, 2020 – As governments prepare recovery plans amidst the COVID-19 crisis, an informal alliance of over 150 civil society groups, representing collective memberships of millions in Canada, are demanding these plans move us toward a more equitable and sustainable future, with the release, today, of six Principles for a Just Recovery. United […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 20205 Views

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First Nations health authorities say they need more PPE – National Observer

May 25th 2020 Indigenous health authorities that service Western Canadian First Nations say they are experiencing problems accessing enough medical and protective equipment needed to protect their citizens from COVID-19. Senior representatives from regional First Nations health authorities in Saskatchewan and British Columbia told a Commons committee Friday they need more personal protective equipment. “We […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 20205 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Additional Funding for Urban Indigenous Organizations for COVID-19 Support is Critical

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Additional Funding for Urban Indigenous Organizations for COVID-19 Support is Critical (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday of $75 million in additional funding to support efforts to combat the COVID-19 crisis for urban Indigenous organizations is essential […]

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Edition Number 9: COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous Peoples — May 22, 2020

To:                        First Nations and Indigenous Communities From:                  Isadore Day, CEO – Bimaadzwin Inc Date:                    Friday. May 22, 2020 Re:                         COVID19 Weekly Publication – Issue #009 Welcome to the edition Number 9 of our weekly COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous peoples. Every week, Bimaadzwin will post stories and facts that contains basic information, the […]

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