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Put mining on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, say Yukon First Nations

March 31, 2020 - 7:00pm
Na-Cho Nyak Dun Chief Simon Mervyn

Some Yukon First Nations want the territorial government to put a stop to any mining or staking in the territory during the pandemic. 

Categories: CANADA

Manitoba First Nations call on RCMP, Armed Forces to monitor COVID-19 checkstops

March 31, 2020 - 6:27pm
Norway House road block COVID-19

The advocacy group for 26 First Nation communities in Manitoba’s north is calling on the RCMP and Canadian Armed Forces to monitor checkstops set up to prevent visitors from possibly bringing COVID-19 into their communities.

Categories: CANADA

Hamilton police officer, Six Nations officer test positive for COVID-19

March 31, 2020 - 11:04am
Hamilton police

The service was notified of the confirmed test Monday, according to a statement which said the officer is believed to have contracted the virus within the community.

Categories: CANADA

Quebec's Indigenous leaders welcome checkpoints designed to limit COVID-19 spread

March 31, 2020 - 10:05am
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Some First Nation leaders in Quebec say they are pleased with the province's decision to forbid non-essential travel to several regions considered particularly at risk from novel coronavirus. 

Categories: CANADA

Nunavut government imposes 24-hour security quarantine on northerners holed up in Winnipeg hotel

March 31, 2020 - 6:00am
Security guard on watch in Winnipeg hotel with Inuit under isolation

A few dozen people waiting to go home to Nunavut are under strict self-isolation orders in a Winnipeg hotel that they aren't allowed to leave and where they remain under 24/7 security surveillance.

Categories: CANADA

Point of View: Patience, please — waiting for cancer surgery during a pandemic

March 31, 2020 - 4:30am
Taiorenhote Dan David

Five days after the Montreal General Hospital cancelled Taionrén:hote Dan David's bowel cancer surgery, he had questions that needed answers: "Why?" and "What next?"

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Manitoba First Nations ask defence minister to set up military hospital

March 31, 2020 - 4:00am
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Two First Nations communities in Manitoba have made a direct appeal to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan to establish a military hospital in their region in anticipation of an outbreak of COVID-19, CBC News has learned.

Categories: CANADA

Yukon First Nations help citizens make ends meet during COVID-19 pandemic

March 30, 2020 - 8:27pm
Steve Smith chief of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Yukon First Nation governments are ensuring their citizens have some financial help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Categories: CANADA

Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland cool to Manitoba chiefs' request for Cuban doctors

March 30, 2020 - 7:51pm
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Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland appeared Monday to reject a request by a group of First Nations in Manitoba for Canada to allow Cuban doctors into their communities to bolster their health care services in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Quebec couple fleeing COVID-19 'endangered' Yukon First Nation, chief says

March 30, 2020 - 3:07pm
Dana Tizya-Tramm

A Quebec couple apparently fearing the spread of COVID-19 travelled across the country to a remote community in northern Yukon — but they were quickly sent packing.

Categories: CANADA

Long Point First Nation calls on Quebec, Ottawa for public security assistance

March 30, 2020 - 2:36pm
Long Point First Nation

As the number of First Nations in Quebec declaring states of emergency grows in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one Algonquin community in western Quebec is calling on the federal and provincial governments to assist with public security concerns.

Categories: CANADA

N.W.T. Métis Nation president praises 'groundbreaking' on the land funding

March 30, 2020 - 12:05pm
Garry Bailey

The federal government is providing $2.6 million to N.W.T. First Nations in order to help get their residents out on the land during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Categories: CANADA

Nunavut hamlets to deliver water to Inuit households daily for hand washing

March 30, 2020 - 5:00am
Aluki Kotierk

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated said it's investing more than a million dollars to help bring clean water to communities.

Categories: CANADA

Young people have no 'bulletproof' protection from COVID-19 — particularly smokers and vapers

March 30, 2020 - 4:00am
Brandi Bourgeois

If you are young and think you are immune to COVID-19, some doctors would like you to pay attention to the following message: Smoking and vaping could increase your risk of experiencing COVID-19's harmful effects.

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Oneida closes territory to help keep COVID-19 out

March 29, 2020 - 3:59pm
Oneida Nation of the Thames

The Oneida Nation of the Thames is setting up road blocks into the territory, allowing only residents and suppliers to enter, starting Sunday at midnight.

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Six Nations confirms 2 cases of COVID-19, but still plans 'checkpoints' to stop visitors

March 29, 2020 - 2:31pm
Six Nations

Six Nations has its first two cases of COVID-19 on the territory, but still plans to conduct "community checkpoints" this week to stop non-residents from entering the area.

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COVID-19 pandemic causing anxiety for people involved with child welfare system, Manitoba advocate says

March 29, 2020 - 10:27am
Cora Morgan

Cora Morgan, who speaks for First Nations families in Manitoba, says she's getting calls from parents who have not been able to see their children because in-person visits have been suspended.

Categories: CANADA

Anishinaabe woodsman takes his outdoor survival classes online

March 29, 2020 - 4:00am
Canadian Bushcraft

Caleb Musgrave from Hiawatha First Nation who owns an outdoor survival and land-based learning company, is offering classes online after COVID-19 forced in-person classes to be cancelled.

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Curfew imposed in Salluit, Kuujjuaraapik in response to COVID-19

March 28, 2020 - 5:04pm
Whapmagoostui, Que

Residents of three villages in Nunavik (northern Quebec) are required to stay home between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. "until further notice," according to a release from regional police.

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Muskeg Lake, Montreal Lake Cree Nations shut down borders

March 28, 2020 - 4:55pm
Montreal Lake

More Indigenous communities are restricting community access to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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