Feds to pay people to be on the land to fight COVID-19 in N.W.T. – APTN News

March 30, 2020

The Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) have struck a deal that will help support Indigenous families who are choosing to be on the land to escape the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

On Monday, the N.W.T., along with ISC, announced $2.6 million in federal money to pay for the “At Home on the Land” initiative to increase physical distancing during the pandemic to curb the virus’ spread.

The move was recommended by Dr. Kami Kandola, the territory’s public health officer.

“Many families in the Northwest Territories have already begun to move onto the land to cabins and camps where they can maintain safer physical distances than if they were to remain in their home communities,” said a joint release from the N.W.T. and the Canadian government.

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