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Testing will help guide reopening decision: Collins – Tbnewswatch.com

About 150 residents of Fort William First Nation participated in mobile COVID-19 testing Saturday FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION – COVID-19 testing performed in Fort William First Nation over the weekend…

Dehcho leaders say pandemic intensifies food insecurity, but inspires solutions – CBC

Difficulty accessing goods has leaders rethinking local, sustainable supply chains, like farms and hunting Jun 01, 2020 As countries across the globe grapple with stressed food supply chains due to…

First Nation members named, deemed trespassers after Toronto trip – Tbnewswatch.com

An unauthorized trip to Ontario’s COVID-19 “hot-spot” resulted in Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg, also known as Pic Mobert First Nation, naming two members it says are now unwelcome NETMIZAAGGAMIG NISHNAABEG – A…

Meet some of the First Nations health care workers on the front lines during a pandemic – CBC

‘Our whole shift, we are in PPE — in gloves, masks, gown’ Jun 01, 2020 Throughout the month of June, CBC Indigenous is introducing you to some of the health care workers…

Loss of Canada elders to coronavirus threatens indigenous culture – National Post

TORONTO, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Diane Janvier Dugan’s mother was born in 1929, there were no roads or stores in her indigenous village in northwest Saskatchewan so…

Student-generated map shows COVID-19 travel restrictions in Northern Canada – Folio

Project aims to document decisive response to pandemic by First Nations and remote communities, says U of A undergrad. An undergraduate student at the University of Alberta created a map…

Another $650M in COVID-19 aid bound for Indigenous communities, minister says – CTV News

May 29, 2020 OTTAWA — Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government will spend another $650 million to help Indigenous communities cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Of…

Coronavirus live updates: Quebec surpasses 50,000 cases; records 61 new deaths – Montreal Gazette

Top updates Canada reaches 88,856 cases, 6,918 deaths Provinces report rise in opioid overdose deaths No new taxes, Quebec finance minister pledges COVID-19 claims life of fifth Quebec health care…

Construction workers coming to Nunavut must complete 14-day isolation first – Nunatsiaq News

29 May 2020 Minister says 400 to 500 workers will come to Nunavut this season to work in 19 communities All construction workers coming to Nunavut this season will need…

Canada: Feds provide more funds to help remote Indigenous communities cope with pandemic – TimminsToday

Goal is to help hire more health workers, building isolation facilities or purchasing medical supplies or equipment as well as helping residents pay for the pandemic-induced increase in their cost…

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